Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Kelsey Phelps
Napa Valley & Sonoma, CA

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Thursday, May 5, 2022 Winemaker Dinner Series
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Grand Tasting Reception

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, he began planting vineyards and construction of a winery.  The first harvest in 1973 yielded Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Johannisberg Riesling bottlings, all custom crushed at nearby wineries.  The Joseph Phelps winery was completed in 1974 in time for harvest, crushing grapes for the first Insignia and the first Syrah bottlings.  It was a period of unparalleled activity, creativity, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking.  It put Joe Phelps and his Joseph Phelps Vineyards on the map of top Napa Valley wine producers.  Today, the winery controls and farms over 400 acres of vines on nine estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

Phelps is best known for its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties, Insignia, first produced in 1974.  Nearly fifty years later, Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s most iconic wines.

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