Holy time warp! For those of you used to forking out $15 to $50 for wine tastings, you're going to love this collection of Sonoma wineries that offer FREE complimentary tastings and FREE two-for-one coupons! From big name Sonoma wineries to small one man operations, wine just tastes better when it's free.Cheap Sonoma on a Budget just got a lot more fun!
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Free wine tasting isn't extinct. There are still plenty of Sonoma Valley wineries that let you sip for free, just check out the coupons below and you're set to go.
Then you need to go with my new Priority Wine Pass, a cool card that not only gets you two-for-one tastings but VIP treatment at the wineries as well. And yes, Local Wally fans get a special deal by using promo code "localwally". Isn't it way better to present a VIP card than to pull a crumpled coupon out of your back pocket? Get the card! It's so cheap it pays for itself in your first hour!
I've even made you a map of Sonoma's popular free tastings. Budget Sonoma? Free Wine? Nothing wrong with being cheap if the free wine is this good!
Did I miss one? Email me! Last update: SPRING 2014.
CLINE CELLARS: One of the first wineries on the road to Sonoma featuring lush lawns, six spring fed ponds, and over 5,000 rose bushes. Coupon / Map
HIGHWAY 12 TASTING ROOM: Located right in the Sonoma Plaza, it looks like a retail store until you see the wine bar. Let the wife shop as you sip wine and everyone is happy! Map
JACUZZI FAMILY VINEYARDS: Beautiful grounds and tasting room, you won't believe it's free! Coupon / Map
KENWOOD VINEYARDS: Free wine from a well know winery, not bad at all! Coupon / Map
ROCHE WINERY: Located right in the Sonoma Plaza downtown area, this pleasant tasting room and picnic grounds offers free, yes free tastings if you purchase a bottle. Coupon / Map
SCHUG CARNEROS FAMILY ESTATE: Pinots and Chardonnays and a view all the way to Mt. Diablo (far, far away!) on a clear day. Free tasting (believe it!) plus 15% off - if you have the app! Coupon / Map
VIANSA WINERY: If you love Italy, this is your place. Sitting on top of hilltop with views of Sonoma Valley, everything here will make you feel like you're in Tuscany. Get the free app to get the free wine! Coupon / Map
FOPPIANO VINEYARDS: Located in Healdsburg, Foppiano Vineyards is one of Sonoma County's oldest family-owned wineries, dating back to 1896. Coupon / Map
KENDALL-JACKSON: The big name winery offers free tastings at their Wine Center in Santa Rosa, home to the famous chateau seen on their label. Coupon / Map
KORBELL CHAMPAGNE CELLERS: Free champagne? Yes, and a free tour as well. Located in Guerneville. Coupon / Map
KUNDE: Another big one, and another freebie! Free reserve tasting and 15% off! Coupon / Map
MATANZAS CREEK WINERY: Beautiful winery in Santa Rosa with lavender firlds and gardens, water features, lovely! Coupon / Map
RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS: FREE tasting, 20% off, located in Healdsburg, just show the coupon on your smartphone and tell then Local Wally sent you. Coupon / Map
SAUNSAL: Come visit a small, family owned winery located in Healdsburg. Coupon / Map
SONOMA-CUTRER: In the Windsor area get a free tasting plus 10% off! Coupon / Map
ALDERBROOK WINERY: Set back in the vineyards of Southern Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, Alderbrook's the perfect place for a picnic. Coupon / Map
ARROWOOD WINERY:2 fer 1 Classic Tasting, plus 10% discount on your wine purchase. Coupon / Map
BENZINGER WINERY: You've seen these guys in your supermarket, now go see their beautiful Glen Ellen winery. Coupon / Map
BOISSET TASTE OF TERROIR: The Jean-Charles Boisset (JCB) tasting room is located in the Healdsburg Square - Caution, lots of shopping in the area. Coupon / Map
B.R. COHN: Rock N Roll, doobies and wine, it all makes sense once you realize that B.R. Cohn manages the Doobie Bros. and owns this magnificent winery in Glen Ellen. Coupon / Map
CHATEAU ST JEAN: Yes, there's an actual chateau here just like on the label, originally the Summer home for a wealthy iron mines magnate. See it to believe it, Kenwood location. Coupon / Map
CLOS DU BOIS WINERY: You've seen them in your supermarket, now taste the good stuff. Say it, "Clo Doo Braw". Coupon / Map
DeLOACH VINEYARDS: A beautiful setting in the Russian River area of Sonoma, cozy up next to the fire with a glass of pinot made all the better with a 2 fer 1 coupon. Coupon / Map
FERRARI-CARANO: Visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of our 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Coupon / Map
FOPPIANO VINEYARDS: Visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of our 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Coupon / Map
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY: Experience the magic of Coppola, the man behind The Godfather movies, among others. Movie memorabilia, great restaurant, a scene you want to linger. A bit too "Disneyland" for me but the crowds of people suggest I'm in the minority. Located in Geyserville so plan ahead and combine this with wineries in the Healdsburg area. Coupon / Map
GLORIA FERRER CAVES AND VINEYARDS: Sparkling wines in a cave? Located at the Southern tip of Sonoma, beautiful winery and lush grounds. Come one, do it! Coupon / Map
IMAGERY ESTATE WINERY: Bold blends, a fusion of different wines create unique new blends. Adventurous? Want to try something new? Coupon / Map
J VINEYARDS AND WINERY: Another Healdsburg winery, J Vineyards has sparking and varietal wines and was named "Best Winery Tasting Room in the West" by Sunset Magazine. Coupon / Map
LANDMARK VINEYARDS: Convenient location in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Coupon / Map
LEDSON WINERY AND VINEYARDS: Two for One plus a "buy 6, get 9" deal. Coupon / Map
MacROSTIE WINERY: It's location in the Carneros area not only means it's convenient but that there's some good chardonnay and pinot awaiting you. Coupon / Map
RODNEY STRONG: Guided tours daily, crash course in barrel tasting, a big name winery with small winery hospitality in Healdsburg. Coupon / Map
SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS: Just a few blocks outside of the plaza area. Let the others shop while you go wine tasting! Coupon / Map
SIMI WINERY: If you love cabs, this Healdsburg winery is a good one! Coupon / Map
ST. FRANCIS WINERY: Mission style visitor center with gorgeous mountain views. Coupon / Map
TASTE OF TERROIR: Experience the terroirs of Burgundy in the beautiful DeLoach Vineyards Guesthouse in Santa Rosa. Coupon / Map
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