Ideas for Wine Tasting on a Budget
You come to Napa Valley to try the fine wines of the region, but you don’t want to spend your vacation budget on wine. While tasting the wares of local vintners is certainly exciting and pleasurable, you can do some of it for free!
Napa Valley is indeed, the place to be for affordable wine tastings. While you seek out the deals at wineries, there are other ways to fully soak up wine country without spending a fortune.
Here are some tips so you can explore Napa Valley regardless of how tight your budget might be:
- Look for Complimentary Tastings: A lot of wineries offer complimentary wine tastings, like the Chateau Montelena in Calistoga. You must be in a group of four or less to get the deal. You will taste the wine of the season, usually featuring a Sirah or Cabernet Sauvignon. Heitz Cellar offers free pours from current releases too. Sutter Home’s tasting room gives you a free five-ounce flight of wine.
- Find a Happy Hour: Happy Hours are great in wine country for getting discounts on wine. Try Carpe Diem Wine Bar on 1001 Second Street in Napa. Here you get a glass of wine for $7 between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
- Enjoy Deals on Food Too: While you might not be able to dine at a five-star restaurant for under $20, you have plenty of options that are satisfying and delicious. Red Rock Café on Lincoln Avenue in Napa offers a half-chicken dinner with two sides for under $15 per person. The taco trucks throughout Napa are also impressive, offering delicious tacos for under $2 per taco. For breakfast, try Model Bakery at the Oxbow Public Market and get their signature English muffin sandwich for under $10 per person.
You can walk to Model Bakery and get your breakfast on-the-go when you say at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. Our boutique hotel is located in the thick of all the attractions of wine country. You can walk to restaurants, hop on a tour bus, and quickly reach the highway to head to local wineries. Make the best use of your vacation budget.
Book your stay with us today, and don’t forget to ask about seasonal packages so you can save even more. Reserve your room online or call us at 707-226-1871.