You google BEST FREE WINE TASTING IN NAPA and Yelp! often comes up first but there’s a HUGE problem - none of their listings are actually FREE. Maybe Free parking. But not free wine. That’s because other than Sutter Home I know of no other winery actually offering FREE tastings. And that includes Heitz which many websites still claim has free tastings but absolutely does not.
So now what? How can you Wine Taste in Napa without going broke?
Of course I have a solution. I’m Local Wally and I wrote all the original and now terribly out of date articles for TripAdvisor. I was the first guy to offer all of the discounts in Napa on one page. And I am now the first guy to welcome back FREE TASTINGS IN NAPA to my readers who have a Priority Wine Pass.
The $39.99 pass will get you FREE tastings all over Napa. Think of it as your GOLDEN TICKET, a Magical Key that opens the door to FREE wine, FREE tours, and lots of money staying where it belongs - in your wallet. So get the pass and get the free wine. I mean you don’t HAVE to buy a pass - This is America, the land of the FREE, but there ain’t no free wine tasting in Napa without the pass! This is the same pass BevMo says is the #1 deal in Napa and they know what they’re talking about.
So let’s start -
OK, I Got the Napa Pass. Show Me The FREE Wine!
Priority Wine Pass Members get FREE tastings at these Wineries. I mean FREE. Show the pass, get the deal.
Charles Krug: Free Tasting and Tour at 10:30, up to 6 people, 90 minutes, normally $65 per person but free with the pass.
Sterling Tram Ride: FREE!! That’s right, just show your pass and get a FREE tram ride and standard tasting, save $35.
Grgich Hills: Free Tasting Flight, save $25.
Conn Creek Vineyards: Free Tasting Flight, save $25.
Burgess Cellars: Private VIP tasting experience, great views, fun staff, FREE - normally $30.
Pope Valley: Crazy unusual winery, take the short drive to Pope Valley for FREE tastings, save $25.
Jessup Cellars: One of my favorite Yountville tasting rooms, open later, save $40.
AviniDos: Save $25, free tasting flight.
Bouchaine: In the Carneros area, FREE tour and tasting, barrel tastes, save $50
AXR: FREE tasting with one bottle purchase, save $50.
Beringer: Yes, the iconic winery is now FREE, save $25.
Rutherford Ranch: Big Reds Rule here, save $30.
Teachworth Winery: In Calistoga, a good one even better free, save $50.
Travel Food and Wine in Yountville: Come in for a freebie, save $25.
Clos Pegase: Eccentric architecture will challenge your mind but free wine will delight the senses. Save $25.
Proveneance: Great wines, free wine tasting, save $45.
More to come but this is nearly enough to fill up a week of tastings!
No need to buy phone apps or pay to see coupons, just get the ONE PASS TO RULE THEM ALL, The Priority Wine Pass, and the gates of FREE WINE will swing open wide. No need to thank me, it’s what I do :-)