Anticipate an exquisite encounter as we welcome you to indulge in a captivating experience at our recently revitalized Historic Guest Center! Immerse yourself in interactive pleasures such as the Insignia Blending and Unlocking the Secrets of Wine experiences. Embark on the immersive Culinary Experiences, Insignia Retrospective, and the enchanting journey of Exploring Wine Aromatics. Alternatively, savor the exclusivity of our Private offerings on the Terrace, boasting panoramic views of our Home Ranch Vineyards. Your visit promises to be a moment of opulence and refinement, tailored to elevate your appreciation for the finer things in life.
Estate Exclusive Experiences
Immersive educational tastings to broaden your wine knowledge.
Unlocking the Secrets of Wine
This fun and interactive tasting experience highlights common wine terms, reading labels, when to cellar and food pairing tips as you hone your skills while tasting through a selection of current release Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wines, including Insignia. Your Wine Educator can curate this tasting to your level of expertise.
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.
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 our culinary team’s travels.
Chef’s Tasting: Insignia and Steak Perfection
May 29th – June 9th: Immerse yourself in an indulgent wine and food event. We invite you to join us this Spring for an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu focused on the finest cuts of Beef, showcasing Insignia from deep in our cellar, as well as recent limited bottlings of our flagship wine.
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.
Exclusive Dinners and Release Weekends
You are invited to attend the Joseph Phelps Spring Release Weekend on April 19-21, 2024. Visit Napa Valley during the spring bloom and be among the first to taste the 2022 Insignia barrel sample. Guests will also enjoy live music and hear the stories behind our wines while enjoying Ovation and library selections of Insignia and Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, all paired with bites from our winery culinary team.
Phelps Preferred Dinners
We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our upcoming Phelps Preferred Dinners. Our culinary theme will showcase the flavors of autumn and the winter holidays. Each evening will feature local guest Chefs alternating courses with our Chef Tod Kawachi and his team for an exciting dining experience! Reservations opening soon!
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.