Joe Phelps had a love of food and wine that took root in the late 1960s during a pivotal trip to Italy. He became friends with, and learned a great deal from, the godmother of California cuisine, Alice Waters, with whom he shared a passion for the local provisions and fresh produce that the Bay Area had to offer. By the late 1970s, and continuing for the rest of his life, Joe was known for his legendary gatherings of family and friends in his home, where he would share great wine and food that he had prepared.
“As I’ve journeyed through life one sip at a time I’ve come to think of good food and the right wine as silent poetry. Enjoyed together, they become a lyrical tribute to the pleasures of the table.”
– Joe Phelps
Inspired by Joe’s lifelong culinary passion, the winery is pleased to offer Playful Plates and Bountiful Table wine and food experiences. Led by Executive Chef Brian Sutton, his illustrious background has led him to work at some of the most celebrated destinations throughout the world, including Calistoga Ranch and Relais & Chateaux property The Point in Adirondacks, NY. We invite you to join us on your next visit to Napa Valley for an unforgettable wine and food experience.
Savor the bounty of our region through a wine and food journey. Join us for an unforgettable experience of pairing seasonal ingredients with the extraordinary wines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. This semi-private wine and food experience lasts three hours and is offered Wednesday - Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Learn More
Chef’s Tasting Menu
Immerse yourself in an indulgent wine and food event. We invite you to join us for Chef’s Tasting Menu, a nine course semi-private wine and food adventure focused on seasonal dishes inspired by Executive Chef Brian Sutton’s travels, along with the single-vineyard wines produced from our Sonoma Coast estate, and our finest Napa Valley bottlings, including a library vintage of Insignia. Learn More
Located on a tranquil hillside overlooking our estate vineyards, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is an ideal location for your special celebration. Learn More