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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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Address: 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: 707 963 2745
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The casual vibe is in no way a reflection of their delicious wines!

Unlike some of the other wineries that woo you with gorgeous tasting rooms, expansive terraces overlooking lush vineyards, or a lot of what I call "wine rabble rabble," this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
HBWillsy33
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California
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California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unlike some of the other wineries that woo you with gorgeous tasting rooms, expansive terraces overlooking lush vineyards, or a lot of what I call "wine rabble rabble," this winery is very laid back and casual. It almost feels like you are at larger than average park in the country hanging out with friends. Despite the casual, go your own... More 

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North Pole, Alaska, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This month marks one year since we were last here. The winery has great wine...especially their Insignia wine. No reservations were needed and the tasting costs were low.

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Beverly Hills
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The two of us do not like to be inundated with worldly in-depth explanation of wine, and this tasting was perfect to be able to do your own thing, and enjoy the scenery outside. In September 2014 they had a temporary wine tasting area set up, which was nicer than some locations' permanent set up. We purchased wine and have... More 

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Parker, Colorado, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great place but it is being renovated. We did the Wine and Cheese pairing in a private setting. It was tremendous with cheeses, fruits, nuts, crackers. Fantastic pours of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cab, a white dessert wine and of course the Insignia Blend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been going to Joseph Phelps every 10 years or so for the past 30 years and it does not disappoint. It is a lovely spot with a knowledgeable, friendly staff and a wide range of excellent offerings. My goal this time was to determine whether I could tell the difference between the $70 cabernets and the the $200... More 

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

They are in trailers and I was bummed I didn't know that previously. With love the wine and always have but it's really not worth going until construction is completed next year.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Currently - tasting on a terrace built around a few trailers. They are trying to be as classy as they can, especially in light of their high-end brand and reputation. The wines are terrific. But right now the trailers detract from the experience. In other words, impressive wine, unimpressive tasting experience. On the brighter side, it does appear that they... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were lucky enough to have a very private tasting with their head sommelier Claude who is a wealth of knowledge and a very entertaining Belgium gentleman. We played with wines, creating our own Insignia's, developing a deeper understanding of the red wine making process. Everything Joseph Phelps makes is remarkable. We became so enamored with the depth and richness... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I probably would've given a better review if we didn't visit while the main tasting building was under construction. They have some temporary buildings set up because the renovation won't be complete until 2015 (I believe). The staff was knowledgeable and friendly though, and the wine was very good. I bought a bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc. The Insignia wine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

During our visit of May 2014, the main tasting rooms were under renovation so the tastings were moved into two small mobile units. We weren't sure what to expect, but the staff were able to carry off the tastings in a classy and professional manner. First, the service here is EXCELLENT. We were scheduled for a reserve tasting at $70.00... More 

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