News & Events

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Fall 2009

  • JPV’s 37th Harvest Begins, and Ends, with Great Expectations
    By Damian Parker, Director of Winemaking
    The 2009 harvest started like each of the past 37 seasons at Joseph Phelps Vineyards: full of expectation!

  • Harvest Update from Philippe Pessereau & Ashley Hepworth
    By Philippe Pessereau, Director of Vineyard Operations & Ahsley Hepworth, Winemaker
    I’m happy to report that with improved rainfall over the past two years, 2009 surprised and surpassed quality expectations.

  • A Message From Bill Phelps
    Because almost two months remain in 2009, any effort to view the year in retrospect is subject to later revision. Nevertheless, the fascinating and often tumultuous events of 2009 merit some comment and review even prior to the end of the year.

  • Freestone Harvest Report from Theresa Heredia
    By Theresa Heredia, Winemaker
    It is October 21st and the production team has heaved a big sigh of relief today with the arrival of our last load of fruit, approximately four tons of Pastorale Chardonnay. The season is officially over!

  • Freestone Winery Hosts First Annual Fall Release Festival
    By Stephen Pavy, Director of Hospitality
    The relaxed atmosphere of western Sonoma County was very much in evidence on October 10th when 230 Freestone Private Collection club members enjoyed perfect fall weather and an afternoon of music, artisanal foods and the newly-released 2007 vintage Freestone wines.

  • Fall Releases

  • Meet Customer Service
    By Duane Harris, Director of Customer Service
    The singular focus of Customer Service is to ensure that membership in the wine club is a rewarding and satisfying experience.

  • An Insignia Day Love Story
    By Nicole Boutilier
    Paige Goodman and Stephen Maire of New York City first visited Joseph Phelps Vineyards in August of 2008, at which time Paige became a Phelps Preferred Club Member.

  • Vinexpo: World’s Greatest Wine Fair!
    By Rob Baxter, European Wine Sales Consultant
    This past June, Bordeaux hosted its biennial Vinexpo wine trade fair, the world’s largest, which gathers producers, distributors and wine media from all over the world under one roof, allowing participants to take the pulse of the global wine world in all its diversity.

  • Press Accolades


July 17
Pig and Pinot at EPIC Roasthouse
San Francisco, CA

July 20
Mission Inn Dinner
Riverside, CA
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July 23
Redlands Country Club Dinner
Redlands, CA
Contact Lydia Talley:

July 24
Music in the Vineyards: Roll Over Beethoven
Oakville, CA or call 707.258.5559

July 25
University of San Diego Wine Classic
San Diego, CA

August 3
St. Francis Yacht Club Vintner's Night
San Francisco, CA
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August 5
Taste of the Nation
Napa, CA

August 11
Big Canyon Country Club Dinner
Newport Beach, CA
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August 15
Napa Valley Wine Library
Napa, CA

August 21
La Playa Wine Event
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Contact Lydia Talley:

September 2
Sherwood Country Club JPV/Freestone Dinner
Thousand Oaks, CA
Contact Lydia Talley:

September 25
Wolfgang Puck Annual American Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles, CA

September 25 & 26
Chicago Gourmet at Millenium Park Wine Festival
Chicago, IL

September 25 & 26
Harvest: Farm-to-Table
Carmel, CA

September 27
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
Los Angeles, CA
Contact Lydia Talley:





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