2019 Napa Valley Wine Tasting Index
We started the Napa Valley Wine Tasting Index Fee in 2014. Back in 2014, the average tasting fee on our Index was $18.50. Today it is $30.50. We are using ten wineries along Highway 29. These wineries allow drop-in
This year we were quite surprised to find the smallest increase on a year-to- year basis since we started tracking tasting fees. $30.50 vs $29 from a year ago. Perhaps the wineries are in the mindset that the fees for the
Most of the Napa Valley wineries have discovered it is much more profitable to have elaborate wine tastings, accompanied by foods to the match the wines. Indeed, one restaurateur who recently closed his restaurant citied wineries offering food for the decline in his restaurant’s patronage.
Elaborate tastings combining foods, tours, and barrel tasting can easily be over the $100 range. These require reservations.
Wineries and the Basic Tasting Fee
Tasting fees will change periodically throughout the year. Always check the winery’s website for the latest information on tastings and fees.
- Alpha Omega – $50
- Beaulieu Vineyards – $30
- Beringer Wines – $25
- Grgich Hills – $25
- Louis Martini – $25
- Peju Province – $40
- Provenance – $30
- Pestoni Family Estate – $25
- Sequoia Grove – $30
- Whitehall Lane – $25