40th anniversary planned for Phelps

2013-05-01T16:41:00Z 40th anniversary planned for Phelps Napa Valley Register
May 01, 2013 4:41 pm

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. To celebrate, the winery has planned a series of special events, including winemaker dinners and Insignia retrospective tasting events around the country and abroad, each showcasing the winery’s legendary 40 years of winemaking excellence.

A 40th anniversary-themed Insignia Weekend celebration for the winery’s Phelps Preferred wine club members will commence in May. Additionally, Phelps has pledged 40th anniversary-themed wine auction lots to some of the country’s most prestigious charity auction events, most notably Auction Napa Valley, taking place May 30-June 1.

“We have so much to celebrate this year,” said Bill Phelps, president of Joseph Phelps Vineyards. “My father’s dream of starting a winery has more than exceeded our family’s expectations. The Joseph Phelps name and our flagship wine, Insignia, enjoy worldwide acclaim. This is a celebration of everything Joe and our dedicated team has worked for all these years.”

Today, Joseph Phelps Vineyards remains a family-owned winery crafting estate-grown wines from 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa Valley. In addition, Phelps produces pinot noir and chardonnay from two estate vineyards on the Sonoma Coast near the town of Freestone.

Fortieth anniversary events will be announced on a continual basis at josephphelps.com.

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