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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
707 963 2745
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Ranked #38 of 87 Activities in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beverly Hills
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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42 reviews 42 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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26 reviews 26 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was the worst winery experience. They rushed us through the tasting, the somellier didn't have much to say, and the trailer experience just killed it. Even worse, we paid for 8 tastings and only got 5, and then were rushed over to the adjacent trailer to pay.

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Covington, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

First of all, the terrace tasting setting is gorgeous. The views are spectacular and the terrace is large enough to sit and enjoy them. As for the tasting, the staff that wasn't very informative (or even talkative, for that matter), didn't seem very open to questions or comments on the wines and were just all in all a bit standoffish.... More 

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