About Us

At 5&I, we don't just sell wine: We live, breath, and dream about wine!

 

For founder Andy Phipps, it's all about an intrinsic passion for wine.

 

 

Andy is a native Californian who has lived all over this great state.  He was born in Santa Clara and was raised primarily in Palos Verdes Estates and Sacramento, California [with shorter stints in Colorado and Arizona] before attending UCLA.  In fact, it was while he was at UCLA that Andy spent a memorable Christmas break and winter quarter of school abroad in France with his close friends, Thierry Dardel and Sophie Jobic (who was attending the University of Bordeaux), learning about French culture, food and, most importantly, wine.

 

After college, Andy landed a sales job with Coca-Cola for two years prior to being hired on at Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) where he worked in a variety of positions:  From a wine-cellar production job [during André Tchelistcheff's last year consulting] to trade hospitality to working as Sales Development Analyst on the national sales team where he oversaw allocations, distributors, release schedules, provided sales analysis to winery principals, and managed all of the corporate sales databases. After four years at BV and two years as a Communications Coordinator for another small organization, Andy started his own company, Napa Valley Design, providing web-based design, e-commerce, and hosting services for small-to-medium sized wineries looking to get on the web.

 

Andy is now the owner of both 5&I WINE and PHIPPS FAMILY CELLARS, a producer of ultra-premium Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, & Sauvignon Blanc sourced from famed vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valleys. 

 

He currently resides in Napa with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Max, Morgan, and Reagan.

 

 

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