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cabgirl
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posted 01-09-2009 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
You'll be hard pressed to find "free" wine tasting in Napa Valley for sure. Sonoma is soon to be the same. Definitely look for discounts. I always scour the NapaVallley.com and Sonoma.com winery listings for those offering at least 2 for 1 tastings, and those who may offer free tastings.

http://napavalley.com/wineries/featured.html
http://sonoma.com/wineries/featured.html
Look in the middle columns

Also, ask the hotel you're staying with if they have any complimentary wine tasting passes included with your stay. A lot of SF hotels and those in Napa or Sonoma offer that now. Will post some suggestions if I find them!

Or maybe branch out and try one of the other Wine Country regions that for the most part still offer free wine tastings. My friends do a lot of wine tasting in Gold Country (near Sacramento, Amador) and in Livermore.

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Hawkeye
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posted 01-03-2009 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
If you go a little further up the road to the Healdsburg area, a lot of the wineries up there waive the tasting fee if you carry the Visa Signature card. Otherwise you are right, tasting fees can break you.

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SueTGGR
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posted 01-02-2009 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SueTGGR     Edit/Delete Message
It has been way too long since I have been wine tasting. Used to live in Santa Rosa & regularily drive Valley of the Moon stopping at all the wineries with a break @ Sugarloaf or Jack London. Back then the wineries didn't charge for tasting & Napa was just starting up.
OK, we are planning a last minute overnight get away to SF with a day trip to Napa (CakeBread is my current fav Chardonnay) and maybe Sonoma. Is there an easier way to go tasting? It seems they all want $10 & $15 a tasting? We will be totally broke & no $$ to buy wine.
Help me with ANY suggestions!

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