*NEW for 2019* – In order to make this list a little more comprehensive, I’ve decided to add links to some of the better tasting coupons and passports for each region. I don’t earn any commissions for these links, so I’m free to weed out the sketchy ones and share only the deals I think are worthwhile. Enjoy!
I only include wineries whose tasting policies I have personally verified.
There may be others out there!
UPDATED: January 12, 2019
C A L I F O R N I A
Buehler Vineyards (www.buehlervineyards.com) – Appointment required
Sutter Home (www.sutterhome.com)
Vincent Arroyo Winery (www.vincentarroyo.com)
*Napa Valley Tasting Passport – At $99 for the year this is a pretty solid value. Includes tastings at a well-thought-out list of 35 wineries. Perfect for a first-time Napa visitor
A. Rafanelli Winery (www.arafanelliwinery.com) – Appointment required
Adastra Wines (www.adastrawines.com)
Alexander Valley Vineyards (www.avvwine.com)
BobDog Vineyards (www.bobdogwine.com)
Francis Ford Coppola (www.franciscoppolawinery.com) – 2 wines
Fritz Underground Winery (www.fritzwinery.com) – Free with coupon
Highway 12 Winery (www.highway12winery.com)
Korbel Champaign Cellars (www.korbel.com)
Locals Tasting Room (www.tastelocalwines.com)
Merry Edwards Winery (www.merryedwards.com) – Appointment recommended
Sonoma Valley Port Works (www.portworks.com)
Sunce Winery (www.suncewinery.com)
Williamson Wines (www.williamsonwines.com)
*2-for-1 Tastings for VISA Signature/Infinite Card Holders – This is hands-down the best deal going in Sonoma and I’ve used it many times. Be sure to mention you’re a Signature holder before they start pouring wine as a few wineries stray a bit from the published offer.
Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo
Caparone Winery (www.caparone.com)
Cinquain Cellars (www.cinquaincellars.com) – Appointment required
Eberle Winery (www.eberlewinery.com)
Glunz Family Winery (www.glunzfamilywinery.com) – Free with coupon
Tobin James Cellars (www.tobinjames.com)
*PasoWineries.net Wine Tasting Coupons – I’m a big fan of several of the wineries on this list. Perfect for the first-time visitor to Paso.
A full list of Lodi’s always reasonable tasting fees is available from the Lodi Wine Commission
Omega Cellars (www.omegavineyardsandwinery.com)
Peirano Esates (www.peirano.com)
Stonum Vineyards (www.stonumvineyards.com)
O R E G O N
Aurora Colony Vineyards (www.auroracolonyvineyards.com)
Saginaw Vineyards (www.saginawvineyard.com)
Silvan Ridge Winery (www.silvanridge.com) – 2 wines
*Oregon Wine Pass – At $60 for the year, this is a steal since each passport is good for -2- people. This one’s for the adventurer; even though there are 80-ish participating wineries, most are smaller labels that you may or may not be familiar with.
W A S H I N G T O N
(List in progress)
Chateau St. Michelle (www.ste-michelle.com)
Columbia Crest (www.columbiacrest.com)
Lake Chelan Winery (www.lakechelanwinery.com)
Treveri Cellars (www.trevericellars.com)
Many other regions are currently in the works and will be included in future updates.