Ever wish you knew someone who could show you the secrets of Napa Valley? Someone who knew the best places to stay, the best wineries to visit, the best places to eat, and where to find all the free discount wine tasting coupons? Well guess what? You do!
Hi, I'm Local Wally and I know Napa. I was lucky enough to grow up around wine country and though the years I've watched Napa grow and develop into the top wine destination in the world. This is home to the big names like Robert Mondavi, Beringer, Sterling, and Charles Krug, as well as smaller boutique wineries that might not hit your supermarket wine counter but should be on your short list. It's also where you'll find Michelin star restaurants such as The French Laundry and Mustard's Grill as well as locals' favorites like Rutherford Grill. And when it's time to crash out there are plenty of hotel choices, from mud bath motels (seriously!) to 5 Star resorts. With so many options to choose from you need someone to help you find the Best of Napa - and that's me.
You don't need a list of every winery, just the ones you should visit. And who needs a list of every hotel when you can get a list of the best places to stay, from best budget to best spa resort. And doesn't a list of the best places to eat in Napa sound better than a list of every restaurant in town? That's what Local Wally is all about.
I'll also help you plan your trip - for free! Just send me an email at least a month in advance and I'll help you put together your personal agenda, from finding the best hotel for your dollar to picking where to eat to showing you where to find discounted wine and cheap tours. Don't know nothing about Napa? Stop worrying and let me help you.
When it's time to Book a Hotel I'll get you the best rate, guaranteed from my BBB approved hotel partner. And when it comes to discount winetasting I not only have the most complete list of every free tasting in Napa and Sonoma but now have a discounted Priority Wine Pass (use promo code "localwally") that gets you even more freebies and VIP treatment as well. Forget the Apps, no posting on Facebook or Tweeting at the winery, just flash the card for free tastings!
So why risk your vacation with advice from the big tourist books or corporate websites that only recommend their advertisers? Trust the locals to give you the real deal, and trust Local Wally to show you the tips that only insiders know. If it's good, it's here. If it's not, it's not!
PRIORITY WINE PASS: Forget about clipping coupons and flash them your Discount Priority Wine Pass (promo code "localwally" discounts the card to from $125 to $40) to get lots of free tastings and special VIP treatment.
SONOMA: Check out Wally's SonomaTouristGuide.com and take a fun sidetrip to laid back Sonoma.
VISIT OUR STORE: Bring some Napa home at NapaValleyHomeAndGarden.com, our online store featuring lots of cool farmhouse stuff picked out by my designer wife.
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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN NAPA
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.
I've also updated the free coupons for both Napa and Sonoma. Plus, I now can offer the cool Priority Wine Pass card for only $40 for more wineries and VIP treatment. It pays for itself in an hour! (use Promo Code "localwally")
And this is way off topic but if you love Maui you should check out my latest guide, Local Wally's Guide to Maui.