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!
Need a driver after tasting all that great wine? I've been searching for good drivers who not only know their stuff but pass my Local Wally test for fun so email me if you need help and I'll connect you to them.
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Want a winery agenda?: If you want a wine tasting agenda based just on two for one's it's as easy as emailing me and I'll set you up. Because the offers change so often I can't publish a set agenda but happy to help you with a custom agenda - for free!
FREE NAPA COUPONS, SUMMER 2015- Free Winetastings Below!
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GET A WINERY PASS: Coupons are becoming more scarce and free tastings nearly 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 anyway!
Local Wally Deal: 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 $45, normally $125. And if you're short on time, 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, good for a year, it pays for itself within the first hour so I recommend you get the card and go have fun. And remember, if you get the card and email me and I'll set you up with the coolest agenda ever - all based on discount tastings. Don't go to Napa without it!
Coupon Page Update: The Wine Pass just got better! Now get discounts on drivers and hotels with the card along with free wine. I also removed a lot of the bogus coupons and "must use a phone app" and the irritating "tweet to get a discount" deals, leaving you with all the good two for one and discount wine tasting deals in Napa below.
FREE TWO-FOR-ONE COUPONS 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
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 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.
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 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.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards: Two for One signature tastings at a beautiful winery. Coupon
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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. Email me!
Priority Wine Pass also offers driver deals, from 10% to 15% off the normal price to some offering free lunch or more. But to me the BEST deal is when the owner of the Wine Pass drives you around and takes you to all her favorite two-for-one wineries. Sound intriguing? Email me for more info and I'll hook you up. 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. And don't worry, I oversee who I send my readers to and make sure that all of them not only know their stuff but are fun to hang around with all day. Napa has been cracking down on drinking after tasting so don't risk it and get a driver and taste all you want. Yes, I will have another sip :-)
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!
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.