POSTED ON March 24, 2017 | IN Napa Valley | BY Joe Becerra
Beringer Brothers

A basic walk-in tasting at Beringer Wines is $25 per person

What it will cost you to taste wine in the Napa Valley in 2017

In short, prepare for tasting fee sticker shock. This is our fourth year of tracking tasting room fees in the Napa Valley. We base it on the same wineries each year and an entry level tasting. Most wineries have multiple options for tasting wines. For this index we stick to the basic fee one pays to pop into a tasting room without a reservation.  All of these tasting rooms are along Highway 29 and are visible from the road.  This is an entirely unscientific collection of data, but it does give visitors an idea of the cost of tasting wine in the Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Tasting Room Index 2017

These wine tasting fees represent the entry level wine tasting.

  • Alpha Omega – $50 for two reds and two whites
  • Beaulieu Vineyards –  $25 for four wines
  • Beringer Wines – $25
  • Grgich Hills – $25 for five wines
  • Louis Martini – $25 for four red wines
  • Peju Province – $35
  • Provenance –  $25 for four red wines
  • Pestoni Family Estate -$20
  • Sequoia Grove – $20
  • Whitehall Lane – $25 for four wines

The Napa Valley Tasting Room Index for 2017 is an average of $27.50, as compared to $23 for 2016. The latest inflation rate for the United States is 1.3% for  2016. Our Napa Valley Tasting Room Index rose 19.5% this past year, well above our national inflation rate.  If you are planning a Napa Valley wine country getaway you can figure what you need to budget for tasting rooms based on the average amount of $27.50 for a basic tasting.

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