Joseph Phelps Vineyards Launches Culinary Program

The Joseph Phelps Culinary Team

“Joe Phelps gathered family and friends in his home over great wine and food that he had prepared for everyone to share. Our family is pleased to welcome winery guests in that same spirit,” said Bill Phelps, Executive Chairman of Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is pleased to announce the launch of its first culinary program, led by new winery Executive Chef Brian Sutton and Sous Chefs Ryan Seal and Allie Phelps, granddaughter of winery founder, Joe Phelps. The Joseph Phelps Culinary program offers winery visitors the opportunity to savor seasonal cuisine paired with the latest Joseph Phelps Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast wine releases in a beautifully appointed dining room setting overlooking estate vineyards. The program highlights three separate experiences: Wine & Cheese Pairing explores how local and regional cheeses pair and contrast with Joseph Phelps wines, an interactive food and wine pairing known as Playful Plates, and the ultimate culinary journey, a multi-course Bountiful Table lunch to delight the senses.

A native of Colchester, England, Brian Sutton is a graduate of the renowned Colchester Institute of Culinary Arts and has an illustrious culinary background that has led him to some of the most celebrated food and wine destinations throughout the world. Most recently, Brian was the Executive Sous Chef at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley before joining Joseph Phelps Vineyards in spring 2017.

“Knowledge is the greatest gift you can give to another. To be able to share my knowledge of food with exceptional wines is the ultimate gift,” stated Sutton.

Sutton is joined in the kitchen by Sous Chefs Ryan Seal and Allie Phelps. Ryan Seal is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and came to Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the summer of 2017 following positions at Morimoto Napa as well as Carneros Resort and Calistoga Ranch.

Allie Phelps, granddaughter of Joe Phelps, is the third member of her generation to work for the family wine business. Allie joined Joseph Phelps in the summer of 2016 as a Wine Educator following a decade of living in San Francisco, CA where she earned a Culinary Arts degree from the Art Institute of San Francisco,…

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