LOCAL WALLY'S SONOMA TOURIST GUIDE | FREE Wne Tasting Coupons | Healdsburg, Russian River
Local Wally's Sonoma Tourist Guide, FREE Wine Tasting Coupons, 2 for 1 tastings, Best Hotels and Restaurants, Healdsburg, Russian River Areas. Sonoma on a Budget.
LOCAL WALLY'S GUIDE TO SONOMA
The Ultimate First Timer's Guide to Planning a Wine Tasting Trip to Sonoma... on a budget!
Sonoma is just like Napa... 30 years ago! While Napa Valley has blossomed into the wine and food mecca of the world, nearby Sonoma has stayed humble to its roots. Open roads, fewer tourists, cheaper tastings, it's no wonder that Sonoma has quietly become the secret getaway for wine lovers.
And while there are a number of "big name" wineries such as Domaine Carneros, Kunde, Chateau St. Jean and St. Francis, there are countless smaller wineries who would love to have you visit. I'll help guide you to the best of the bunch, the ones that give you the most bang for your buck and the best wine tasting experience.
I'll also help you find the best places to stay and the best places to eat in Sonoma, all honest and unbiased advice from someone who spends a good part of my life exploring wine country. And where else can you email the guy who actually wrote the guide and get a free personal response?
How to Stretch Your Wine Tasting Budget in Sonoma!
Hey, Sonoma has FREE wine! At least that's what your friends tell you. But ask them when was the last time they visited and I bet it wasn't this year. Or in the past five years. That's because free wine tasting has gone the way of fax machines, nearly non-existent or hard t find. But not to worry - just buy a Priority Wine Pass for $39.99 per couple and get two for one tastings in both Sonoma and Napa. And to make sure you get your money's worth I'll even help you pick your wineries and put them all together in a stop by stop agenda for you - for free!
To Order go to PriorityWinePass.com and use promo code localwally.
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Free Coupons & Deals
Every deal, every coupon, every Sonoma discount is collected right here. No catches, no tricks, no reselling of your info and no tweeting or posting required. From free wine to exclusive offers, there's no reason to search the web any longer for Sonoma deals.
Good Eats Sonoma
From truck stops to Michelin Star dining, every Sonoma restaurant that deserves your appetite is listed here. Unlike Yelp! or TripAdvisor where fake or poorly written reviews run rampant, if I recommend it you know it's good! Now with Healdsburg dining options!
From the best Big Name wineries to the coolest boutique wineries to the best wineries with two for one or free tastings, find them all right here. I promise, no corporate experiences and no endless lists. You want the BEST Sonoma wineries, here they are.
Best Places to Stay
Sonoma has big resorts, small hotels, budget friendly motels, and you can even stay in a cottage on a winery. No rat traps, no roach hotels, my Sonoma hotel guide only features places I would actually stay at. And yes, I have discount hotel rates & options for Healdsburg & winery cottages.
2 for 1 Agenda
One of the hardest things to do when planning a trip to Sonoma is picking out the wineries and organizing them in a way that makes sense. Happily for you I've already visited them all and put it all together for you. And remember, if you want a custom agenda just let me know!
Book a Platypus Tour
Just want to do a quickie day trip to Sonoma without the hassle of pre-planning? Then book a Platypus Tour, small tour busses that take you to some of Sonoma's best wineries. Lunch included, tell them Local Wally Sent You for good vacation karma!