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 $15, $20, or even $30 per person to taste their wines. And tours, once free, often cost $60 or more. 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 who has the best taste and tour values.

For the past ten years I've been serving up the most complete list of FREE winetasing coupons 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 coupon absolutely free with no catches or hoops to jump through. Napa on a budget can be done!

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Here's all you need for FREE discount wine coupons. Find your favorite wineries below and click the COUPON button and print away.

PRIORITY WINE PASS: Or if clipping coupons isn't your style then get the Priority Wine Pass, a cool little card that gets you even more free tastings as well as special VIP treatment.

Tip: Use Promo Code "localwally" when ordering the Wine Pass to get the card for only $40, normally $125.

If you're planning on spending more than a day in Napa and Sonoma I'd go with the card to make life easier. At $40 the card pays for itself in the first hour and it's good for an entire year. Going just for a day? Then print and be happy!

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Tip: I love free wine but I hate driving to a winery only to find it so packed that I can't get in. That's why I also have a list of wineries that allow reservations below. I suggest for every free winery you make one with a reservation to make sure your winetasting adventure goes smoothly one way or another!

Acacia Vineyards: A bit off the beaten path but worth seeking out - reservations required but two for one is the deal. Coupon / Map

Andretti Winery: That's right, Mario Andretti. Get a Two fer One tasting and check out the wines and racing history. Coupon / Map

Artesa Vineyards: A cool new winery focued on ultra-premium that a normal guy like you can taste....now that there's a 2 fer 1! Coupon / Map

Baldacci Family Vineyards: In the Stags Leap District on the Silverdo Trail, check out the Cellar Reserve Tasting and get $20 tasting fee waived with a $40 purchase. Coupon / Map

Beaulieu Vineyards: You'll forget about the low end BV Coastal after you try the good stuff. Coupon / 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. Coupon / Map

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

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

Castello di Amorosa: The Napa castle is a "must see" winery. Their coupons come and go but it's always worth checking to see if it's active. Even without a coupon you should do this winery! Coupon / Map

Cakebread: Grrrrr, ok, you have to work for this one but it's worth it. Cakebread is a wonderful stop and great tasting experience. You have to download the app on the coupon link to get the freebie. Tell them Local Wally sent ya! Coupon / Map

Ceja Vineyards: Here's an easy one. Get a Two fer One just for showing your screen to the pourer. Coupon / 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

Chimney Rock: On the Siverado Trail is this Cape Dutch-inspired winery. Get a free treat with a tasting. What's the treat? Go find out! Coupon / Map

Conn Creek Winery: Two for One on The Silverado Trail. If you like cabs then you must stop in here - with a coupon, of course. Coupon / Map

Consentino Winery: Impatient? Then make the first winery on Highway 29 your first stop. Located next to Mustards, a great stop for lunch. Coupon / Map

Domaine Chandon: The coupon is back! Fantastic first stop for a glass of bubbly, essential! Coupon / Map

Duckhorn Vineyards: I know, it's sort of a silly name for a winery but it's the last name of the owners so don't you feel stupid? Two fer One! Coupon / Map

Franciscan: $5 off any tasting just by showing the coupon on your smartphone. Great winery! Coupon / Map

Freemark Abbey: Taste in a historic winery, all the better with a 2 for 1. Coupon / Map

Cakebread wine tasting in the backyard

Girard: Located in Yountville, more like a wine bar than a winery with cool music. Coupon / Map

Goosecross Cellars: A great small winery with a barrel cellar, two-for-one coupon. Coupon / Map

Grgich Hills: I can't believe it, one of my favorite wineries and part of The Judgement of Paris! Try the chardonnay. Coupon / Map

Hagafen Vineyards: Pay attention, free wine alert on the Silverado Trail! . Coupon / Map

Hall Wines: A newly built and beautiful (and large) tasting room is perfect for hanging out with your friends - as long as they bring their own two-for-one. Coupon / Map

Hess Collection: Off the beaten track, a scenic drive up the mountain, great art exhibit, two-for-one. Coupon / Map

Jamieson Ranch (Reata): Two fer One Cheese Plate. Yes, they have wine. And cheese. On Hwy 12 before you get to the valley. Coupon / Map

Markham Vineyards: Yes, a real Two fer One wine tasting! In St. Helena. Coupon / Map

Louis M. Martini: Stop co mplaining, it's a two-for-one! Coupon / Map

Merryvale Vineyards: What a lovely winery made all the better with a two-fer-one. Coupon / Map

Glass droplets hang from ceiling at Hall

Napa Cellars: Putting a modern spin on classic Napa in the Oakville area. Coupon / Map

Paraduxx Winery: The sister winery of Duckhorn. Pair of Ducks? Get it? Now get the two-fer-one! Coupon / Map

Peju: Incredibly fun tasting, especially when Alan the server starts rapping about wine. I'm serious! Coupon / Map

Robert Mondavi: Don't get too excited, this is only for 10% a wine purchase. But I can think of worse things to do than to open a botttle of Mondavi and sit in front of their fireplace. Coupon / Map

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. Clement Vineyards: A small, premium winery with a great two for one coupon. Coupon / Map

St. Supery: One of my favorite boutiques that I love even more when tyey 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

Sutter Home Winery: They invented the White Zinfandel but don't be a wine snob, especially when the wine if free. Yes, free. You don't even need a coupon, but print one anyway so you remember. Coupon / Map

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

V. Sattuii: Free upgrade to the good stuff. V. Sattuii is a great stop, nice picnic grounds. Coupon / Map

William Hill Estates:The Tasting Room overlooks 140 vineyard acres in the Silverado Bench. 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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MOVE TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE, PLEASE!

A lot of wineries now require you to make reservations which is actually good because popular wineries can get really crowded so having an appointment means never wasting time getting there only to find the room so packed that you turn around.

Below are wineries that allow you make reservations in advance. You don't always get a "deal" but you do get "in" so I suggest you mix your freebies with a few reservations to make sure your day runs smoothly. Most do not require any payment upfront so what do you have to lose?

Amici Cellars: In the 1990's a few friends got together to crush some grapes for their personal cellars but got so popular they opened their own winery. Make Reservation / Map

Avinodos Wines: A small winery with ties to the "Bottle Shock" story - Gustavo Brambila is the winemaker who worked for 23 years at Grgich Hills. Make Reservation / Map

B Cellars: Right in Oakville, B Cellars creates food friendly wines that are quickly becoming popular with chefs and restauranteurs. Make Reservation / Map

Bell Wine Cellars: A small Yountville winery that offers lots of winetasting experiences, including a blending seminar where you get to be the winemaker. Make Reservation / Map

Bravante Vineyards: Makers of premium, estate-grown and produced Howell Mountain wines. Taste as you tour the vineyards. Make Reservation / Map

Burgess Cellars: An 1870's era winery on Howell Mountain specializing in making great cabs. Very reasonable tasting fees. Make Reservation / Map

Cade Estate Winery: Perched high upon Napa's Howell Mountain with stunning views of the hillside and modern architecture. Make Reservation / Map

Caymus Vineyards: I love their wines but their tasting room is always packed. Make a reservation move to the head of the line. Rutherford area. Make Reservation / Map

Charbay Distillery and Winery: Wine, tequila, and whiskey - try them all at Charbay which not only makes wines but spirits as well. St Helena area. Make Reservation / Map

Charles Krug Winery: Oldest winery in Napa and iconic. Newly opened tasting room in the historic Redwood Cellar. Must visit! Make Reservation / Map

Chateau Lane: Looking for a great wine and food pairing experience? Ghateau Lane has four to pick from in their new tasting room. Expect great wines and food from this family run winery with a background in the restaurant business. Make Reservation / Map

VGS Chateau Potelle: Taste great wines in their tasting house and garden. Elegant, restrained, but always fun. Food pairing from La Toque restaurant - it's good! Make Reservation / Map

Clif Family Winery: Ultra casual with an outdoor patio and indoor bar for tastings. You can even rent a bike here! Right in St. Helena.Make Reservation / Map

Clos Du Val: I love stopping in at Clos du Val. Great wines, a nice picnic area, beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail. Make Reservation / Map

Clos Pegase: With it's modern architecture, cool caves and interesting grounds this is a great stop near Calistoga. Picnic tastings? Food from Oakville Grocery while tasting wines? Sounds great! Make Reservation / Map

Conn Creek: On the Silverado Trail in the middle of the valley, Conn Creek offers premium tastings as well as a blending experience where you'll learn how to make the ultimate meritage. Make Reservation / Map

Consentino Winery: Easy to find it's the first winery as you leave Yountville and focuses on making great merlots. Make Reservation / Map

Del Dotto Napa Historic Winery: One of my absolute favorite tasting experiences, you'll drink straight from the barrels in their deep dark caves. Silverado Trail. Make Reservation / Map

Del Dotto St Helena Venetian Estate: The "other" Del Dotto, this one right on Highway 29 in the middle of the valley. Great tasting and tour experience! Make Reservation / Map

Rutherford Hill Picnic Spot

Flora Springs, The Estate: Located smack in the middle of Napa Valley, visit the historic "ghost" winery, a once abandoned stone winery with roots back to the 19th century. Make Reservation / Map

Flora Springs, The Tasting Room: Modern tasting room with courtyard picnic area and a rooftop lounge with views of the vineyards - beautiful! Make Reservation / Map

Franciscan Winery: Beautiful and popular winery, you'll want a reservation to make sure you get a taste. If you're there on a Friday make sure you check out the lunch pairing - super delicious. Make Reservation / Map

Frank Family Winery: Off the beaten track, away from the madness, sip some wine in a beautifully restored craftsman house - excellent picnic grounds. Make a reservation so you're not disappointed. Make Reservation / Map

Geyser Peak Winery: Reasonably priced tastings and wine/food pairings makes this a very popular stop. Make Reservation / Map

Girard Winery: You might never leave Yountville after finding this cool boutique winery that Wine Spectator rates as one of the best in Napa. Make Reservation / Map

Goosecross Cellars: Taste in the barrel cellar or get out into the vineyards. Fun, informal, and right in Yountville. Make Reservation / Map

Groth Vineyards and Winery: Here's a deal for you - get a tour and reserve tasting for the same price as just a tasting - if you make a reservation in the Oakville winery. Make Reservation / Map

Hall - St Helena: The new tasting room is large and modern and a great stop in St. Helena. Better yet, book a private tasting where you'll taste in ultra cool rooms with views of the vineyards. Make Reservation / Map

Heibel Ranch Vineyards: Enjoy a Back Country Tasting in this winery situated near Howell Mountain. A rustic assortment of cheese and charcuterie awaits you to go with your lovely wine.Make Reservation / Map

Hestan Vineyards: Right in Yountville, Hestan is a family owned winery with only 56 low-yield acres producing deep reds. Make Reservation / Map

Hunnicutt: On the Silverado Trail near St. Helena is Hunnicutt, a family owned winery where their tasting room is above the trees - or go into the caves for an unforgettable experience. Make Reservation / Map

JCB Lounge: Ultra-chic private tasting room in St. Helena, indulge in a pinot and chardonnay tasting or go straight to the bubbles with 5 tastes for $25. Make Reservation / Map

Jessup Cellars: Yountville is quickly becoming the place for boutique wineries and Jessop Cellars should be on your list if you like your tastings in a more intimate setting. Make Reservation / Map

John Anthony Vineyards: Elegant tastings in their stylish wine lounge located in downtown Napa where a wine expert will guide you through the tastings. Tasting fees applied to purchase. Make Reservation / Map

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Judd's Hill: 14 acres is all they have to make some of Napa's best wines. Located on The Silerado Trail, wine lovers will love their Bottle Blending Day Camp where you get to take home three bottles of your own blend. Make Reservation / Map

Hunnicutt: On the Silverado Trail near St. Helena is Hunnicutt, a family owned winery where their tasting room is above the trees - or go into the caves for an unforgettable experience. Make Reservation / Map

Keenan Winery: High in the Mayacamas Range, at an elevation of 1,700 feet above the Napa Valley floor, are Spring Mountain and the Robert Keenan Winery and vineyards. Stunning views, stunning wines. Make Reservation / Map

Long Meadow Ranch: With a huge focus on sustainable food you know that the wine and food experiences are going to be one of the best. The main location is in St. Helena but reserve the Winery and Cave Experience and you'll be transported to their Mayacamas Estate ranch. Make Reservation / Map

Madrigal Family Winery: Family run winery near Calistoga that offers an excellent Food and Wine social with cheeses and charcuterie prepared by top notch restaurant Solbar. Make Reservation / Map

Modus Operandi Cellars: You want intimate? Here's a winery run by one guy who will not only share his wines but pour them for you. Located before Yountville. Limited tasting times so make a reservation. Make Reservation / Map

Mumm Napa: One of the ultimate tasting spots on the Silverado Trail, there's nothing better than starting or ending your day with sparkling wines. Can get busy so make that reservation. Make Reservation / Map

Nichelini Winery: Take a beautiful scenic drive outside of the crowded valley into the mountains and taste at one of Napa's oldest wineries. Make Reservation / Map

Noble Wines: Up in the hills above St. Helena, take the time to explore this area that's off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Make Reservation / Map

Odette Estate Winery: Easy to find on The Silerado Trail in the Stags Leap District, treat yourself to a taste at this new and beautiful winery. Make Reservation / Map

Plumpjack Winery: A fun loving and relaxing experience awaits you at Plumpjack, located right off The Silerado Trail in the Oakville area. Make Reservation / Map

Raymond Vineyards: With lots of different winetasting options, including opening a bottle in the private "Red Room" that's lined with red velvet, you'll want to put this one on your short list. Make Reservation / Map

Regusci Winery: One of my absolutely favorite wineries, make sure you give yourself a lot of time when you visit as you might not want to leave. Excellent picnic grounds and outstanding reds. Make Reservation / Map

Reynolds Family Winery: I love the way Reynolds holds true to their family run winery heritage. No big screen TV's, no giant tasting room, no big columns of marble, just a super friendly winery with great wines. Make Reservation / Map

Robert Mondavi Winery: First timers will want to make sure you visit Mondavi and book their tour to see how wines are made. Essential stop! Make Reservation / Map

Robert Sinskey Vineyards: Lively and food focused winery on The Silverado Trail. Super popular with those in the know so make that reservation to make sure you get in. Make Reservation / Map

Rutherford Ranch Winery: With tasting experiences such as Sensory Analysis or Chocolate and Wine Pairing you know that Rutherford Ranch on the Silverado Trail is going to be a good stop. Make Reservation / Map

Saddleback Cellars: I can't think of a place I would rather be than at one of their picnic tables doing a winetasting during the summer. Make Reservation / Map

Signorello Winery: Located on a hill overlooking The Silverado Trail, Signorello focuses on wine and food pairings with plenty of options. Make Reservation / Map

Spellitich Family Winery: Can't wait to taste? Stop in at family run Spellitich, 7 miles south of downtown Napa, for a personal and educational winetasting experience. Make Reservation / Map

 

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