St. Helena, California
$$$$

It’s worth making an appointment to experience this renewed Napa classic. A complete remodel has produced one of the loveliest tasting rooms in the valley, soaring and open but with surprisingly cozy tasting spaces carved out inside. In the 1970s, founder Joseph Phelps was the first to produce a Cabernet-based, Bordeaux-style blend in California. Phelps, who died in 2015, named the wine “Insignia,” and it came to be regarded as one of Napa’s ground­breaking reds. His son, Bill, hasn’t let anything slip: Insignia is still the prototype. Tasting by appointment only.

Last Reviewed
958 2015

Address

200 Taplin Rd.
St. Helena, CA

Contact

707/963-2745

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

St. Helena, California
$$$$

It’s worth making an appointment to experience this renewed Napa classic. A complete remodel has produced one of the loveliest tasting rooms in the valley, soaring and open but with surprisingly cozy tasting spaces carved out inside. In the 1970s, founder Joseph Phelps was the first to produce a Cabernet-based, Bordeaux-style blend in California. Phelps, who died in 2015, named the wine “Insignia,” and it came to be regarded as one of Napa’s ground­breaking reds. His son, Bill, hasn’t let anything slip: Insignia is still the prototype. Tasting by appointment only.

Last Reviewed
October 2015

Address

200 Taplin Rd.
St. Helena, CA

Contact

707/963-2745