Napa Valley on a budget

Napa Valley on a Budget
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Let's face it - visiting Napa Valley can be very expensive. These days it's not unusual for wineries to charge $25 or more per person to taste their wines. If you figure you'll visit 5 wineries in a day that means you'll spend $250 per couple just for tasting. That's a major buzz-killer in my book!

That's why I partnered with the Priority Wine Pass to make sure my readers get the best price guaranteed on the card that gets you free tastings in over 75 wineries in Napa and Sonoma. Sure, it costs $39.99 but you'll break even after the second winery visit and then it's free wine, all the time! No phone app madness, no expired coupons, no reselling your email info, just flash the card and you'll see two wine glasses instead of one. Sweet!

To get your pass go to prioritywinepass.com and use promo code localwally when ordering to get the discount.

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FREE NAPA COUPONS, SPRING 2016- Free Napa Valley Wine tastings offers below. Here's all you need for FREE Napa wine coupons and tastings!

GET AN ANNUAL WINERY PASS: Coupons are becoming scarce and free tastings all but extinct, but there is a way to get discounted tastings all over Napa and Sonoma - just get the Priority Wine Pass, a cool little card that gets you free tastings, two for ones, discounts, as well as special VIP treatment at over 75 wineries in Napa and Sonoma for a full year. Flash the card, get free wine, easy peasy.

LET ME BUILD YOU A FREE CUSTOM AGENDA BASED ON 2 FOR 1's: With over 75 wineries on the Wine Pass it's hard to pick which ones so email me and I'll set you up with the coolest agenda ever - all based on discount tastings. No bad wine, no bad wineries - not on my watch!  

EVERY NAPA VALLEY FREE TWO-FOR-ONE COUPON AND DISCOUNT DEALS BELOW

BIG NEW WINERY ADDS: Finally, the Napa Castle (Castillo di Amorosa) has a discount offer! You must see the castle, it's a-ma-zing! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.

Acacia Vineyards : Check out their pinots and chardonnays which taste especially good with a Two-for-One. Coupon / Map

Alpha Omega: I love this winery! Exclusive offer for Wine Pass members. Get your Wine Pass and then email Priority Wine Pass at least 72 hours in advance to get a special deal. Open late, great patio, wonderful wines. This offer only available with the Wine Pass so get one now!

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.

Amici Cellars: Barrel tasting? I'm In! Boutique winery that's off the tourist map, elegant and fun and a two for one (nice rhyme!). Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.

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

Ballentine Vineyards: Check out a real family run winery! Two for one tasting in St. Helena - friendly, fun, and great wines. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.

Beaulieu Vineyards: You'll forget about the low end BV Coastal after you try the good stuff. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Beringer: An iconic winery, beautiful setting with the historic grounds and stone building. Coupon / Map

Black Stallion: Large tasting room, expansive terrace, a great stop at the beginning of the Silverado Trail, especially with a Two-for-One with the "voucher" you can get from the Wine Pass. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Bouchaine Vineyards: The oldest continually operating winery in Carneros with beautiful Chardonnays and Pinots. 15% off purchases. Coupon / 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.

Beaulieu Vineyard: Let me help you pronounce this one - just say "BV". There, that's your French lesson for the day. Now go taste with a cool 2 fer 1. Coupon / Map

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.

B Wise: 2 for 1 tasting..this place seriously has some of my all time favorite wine..opened only a handful of years ago..they're wine is a steal for the quality...$25 value! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass

Cairdean: A full destination winery with a deli, restaurant, and store, all in setting so beautiful you won't want to leave. Two for one with the Wine Pass. 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 an exclusive discount, available only with the wine pass.  Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.  / 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.

Consentino Winery: Impatient? Then make the first winery on Highway 29 your first stop. Located next to Mustards, a great stop for lunch. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Deerfield Ranch: 2 for 1...walk into a cave to taste in their cave..rad spot awesome wine..known to be 'clean' go for people with allergies. Come on, you wanted to taste in a cave! 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.

Elizabeth Spencer: Complimentary charter tasting with bottle purchase and priority wine pass ($45 value). It's across the street from Rutherford Grill, go to the winery first and buy a bottle to go with your meal since they have no corkage fee at RG! 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

Cakebread wine tasting in the backyard

Grgich Hills: I can't believe it, one of my favorite wineries and part of The Judgement of Paris has a special deal! Use your Wine Pass or print this Coupon / Map

Hagafen Vineyards: Pay attention, free wine alert on the Silverado Trail! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Hall Wines: A newly built and beautiful (and large) tasting room is perfect for hanging out with your friends. Two for one, Mon - Thurs. Coupon

Holman Cellars: Enjoy a wine tasting and tour with the winemaker himself. Coupon

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 $80 per couple (normally $100) for the Judd’s Hill Wine and Food in Balance Seminar - I like both wine AND food so sounds good to me. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass for this offer.

Jessup's Cellars: Right in Yountville, close to The French Laundry. Get a two for one tasting and 10% off any purchase. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

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

Louis M. Martini Winery: Did someone say they liked sweet wines? Get a free Sweet finish upgrade with every wine tasting. Coupon

Mark Herold Wines: Downtown Napa location near Oxbow Market, get a free tasting! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.

Louis M. Martini: They toss in a sweet finish to your wine tasting with this coupon. Coupon / Map

MarkhamVineyards: Two for One tastings of their Rock N Roll collection which is a strange description but go taste to find out. Coupon

Menage-a-Trois / Folie A Deux: Two for one tastings or if you are really thirsty(!) get a two for one glass of wine! Wonderful picnic area, grab your lunch from Oakville Market and bring it over. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass for this offer.

Miner Family: 2 for 1 (except saturdays) on silverado trail!! A $25 value! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass

Glass droplets hang from ceiling at Hall

Napa Cellars: Putting a modern spin on classic Napa in the Oakville area. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass. / Map

Paraduxx Winery: The sister winery of Duckhorn. Pair of Ducks? Get it? Now get a great deal! 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.

Reynolds Family: $15 off a tasting with a Wine Pass at one of my very favorite family run wineries. A real family winery, rustic setting, beautiful wines. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass - you'll want your own pass to get this deal!

Rodney Strong Vineyards: Get a Two for One reserve tasting plus 10% off 6 bottles or more. Coupon

Rutherford Hill: With a great cave tour and picnic grounds, and now a $10 off bottle coupon, what's not to like? Coupon / Map

St. Clair Brown: Downtown Napa location, you'll want to try this wine - especially since it's two-for-one. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

St. Supery: One of my favorite boutiques that I love even more when they give me a free pour with any tasting. More, more, more! Coupon / Map

Sterling: The tram ride to the top of the mountain is the main attraction, made better with $5 off coupon.. Coupon / Map

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

Tamber Bey Vineyards: 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot  Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Chardonnay in St Helena. Two-fer-One reserve tasting. Coupon / Map

Trinchero: Lots of local history from the Trinchero Family, the folks that brought you White Zin's and now producing some of Napa's finest luxury wines. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass.

Trinitas: Two for One tastings and Two for One chocolates in a cave behind the Meritage Resort. 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

V. Sattui: Two for one tastings, M-Th. One of the most popular wineries in Napa and a great picnic spot as well. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Vezer: Complimentary Barrel Tasting for Two at the Blue Victorian($50 value). Yes, barrel tasting! Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

Whitehall Lane Winery: Come visit a small, family owned winery in the Rutherford area and get a free charcutterie platter, $25 value, with purchase of two tastings. Use promo code "localwally" to get a Priority Wine Pass / Map

William Hill Estates:The Tasting Room overlooks 140 vineyard acres in the Silverado Bench. You won't believe their weird offer! Coupon / Map

Wineries of Napa Valley: More of a wine shop than a winery, sample wines from various wineries in one stop. Coupon / Map

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Cakebread wine tasting in the backyard

Can you tell I love the Wine Pass? Well, I love it even more now that they offer discounts on hotels, restaurants and drivers! Check it out and get the pass.

Westin Versa Napa: Downtown Napa's top resort style hotel, nearly new and extravagantly indulgent for romantic getaways. Big rooms, get the two bedroom suite if you're traveling with friends. Save $30 to $180 per night with no blackout dates if you use the Priority Wine Pass. Remember to use promo code "localwally" to get the discounted price when ordering your pass.

Chelsea Garden Inn: In the heart of Calistoga, walk to shops and restaurants in this quaint town. Adorable inn, nice pool for those hot days, free complimentary breakfast. Save $30 to $180 per night with no blackout dates if you use the Priority Wine Pass. Remember to use promo code "localwally" to get the discounted price when ordering your pass.

River Terrace Inn: You should know that I live the River Terrace Inn, probably the best moderate hotel in Napa with a great location near downtown right on the river. Get a big discount off their best rates if you use the Priority Wine Pass when booking.

Eight Noodle Shop: Behind the Andaz in downtown Napa, awesome California-Asian cuisine and off the tourist trail, get 25% off your meal and FREE corkage if you flash your Priority Wine Pass. You did get one, right?

Burger Fi: Not every meal in Napa has to be expensive - but it better be good! Burger Fi is the newest food joint in downtown napa..open till midnight..awesome burgers made with no antbiotics and no GMO..cool river view terrace lookout spot..they serve beer and wine! $5off with purchase of $25 with the Wine Pass.

 

DON'T RISK GETTING PULLED OVER! GET A (DISCOUNT) DRIVER!

I've been searching Napa for quality drivers who offer good rates and pass the Local Wally test for fun. Whether you're a couple or a group, if you need a driver let me know as I also have relationships with the big tour companies and can get you a discount if you come through me.

Rental Car? No problem! Use one of my Local Wally approved drivers who have a special insurance policy that overrides your rental car "only you can drive" agreement. Ask the driver about this before you hire them!

Priority Wine Pass also offers driver deals, from 10% to 15% off the normal price to some offering free lunch or more, and every driver is Local Wally approved. I've gotten tremendously positive feedback from those who have done this, visiting many wineries tucked away off the lines of tourists at the big names. If you're going to hire a driver, get the Wine Pass to get the discount and then have them drive you to all of the great two for one wineries on the pass and you win double! One more time, use the promo code localwally to get the exclusive discount for my readers.

COMING WITH A GROUP?

There is nothing worse than showing up to a winery with your big group of friends or bachlorettes and being turned away. The truth is that most wineries don't like big groups and those that allow them sometimes charge more for tastings. But Local Wally to the rescue! I have a list of wineries that not only will love it if you come in but offer discounted tastings as well - as long as you come in with the Wine Pass. So if you have a big group of 6 or more, buy one pass for every two people and email me after you've done this and I'll totally hook you up! Don't stress out trying to figure out the agenda, let me help - for free, of course!

 

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SPRING 2016: It's coming soon, a brand new version of Local Wally's Napa Tourist Guide with all new content, new photos, and lots more deals and offers. Look for the new site to launch this Spring - bookmark me and come back often to see the changes.

WINE PASS: The Wine Pass is now just $39.99, good for a year and good for Napa and Sonoma (use promo code localwally). Get two for ones, freebies, and a custom designed agenda for a fun day of (discounted) wine tasting! Napa on a Budget lives on!

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.

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I've also updated the free coupons for both Napa and Sonoma.

COMING WITH A BIG GROUP? Most wineries are not exactly excited when a big group shows up, and some will even charge you more or turn you away. So if you have a group of 8 or more make sure you reach out to me and I'll hook you up with the wineries who will welcome you and even offer you a discount if you have a Wine Pass.

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