Visiting Wineries - Budget Style
Do your homework. Many wineries charge fees as high as $20
per person for tasting. Avoid those wineries and find ones
that have no tasting fee, two-for-coupons, or a tasting fee
that can be applied to a purchase.
Share a tasting. All wineries allow couples to share one
glass and pay for one tasting.
Pick up two-for-one coupons at the Yountville Chamber at
6484 Washington Street, or the Calistoga Visitor Center at
1506 Lincoln Ave. in Calistoga. Your B&B usually has
a few of these coupons. Thumb through some of the free
wine publications and clip out the tasting room coupons.
You will find these publications in hotel lobbies, tasting
Take a free tour. Mumm Napa has free tour at 10 am daily.
They also have a two-for-one tasting coupon on their Website.
Frog's Leap Winery has a free tour and tasting but it is
by appointment. Call at least one week in advance.
Franks Family Winery and August Briggs as of the Fall 2008
have no tasting fee. Casa Nuestra Winery has a $5 tasting
fee and it can be applied to a purchase of wine.
Some planning ideas for which wineries