How To Wine Taste In Napa Valley For A Nominal Fee – Winery Finder Application


August 1, 2013 by danisdecadentdeals

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Cakbread Cellars

This past April I traveled to Napa Valley to go wine tasting and was very excited about this journey in that I had last visited Napa Valley to celebrate my one year wedding anniversary back in June 2006! Upon arriving in Napa in our rental car we took from San Francisco airport (Side note: We used the best rental car company ever!! See article here: SUPER CHEAP CAR RENTALS We were ready to go wine tasting the second we starting to see the open land and wineries throughout the valley.

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Cakebread Cellars Wine Host

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Cakebread Wines

For those of you that have never traveled to wine country, the scenery is absolutely amazing.   In Orange County, California, where I live it is  a busy bustling area and homes are literally built on top of one another and businesses occupy the land that is not occupied by the homes.  I rarely get to see open land.  When you enter Napa Valley, it is literally like driving in paradise with rolling hills, wineries, farm animals, and grapevines for miles.  There are so many fabulous wineries in the region and there is absolutely no way to hit them all. 

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Elizabeth Spencer Winery

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Elizabeth Spencer Winery Patio

As you all must know by now, I am an extreme savings machine that does not mess around wasting my cash…If I wasted my money, I would not have been able  to travel to Napa in the first place.:)  I must say everything in Napa gets very expensive…especially the wine tasting fees that go along with each place you visit.  As my husband was driving into town, I was actively searching for deals or discounts on my cell phone to use at wineries in the nearby area when I came across and application to download on my phone called “Winery finder App.” 

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Elizabeth Spencer Vineyards

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Entering Peju Winery

I quickly downloaded Wine finder App on my phone and it quickly became my new best friend on my journeys through Napa Valley!! The Winery Finder App not only allowed me to find all of the wineries that were offering deals, such as buy one get one free tasting, free tasting, discounts on wine, it also allowed me to see where they were geographically on a map in relation to exactly where we happened to

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Dani Outside Peju Winery

be driving in the exact moment!!!  This had to be the handiest tool for our trip to Napa because we hit a variety of fabulous wineries and we got to methodically map them out in order and only hit the wineries we selected with a discount.

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My Husband And I With Wine Attendant At Peju Winery

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Artesa Winery Property

At this point, I know many of you are thinking but were there really many options to choose from in the application or were they just a few crappy places off the beaten track?? Good question you ask, I was actually amazed because almost every winery I wanted to visit was listed in this application. A select few I knew I wanted to go to were Cakebread (you need to make a reservation there, but it is well worth it) Artesa, and Sebastiani. These are all big name wineries for those of you t hat know your wine, but all of

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Artesa Winery

them were in the app!  On our journey some of the wineries we went to included:  Cakebread, Artesa, Gundlach Bundschu, Elizabeth Spencer, Peju, Tamber Bey and Flora Springs.  To see details about all of these wineries, visit my husband’s article here: Napa Valley Wineries

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Husband And I With Artesa Winemaker

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Artesa Waterfall

In using the Winery Finder App, the only thing they required was a picture check in on facebook at each winery that you were required to show each winery prior to getting your free tasting. For those of you that know me, this is absolutely no problem because I am regularly the social media queen that always has something to post on my page.  🙂 This is a great way to make sure that you take pictures on your trip with your loved ones so that you have memories as well. Wine Finder App is

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Gundlach Bundschu – Oldest Winery In Napa

a win-win to use on your trip to Napa no matter how you look at it!! I will definitely keep this app on my phone for future visits to wine country!

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Interior of Gundlach Bundschu Winery

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Flora Springs – One Of Our Favorite Wines…Trilogy!

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Tamber Bey Wine Tasting Room And New Friends And Staff

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Tamber Bey Wine Tasting Room


41 thoughts on “How To Wine Taste In Napa Valley For A Nominal Fee – Winery Finder Application

  1. You would have thought, with all the drinking my late husband did, that he would have enjoyed this. But he never wanted to do it, and I don’t drink. So I would enjoy the countryside and the grand landscape, and leave the wine tasting to Dov!!

  2. Gangesh says:

    I think, it tastes nice.

  3. Rob says:

    i really want to head out that way..

  4. Sharlene says:

    Awesome blog, makes me want to go there now, I’ve never been but it is on my list of things to do!

  5. […] Find your own favorite winery using the Winery Finder App: Read more about it on my Wife’s Blog… […]

  6. Your post about finding this helpful app made me think that there are probably apps for restaurants and other stores. I will take the time to see what helpful apps I can find that will work in my area.

  7. I’ve always wanted to do wine tasting!. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Blackbox _cosmetics says:

    I am always planning to go on a wine tasting trip maybe this year i will get to. looks like fun !

  9. Irene Saadeh says:

    If you find a beer tasting one – I am there! I don’t drink wine but I think I would go just for that beautiful landscape. Those pics were great and really drew me in!

  10. Katrina says:

    Great tips as I am planning on being there in October. Thanks!

  11. This is something my children would love to do!

  12. upliftingfam says:

    I have always wanted to do a wine tasting so that I could sample several different kinds of wine.

  13. Dov Shapira says:

    I’d love to go back to Napa Valley, watta beautiful place

  14. Brooke says:

    I love it there. My sister lives there and will bookmark this post for when I go back

  15. Jim Striegel says:

    It is a very beautiful place with much to offer. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Vene' says:

    I have never been to a wine tasting event. Many of my friends have..and it’s sad because I like here in Virginia..something to put on my bucket list 🙂

  17. Dana says:

    I have always wanted to go wine tasting!

  18. I have always wanted to go wine tasting! I would love to go to Napa Valley one day.


  20. Wow, this looks like SO much fun. And what a beautiful place.

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