|Grapes for miles!|
|Our first tasting!|
The Sonoma Passport is $29.99 on Groupon right now (normally $59) and is good all year (that's right, now we have a reason to come back before 2014)! It offers you lots of free tastings (good for 2 people) at participating wineries and some discounts on bottles. We've been able to do 4 tastings now. A tasting often costs about $10 per person for about 4-6 tastes (about 1/4 of a glass of wine) or more if you try more wine or reserve wine. So if we'd paid for the tastings we've done we would be at $80 so the passport is really worth it if you want to taste more than a few places!
|Big grape vine|
|On the Mumm Napa tour|
|Learning about the different types of grapes from our tour guide|
|At Mumm Napa|
The last way we're doing wine country inexpensively is by bringing our food with us. We brought our lunch and had a picnic in Napa. We also brought a loaf of sour dough bread and cheese to eat between wine tastings! If you're truly here on vacation it would probably be awesome to eat at the many lovely restaurants around here.
This area is a beautiful place to drive around and look at the copious amounts of grapes growing everywhere!!
|Fancy winery fountain|