Joseph Phelps, one of the most respected and acclaimed wineries in California, was founded in 1973 when Joe purchased a 670 acre cattle ranch on the east side of St. Helena. He planted 100 acres of vineyards with the help of renowned winemaker Walter Schug and in 1974 they released their iconic flagship wine “Insignia”, California’s very first proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend. The winery now boasts nine incredibly unique vineyards across the Napa Valley where you can find all four of Joe’s children (and two of his grandchildren) actively involved in the daily operations, carrying on Joe's commitment to crafting world class estate-grown wines of character, quality and significance.