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. 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 and deals 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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NEW! I've been getting a ton of requests for driver recommendations as well as setting up itineraries for big groups (6 or more). Get the Wine Pass and you'll find all of the Local Wally approved drivers there as well as get a custom list of all of the wineries who will allow big groups - all at a discounted price for my readers! Use promo code localwally when getting the pass to get the exclusive Local Wally discount - now just $39.99 instead of the normal $125 price. With most tastings costing $25 or more you can see how quickly it pays for itself.
FREE NAPA COUPONS, FALL 2015- Free Napa Valley Wine tastings offers below. Here's all you need for FREE Napa wine coupons and tastings!
GET A 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, as well as special VIP treatment. Flash the card, get free wine, way cooler than searching for a crumpled coupon in your back pocket or trying to figure out a phone app anyway!
GET THE DISCOUNT: I like the card so much I got the owner to offer my readers a discount. Use Promo Code "localwally" when ordering the Wine Pass to get the card for only $39.99, normally $125 - you only need one card to share per couple. And if you're short on time, ask for a temporary card you can print immediately from home until the plastic card arrives. You can even buy the card when you are in Napa and show the temp card on your phone - don't worry, they won't make you tweet or post stuff on Facebook to get free wine. Ain't no one got time for that!
GET THE WINE PASS AND GET AN AGENDA BASED ON TWO FOR ONES: Remember, get the card and then email me I'll set you up with the coolest agenda ever - all based on discount tastings. One card per couple does the trick for two-for-ones. Don't go to Napa without it as there's nothing worse than paying full price when the person next to you is getting a two for one!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
WHERE TO NEXT?
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER WITH A NAPA TRIP AGENDA
SUMMER 2015: It's the peak season for tasting wine! Remember, if you're stuck trying to figure where to taste, eat or stay, just send me an email and I'll help you out... for free!
PRICE DROP: The Wine Pass is now just $39.99, good for a year and good for Napa and Sonoma. Perfect timing for summer and harvest! Use promo code localwally to get the discounted price.
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.