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SONOMA ON A BUDGET: WINE TASTING COUPONS AND DEALS, CHEAP OR FREE WINE
Where to Get Every FREE Cheap or Free Sonoma Wine Tasting Coupon or Deal? Right Here!
Planning a trip to Sonoma usually means searching for free or cheap wine deals and coupons. That's why ten years ago I collected every free wine tasting offer and put them on my site with no catches, no tricks, just lots of free wine. It's what put Local Wally on the map and spawned a number of imitators but Sonoma Tourist Guide is still your best and most complete resource for wine tasting deals.
Plus I offer something no one else does - FREE advice and a free stop by stop winery planner based on the types of wines you like. I also have exclusive deals that no one else has. Cave tastings, VIP tours, wine maker hosting, let Local Wally show you how to experience the very best of Sonoma... on a budget!
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: Click the photo to go to the official winery site, click the Deal link to see the discount info, click here to buy a Wine Pass. No tricks, no gimmicks!
Wine Pass, Passports, Phone Apps, Coupons, What's Best?
I used to clip a lot of coupons and there are a few still left. I included those I could find on this page. Just click the "Deal" link to go directly to the info. For the easiest way to get free wine and Sonoma discounts though I like the Priority Wine Pass. You buy one card per couple, only $39.99 for my readers, but you get tons of deals, many of them exclusive for my readers. It's your call but for me it's the easiest way to get the most free wine in Sonoma.
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Wine Tasting Deals From South Sonoma to the Downtown Plaza
One of the best wine tasting experiences you might ever have, Bill Canihan hosts you in his barn at this small, family run winery. Two for One, all fees waived with bottle purchase. Reservations Required.
Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery – first generation Mexican-American winegrowers in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Friendly, fun, and two for one, Fri - Sun.
Taste inside their 1850's farmhouse, two for one. Great Zin's, friendly staff, there's even a free museum on the California Missions on site. Free standard tasting, 2 for 1 reserve tasting.
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Yup, the same family that made the whirlpool spa famous now makes exceptionally delicious wines. Beautiful stone building, large tasting room, olive oil pressing next door, two for one tastings which they often comp.
Located on the family ranch that was once the site of the Sonoma Rodeo, Larson also features a woman winemaker in a male dominated industry. Taste in the barn, enjoy a picnic, great spot for wine and relaxing. Two for One.
Located in the Carneros District, expect great Pinots and Chardonnays from Schug Carneros Estate Winery. 2 for 1 tastings, free self guided tour of the vineyards, great views and picnic area, and exceptional wines.
Winery Sixteen 600
Winery Sixteen 600 produces small lots of single-vineyard wines sourced only from vineyards they farm. Taste in their cozy house, appointment only, 2 for 1. Great experience, you'll love this one!
Don't stress out! If picking and choosing wineries seems too hard then leave it to me, Local Wally, to help you pick the best wineries to visit in Sonoma. I'll give you my honest and unbiased advice on which wineries to visit and even put them in a stop by stop agenda for you for free.
Need a Driver?
Jamie, the owner of the Priority Wine Pass, has offered to drive my readers to Napa and Sonoma's best wineries, all two for one stops, of course! You'll feel like a Sonoma VIP when you travel with Jamie since she knows all the wineries personally. She drives your car, reasonable rates.
WINE TASTING DEALS IN GLEN ELLEN AND KENWOOD, 20 MINUTES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN SONOMA
B Wise Tasting Room
Wine Lovers, B Wise Tasting Room is not to be missed! Some of the best wines you might taste in your entire life are here, big reds served up by a friendly staff. Don't pass this one by, 2 for 1.
Chateau St Jean
Absoultely beautiful grounds, Chateau St Jean feels like an old California rancho of the rich and famous. If you want to visit a big name winery then Chateau St Jean is your stop. 2 for 1, ask for voucher.
If you wanted to taste inside wine caves but put off by the often high fees then head to Deerfield Ranch where everyone tastes deep inside their caves. Beautiful winery, two for one, of course.
Kivelstadt Cellars breaks a lot of wine making rules by design, including offering wine in growlers to go. Ask for the Local Wally Exclusive Harvest Special to get 2 for 1 tastings and half off a growler fill!
One of the most relaxing settings in Sonoma, grab a glass and taste outside under the oak trees in a comfy lounger, play some boccee ball, take a selfie by their pond, 2 for 1 tasting.
Located in the Kenwood Center Village, get a FREE ttasting with your Wine Pass. Family owned winery that specializes in Zins from five different appellations around Sonoma. Nice folks, open Thurs - Monday.
Mayo Family Winery
A small family run winery specializing in single vineyard wines. Fun and friendly, dog friendly too, with a nice picnic area perfect for relaxing with your 2 for 1 tasting flight.
The front patio is the spot for picnics and tastings on a nice day, Muscardini Winery is housed in an old 1960's schoolhouse. Great wines, friendly staff, and a loveable winery dog named Beni. 2 for 1.
Don't let the shopping mall location stop you from visiting Spann Vineyards where the owner or winemaker are nearly always on hand to pour and talk wine. Special discounts and cheese pairing.
St. Francis Winery
St Francis Winery is serious about wine and food pairing. Get a two for one tasting with your Priority Wine Pass but don't forget to add a charcuterie plate to enjoy on the patio with your wine. 2 for 1.
Ty Caton Vineyards
Located in the same Kenwood Plaza as Spann Vineyards, stop in and do both, both two for one with the wine pass. Ty Caton makes big, bold wines that are sure to knock your socks off.
You don't need no stinkin' coupons! Get the Priority Wine Pass instead for the easiest way to get 2 for 1 tastings! Easier than a phone app, more deals than you have time to taste! Good for a year in Napa, Sonoma, Healsdburg, and other wine regions.
WINE TASTING DEALS IN SANTA ROSA
(Santa Rosa) A farmer since the age of 17, John Balletto started with vegetables but has never looked back since his transition to wine grapes in 1999. Nice grounds, picnic area, FREE tastings.
(Sebastopol) A couple of wine loving guys combine their names to form "G Reedy" wines. Low key, show them your wine pass for FREE tastings and meet the wine makers.
(Sebastopol) There's something quaint and charming about Ektimo Winery, a small and intimate tasting room. Lisa the winemaker has serious credentials, taste for yourself, 2 for 1.
Russian River Wines
(Forestville) A destination winery, Russian River Vineyards not only makes award winning wines but has a restaurant and even their own farm. Located in Forestville, complimentary tastings.
(Santa Rosa) Love wine but wish the alcohol levels were lower? Come visit Trecini where they believe lower alcohol allows the grapes to speak for themselves. Don't be skeptical, try it!
(Forestville) Zins, zins, and more zins,it's all they do at Wine Guerilla, sourced from 10 different vineyards. Now get two tastings for FREE with your Wine Pass. What's not to love?
WINE TASTING DEALS IN HEALDSBURG AND THE RUSSIAN RIVER AREA
Blanchard Family is 2 brothers seemingly different as adults find a bond in winemaking, seeking to produce low volumes of high quality wines. Appt Only but 2 for 1 with Wine Pass.
Well isn't this place fancy?! Small tasting rooms are fine but for the times you want to live like a Kardashian you need to taste at Ferrari-Carano. Free 2 for 1 coupon, just ask!
Hart's Desire Wines
(Geyserville) Small lot, single vineyard, Hart's Desire Winery produces 16 different wines, none over 500 cases. Come by and taste them all. Special offers for Wine Pass holders.
HKG Estate Vineyards
The historic Hop Kiln structure, once the site for drying hops grown on the property, is now the winery tasting room and marketplace. Lovely stop, especially with 2 for 1 tastings.
Six different wineries in one tasting room, you can spend an entire afternoon here if you're not careful. FREE tastings with Priority Wine Pass makes this stop all the beter.
Take a lovely drive into the country and stop in at Korbel for FREE tastes of their sparkling wines and a FREE tour. Bring a picnic or get your supplies in their full deli. Pretty location, no coupon needed.
Beautiful tasting room a bit like a New England farmhouse, stop by Merriam Vineyards if you're looking for a pretty winery with great French inspired wines. Two for one with Wine Pass.
A block away from the Healdsburg Plaza, make the short walk to Portalupi Winery's tasting room, a cozy and intimate experience where Jane Portalupi or husband Tim will most likely be serving.
Lots to see and do at Rodney Strong Vineyards, from free tours to wine and food pairings. FREE tastings of their Sonoma County Wines, no coupon or purchase necessary.
IS IT WORTH THE DRIVE TO VISIT THE COPPOLA WINERY?
In case you didn't know, Francis Ford Coppola, aka the man behind The Godfather movies, owns a heck of a winery in Geyserville - an hour or so north of Sonoma. There are free sips of his basic wines but most people go for his Hollywood movie paraphernalia such as a real Tucker car, costumes from his movies, and the Las Vegas style pool with cabanas you can rent. There's a full restaurant as well, making this a destination winery. As a winery experience you either love it or hate it but there's no denying the appeal to those looking for a fun Disneyland sort of experience. Read my full review (with lots of photos) here.
Located just seconds northwest of the historic Dry Creek Store, visit Rued Winery and enjoy a tasting at the bar or a picnic on the patio with spectacular views of Dry Creek Valley.
Sample small production wines paired with unusual bites such as caramel popcorn with their Russian River Chardonnay. Wine tasting at Saphire Hill just $10 per person and get more discounts with Wine Pass.
Not sure where to go? Limited time in Sonomna? Then hop on board a Platypus Tour, small tour busses who do all the planning for you - including lunch. Tell them Local Wally sent you!
(Geyserville) Lovely winery, taste at their bar or go outside on the terrace where you can bring your own picnic lunch. Located 10 miles drive north of Healdsburg up Dry Creek Road.
A bit off the road from downtown Healdsburg, VML Vineyards has some of the loveliest gardens at any winery you might visit. Worth the short drive, get 2 for 1 tastings with Wine Pass.
White Oak Winery
Just 5 minutes away from main Healdsburg, White Oak Winery is in the heart of Alexander Valley. Stop by Jimtown Store for lunch supplies and enjoy a picnic on their grounds.
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The easiest way to get FREE wine is with the Priority Wine Pass. There are a number of competing offers from "passports" to phone apps but the Priority Wine Pass is the one I recommend. With the wine pass you simply show your phone or card to get 2 for 1 tastings. Coupons? Phone Apps? Go ahead, but don't blame me if you're stuck clipping and tweeting when you could be sipping and tasting!
If you think you won't need it be forewarned - wine tasting can be very expensive, $40 to $50 per couple at each stop isn't uncommon. But with the Priority Wine Pass you get two for one tastings, saving you half at every stop. Good for a year, good in both Napa and Sonoma, it pays for itself within your first hour.
Go to PriorityWinePass.com to order yours at my special rate - get ONE per couple. Local Wally approved!