Let's face it - visiting Napa Valley can be very expensive. These days it's not unusual for wineries to charge $15, $20, or even $30 per person to taste their wines. But don't worry, there is a way you can visit Napa without breaking the bank. That's right, you CAN do Napa on a Budget as long as you pay attention to who has two-for-one coupons and deals and plan your day around them.
For the past ten years I've been serving up the most complete list of FREE winetasing coupons in Napa and Sonoma with absolutely no catch and no tricks. Today NapaTouristGuide.com and SonomaTouristGuide.com are still the only places you can go to get every free Two for One wine tasting offer without making you jump through hoops. Never pay full price for wine tastings again!
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GET A PRIORITY WINE PASS: I used to print a ton of coupons but lately I've been using the Priority Wine Pass, a cool little card that gets you free tastings as well as special VIP treatment. Flash the card, get free wine, way cooler than searching for a crumpled coupon in your back pocket.
Tip: Use Promo Code "localwally" when ordering the Wine Pass to get the card for only $40, normally $125. Don't worry if you're short on time, just ask for a temporary card you can print immediately from home until the plastic card arrives.
The card is good for both Napa and Sonoma and pays for itself within the first hour so I recommend you get the card and go have fun. Don't go to Napa without it!
FREE TWO-FOR-ONE COUPONS AND DISCOUNT DEALS BELOW
BIG NEW ADDS: Finally, the Napa Castle (Castillo di Amorosa) has a free offer! You must see the castle, it's a-ma-zing! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Artesa Wines: An incredible winery, impressive and beautiful. Check out their special offer. This place rocks! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Alpha/Omega: One of my favorite wineries in Napa, get a Complimentary Barrel Tasting when you make a Private Tasting Reservation ($50 value). Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map
Andretti Winery: That's right, Mario Andretti. Get a FREE tasting with the Priority Wine Pass and check out the wines and racing history. Beautiful setting. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map
Bourassa Napa: Two for Ones but also complimentary barrel tastings. The even throw in free crackers. How can you resist? Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Bell Wine Cellars (Yountville): 50% off the Grape to Glass wine tasting Experience ($25 value) Known for: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauv Blanc, White Blends, Rose, Cabs (Clones), Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Red blends. This place blows my mind..they can bring you lunch to from bouchon if you order a few days in advance. Lovely people, amazing wine, great little gem in youtnville..one of my new favorites! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Castello di Amorosa: The Napa castle is a "must see" winery, an incredible experience. Now get two for one tastings, exclusive with the . Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass. / Map
Cakebread: Grrrrr, ok, you have to work for this one but it's worth it. Cakebread is a wonderful stop and great tasting experience. You have to download the app on the coupon link to get the freebie. Coupon / Map
Chateau Montelena Winery: Remember that movie "Bottle Shock" where the Napa winery kicked the French's butt? This is the winery that made the chardonnay. Free tasting with $100 purchase so not exactly a freebie but what do you expect with wine this good? Coupon / Map
Clos Pegase: MONDAY-FRIDAY ONLY experience what it is like to be a Wine Club Member for the Day: Complimentary Bar Tasting for Up to Four People and 20% off wine purchased that day ($60+ value) Known for: Pinot, Cab, Merlot, Syrah, Red blends, Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, Port, Rose. Awesome picnic spot! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map
Conerstone Cellars: Two for Ones in Yountville, super friendly tasting room. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Dutch Henry Winery: 2 for 1 on the $25 tasting flight option($25 value) Known for: Sauv Blanc, Rose, Pinot, Red blends, Cab, Cab Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Zin, Petite Sirah. This place is a very lovely spot..great bocce and bring your own picnic area with critters running around (chickens, dogs, etc) Great and affordable wine. Relaxing energy! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Eeden Wines: Complimentary tasting in the St. Helena area. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Envy Wines: Oh my, what a beautiful winery. Is this Tuscany? Get a Two for One and check it out. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Hall Wines: A newly built and beautiful (and large) tasting room is perfect for hanging out with your friend. Now with the Priority Wine Pass get a complinentary tour for two with purchase of 1 Artisan Cab, an $80 value. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Humanitas Winery: AMAZING!! They are offering a complimentary Molecular Gastronomy experience and a complimentary tasting! Located in the new crusher district they have vinyl records, you get a tour of the facility and they donate 7% of all their proceeds to charity. Not to mention their zin and sauv blanc are awesome! Love these guys!! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
Judd's Hill: Enjoy a special rate of $50 per couple (normally $80) for the Judd’s Hill Wine and Food in Balance Seminar as well as one Complimentary 375ml bottle of 2012 Judd’s Hill Tardy Harvest Roussanne desert wine per couple. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass for this offer.
Keller Estate: Two for One paired with local cheeses and olive oil. Coupon
Leaf & Vine Winery: Complimentary tasting and meet the winemaker. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Long Meadow Ranch: In St Helena area, get a Two for One. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Mark Herold Wines: Downtown Napa location near Oxbow Market, get a free tasting! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.
MarkhamVineyards: Two for One tastings of their Rock N Roll collection which is a strange description but go taste to find out. Coupon
Peju: Incredibly fun tasting, especially when Alan the server starts rapping about wine. I'm serious! Two for One classic tasting. Essential Napa! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map
Prager Winery and Port Works: Taste 6 ports and wines for $20. Coupon
Priest Ranch: FREE wine alert! Coupon
Pure Cru (Downtown Napa next to the Andaz): Happy Hour Glasses of Wine All the time & Two Complimentary tasting tastings with the purchase of One Bottle ($10+ value) Known for: Red Blends, White Blends,Chardonnay, Cab, Pinot, Petite Sirah.Right in downtown napa...great spot for a late night glass as they are open till 9pm and you can have dinner or appetizers brought over from Oenotri. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Summers Wine Estate (Calistoga): With a Two Bottle Purchase members receive a Private Vineyard Tour, Two Complimentary Reserve Tastings and a Complimentary Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Platter Reservations are Required ($95+value) Known for: Chardonnay, Charbono, Malbec, Zin, Merlot, Cab, Petite Sirah, Muscat. They will take you on a tour of the vineyards and are a fabulous rustic place...you can sometimes see the calistoga geyers "old faithful" shoot up from their patio :) Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Sutter Home Winery: They invented the White Zinfandel but don't be a wine snob, especially when the wine if free. Yes, free. You don't even need a coupon, but print one anyway so you remember. Coupon / Map
Trintas: Two for One tastings and Two for One chocolates. Mmmmm. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
Twenty Rows: A great boutique in Downtown Napa. Make a reservation and the tasting is free. Now you're talking! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass
WHERE TO NEXT?
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SPRING 2015: In just a few months the vines will be budding but for now take advantage of the small crowds and personal attention you'll find in the wineries and restaurants. Remember, if you're stuck just send me an email and I'll help you out... for free!
Need a driver? Lately I've been getting a lot of requests for tours or personal drivers, which is smart if you want to drink lots of wine and not risk getting pulled over. I have a few friends in Napa who can really show you the local spots so reach out to me and I'll connect you to them.
And this is way off topic but if you love Maui you should check out my latest guide, Local Wally's Guide to Maui.