Joseph Phelps is one of the great winemakers from California. First of all, amassing a lot of fortune with one of the largest American construction companies, he has followed his passion and bought a farm in Spring Valley in the real heart of the Napa Valley in 1973 and planted his first vines with the ambition to make world class wines with the top Bordeauxs as an example. The Insignia was his first wine and it has since grown into a flagship wine and is one of the best wines in the world. Joseph Phelps now owns 150ha in the Napa Valley, in eight vineyards across the region. His passion for wine also made him decide to buy two great (old) vineyards in Sonoma Coast (Freestone Vineyards) in 1999 where he currently makes great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Joseph Phelps is synonymous with the top of the world and is a winemaker where grape and aftertaste always prevail.