Joseph Phelps Vineyards Appoints Ami Ladarola Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is pleased to announce the promotion of Ami Iadarola to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. In her new role, Ami assumes overall financial responsibility for the Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast winery and vineyard properties. A trusted member of the Phelps team for twenty years, Ami additionally joins the winery’s Executive Management Team.
“Ami has earned the respect and confidence of our family, our management team, the employees who report to her, and her peers in the wine industry. I can’t think of a better choice,” stated Bill Phelps, Executive Chairman of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.
Ami joined Joseph Phelps Vineyards in 1998 as Accounting Manager and was quickly promoted to Controller. With over thirty years of accounting experience, Ami held positions at both Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Domaine Chandon prior to joining Phelps. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management from St. Mary’s College as well as an associate degree in accounting from Napa Valley College.
“I decided that if your home is in Napa Valley, why not work for one of the most iconic wineries in the world. During my career at Joseph Phelps Vineyards, I have been blessed to have known Joe Phelps and to have watched his dream evolve over the years,” noted Ami.
About Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms 390 acres of vines in Napa Valley on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa. In pursuit of an ideal location to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, in 1999 the Phelps family purchased land near the town of Freestone on the western Sonoma Coast, planted 100 acres of vineyards, and built a dedicated winery. Phelps is best known for its flagship wine, Insignia, a Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties first produced in 1974. The winery offers a variety of tasting and culinary experiences seven days a week by prior appointment.