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bigsemi
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posted 05-24-2010 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigsemi   Click Here to Email bigsemi     Edit/Delete Message
In 2006 tastings were free at Sattui. And more often than not tastings fees are not waived whether you buy wine or not.

If you are buying wine though, most places will give you an extra taste or two.

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winerookie
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posted 05-12-2010 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for winerookie     Edit/Delete Message
If they know that you are going to buy some wine, the tasting usually ends up being free! You also get to taste the reserves as well, when they think you are serious. One of the only places that charged me, back in 06' was v satui, they seemed in it for the tourist and the money, I think that showed in the quality of the wine. I didn't buy 1 bottle. Every other place was great.

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damombo
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posted 01-26-2010 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
There is a magazine called Wine Country This Week that is in most of the hotels/motels/etc in Napa. They usually have ads/coupons that are for free or two for one tastings at a number of wineries in Napa Valley.

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Hawkeye
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posted 01-25-2010 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi cabgirl,

Free or $5.00 is a tough assignment. If I remember correctly, when we were in Napa in October, Frank Family had complimentary tasting during the week and a $10.00 fee weekends. However, a check of their website just says a $10.00 tasting fee.

Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena offers their tasting complimentary. I believe that Dutch Henry winery on the Silverado trail offers complimentary tasting by appointment.

Robert Biale winery on Big Ranch Road at the north end of Napa has great zins and I believe a complimentary tasting by appointment.

As you said, Milat winery in St. Helena has a complimentary tasting. In fact, we pulled a bottle of their 2005 Estate Cab out of our cellar the other night and had it with a New York Steak and it was fabulous.

We will be traveling to napa the latter part of February and will keep watch for free or inexpensive tastings.

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cabgirl
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posted 01-22-2010 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cabgirl     Edit/Delete Message
Alright...so who out there knows the wineries in Napa Valley that either have free wine tastings OR fees in the $5 range?

Friends ask me this question ALL the time. And I rarely have much of an answer for them besides pointing them to NapaValley.com to print out some tasting coupons or sending them to another wine region altogether.

I know Frank Family Vineyards has free tasting (at least I think so) - can anyone confirm? V. Sattui has $5 tasting and so does Milat Vineyards.

Anyone else????

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