Joseph Phelps Vineyards will embark on an exciting refresh to our historic Napa Valley winery from May 15 through June 30, 2023. During this time, all tasting and culinary experiences will be hosted outdoors on our terrace with the exception of Exploring Wine Aromatics, Unlocking the Secrets of Wine, and Insignia Blending. These three educational experiences will be hosted indoors around a communal table located in the winery’s historic south building, adjacent to our main winery building which will be closed during the refresh. Thank you.
A visit to our historic Napa Valley winery.
A personalized, seated tasting featuring a selection of our current release Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wines, including Insignia, while a Wine Educator guides you through each wine selection.
Play winemaker for a day and learn the art of blending our flagship wine, Insignia. Smell, taste and experiment with blending six Insignia components, then compare your blend with the current Insignia vintage.
The pleasure of wine and food pairing.
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.
Estate Exclusive Experiences
Immersive educational tastings to broaden your wine knowledge.
NEW: Vineyard Hike and Tasting
Immerse yourself in the history of our winery’s beginnings through a vineyard hike at our Home Ranch. This experience includes a seated tasting and seasonal items from our Culinary team.
Unlocking the Secrets of Wine
Whether you are new to wine or interested in furthering your education, this fun and interactive tasting experience highlights common wine terms, cellaring, and pairing tips.
Intimate wine tastings tailored to each visit.
A seated private tasting tailored to your visit. Guests will be guided through a curated selection of our current Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast releases, including single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our flagship wine, Insignia, and a selection from the library.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a reservation?
We require all guests to have a reservation to visit. We offer a variety of experiences to choose from.
Do you charge my card at time of booking or is it a deposit?
Full payment is due at time of booking for all visits.
Can I bring my children or dog?
To provide a safe, relaxing, and intimate experience for our guests, all visitors must be at least 21 years of age. Infants and children are not permitted at the winery. Please note that only certified service animals are allowed on property. We cannot accommodate pets. Thank you for understanding.
Do we have to do a tasting, or can I just walk around?
All guests do need to have a tasting reservation to visit the winery.
Can I purchase wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy on your property?
We do not have permitting to offer wine by the glass. We see visitors for our many experiences by appointment.
Can we walk through the Vineyards?
For the safety of our guests, we do not allow anyone to walk through the vineyards. If you are interested in a guided vineyard hike, we do offer our Vineyard Hike & Private Tasting experience on select weekends May through October. Visit Tock to schedule.
What is your cancellation policy?
For Terrace Tastings, we have a 72 hour cancellation policy. For all private experiences, the cancellation policy is 7 days.
If I buy wine, will you refund my tasting fees?
We do not refund tasting fees with purchase. If you are enjoying our Terrace Tasting and join our Phelps Preferred Membership, if you become an active member by purchasing the last two club shipments, we will refund four Terrace Tasting fees.
Can we share a tasting?
Sharing a tasting is allowed.
We have someone with us who doesn’t drink. Will they be charged as well?
We understand that you may have a designated driver or a non-taster in your party. There is a charge of $20 per person plus tax for any non-tasters. Be sure to include them in your guest count so they do have a seat when finalizing the reservation. You have the option to choose a non-taster when booking through Tock. We do ask that at least half of the group participate in the tasting.
Can I bring food to enjoy during my tasting?
We are sorry, but no outside food is allowed on the terrace.
Can I buy a cheese plate to go with my tasting?
At this time, we do not have food for purchase.