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Tasting Experiences

A visit to our historic Napa Valley winery.

Terrace Tasting

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.

Barrel Aging Napa Valley Cabernet

Study the role of oak barrels in the development of Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste four aged Cabernet samples in different barrels with aromas found in barrel-aged wines of different origin and toast.

Wine Aroma Challenge

Put your nose to the test identifying white and red wine aromas in this fun and interactive tasting experience. Challenge your friends and sharpen your own ability to identify specific aromas in wine.

Insignia Blending

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.

Virtual Tastings

We invite you to join us online for a virtual private tasting experience. Purchase one of our 3-bottle Tasting Packages and a senior Wine Educator will guide you through your tasting, give you insights into the growing season, and more.

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Culinary Experiences

The pleasure of wine and food pairing.

Bountiful Table

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.

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Estate Exclusive Experiences

Immersive educational tastings to broaden your wine knowledge.

Insignia Retrospective

Experience a six-vintage tasting of our flagship wine, Insignia. This is a rare opportunity to taste select library vintages of Insignia in addition to our current offering.

A Taste of Place

Discover how the intersection of soil, microclimate, exposure, block, and varietal selection produce exceptional wines with a unique sense of place.

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Private Tastings

Intimate wine tastings tailored to each visit.

Private Tasting

A seated private tasting in one of our indoor rooms or outdoor tables tailored to your visit and conducted by one of our Senior Wine Educators. 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.

Finding Freestone – Sonoma Coast Retrospective

A distinct sense of place may be found in the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay farmed along the western reaches of the Sonoma Coast. Discover the history of our Freestone estate vineyards, soil, elevation, microclimate, and block selection during this semi-private experience. Guests will enjoy a six-vintage single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir retrospective.

Host An Event

Located on a tranquil hillside overlooking our estate vineyards, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is an ideal location for your special celebration.

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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. We do not charge for this person. 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.