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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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Address: 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9544
Phone Number: 707 963 2745
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Terrace Tasting wonderful

You must make an appoinment here & we chose Terrace Tasting. Relaxing view of vineyards & comfy chairs - it doesn't get much more relaxing! We tasted some superior wines & found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Watsonville, California
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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must make an appoinment here & we chose Terrace Tasting. Relaxing view of vineyards & comfy chairs - it doesn't get much more relaxing! We tasted some superior wines & found the experience worth it- If you purchase wine after, our fee was waived. This is experience is for the wine lover of fine wines!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a wine tour of the region for the 3rd time in the past few years and booked a private tasting with Phelps. The wines were excellent as was the knowledge of the staff about the winery and the wines. One of our best experiences - highly recommended.

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Bardolino, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tour which showed us the main building and different rooms but not the winery itself nor their way to make wine. The premises were well-kept and polished like museum rooms. A lot of appearance and nice view on the wineyard completed the visit. Wines prices were ridiculous. I guess the winery's members are very rich and do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phelps has the best combination that you want in a tasting at a winery. Great view, great service, excellent wine. The only reason I didn't give them 5 points for the overall rating is because the tastings are expensive at $75 per person this summer (2016). I would call it 4.5.

Thank texast
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Joseph Phelps this weekend for a wine tasting experience. We reserved in advance for a party of 4 and were treated to a 2+ hour experience in which we sampled multiple wines, had a chance to ask questions and enjoy both the setting as well as some outstanding wines. our guide was Adrian and he was both personable... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us travel to wine country regularly...We buy a lot of wine to fill our cellars. At $125/person for the Reserve Tasting...They give you some bread sticks. Won't deal on wine our credit your tasting with case purchases. No doubt wine is good, but there are much better values elsewhere. I've always enjoyed the Insignia and the Backus was... More 

1 Thank Blake L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular wines abound at this household name winery. The facilities are beautiful, the staff knowledgeable. Tastings are relaxed and you aren't rushed through the tasting. Really enjoyable!

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newly remodeled tasting room is spectacular. We enjoyed all the wines, especially the Sauvignon Blanc and Freestone Pinot Noir!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a long weekend in Napa, and saved Joseph Phelps for our last stop. We are not club members, so the terrace tasting was $75 pp (advance reservations needed). Our host took us through some of the welcome center before seating us and serving wine. The tasting was generous and included Insignia and Backus. The terrace... More 

Thank Leigh B
Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are members of the Phelps wine club and our favorite wine was their Insignia. So a visit and private tasting was a must. Beautiful day, beautiful place. The hostess was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The big new for us.. there is no finer Cabernet than the Phelps Backus.

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