With CellarPass, even the most discerning palates can enjoy fun-filled tastings at wineries from South Napa all the way up through historic Calistoga.
If you’ve been to wine country before you already know that planning a tasting extravaganza can be a hair-pulling experience. With so many wineries (read: over 400) and such little time, where do you even begin? Well, we have great news for you! The burden of organizing a magical wine-fueled weekend has been taken off your plate and handled by our friends at CellarPass with the CellarPass 2019 Passport to Napa Valley Wine Country.
Now let’s talk money. A fabulous wine trip is not cheap. The average cost of wine tasting today ranges from around $35 a person up to a whopping $125 per person. CellarPass not only takes the guesswork out of booking your Napa Valley trip, but does so at a very reasonable price. For just $129 individually or $198 for a 2-pack, the CellarPass 2019 Passport to Napa Valley Wine Country grants you access to complimentary wine tastings at more than 30 iconic Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms hand-selected by the CellarPass team. You read that right … for the last 10 years, the wine country travel experts at CellarPass have done the dirty work for you. They’ve spent countless hours researching and secret shopping wineries to curate the perfect Napa Valley getaway for you (best job ever!). After culling through thousands of winery and experience options, CellarPass hand-selected these wineries based on the quality of the wines and their commitment to providing world-class hospitality.
With CellarPass, even the most discerning palates can enjoy fun-filled tastings at wineries from South Napa all the way up through historic Calistoga. From cozy tasting rooms perfect for rainy days to sunny patios and awe-inspiring views to soak in while you are sipping and swirling, this passport has it all. Get the chance to taste and tour several of the wine industry’s early early pioneers like Robert Mondavi Winery, Beaulieu Vineyard, Nichelini Family Winery and Beringer Vineyards, CellarPass also includes other winemaking stars such as Eleven Eleven Wines, Trefethen Family Vineyards and Monticello Vineyards. For those that are serious wine collectors, you will be pleased the passport includes tastings at legendary Cabernet producers like Provenance Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, Charles Krug Winery, Conn Creek Winery and Raymond Vineyards.
For those that want to start off a little more slowly, grab breakfast at the ABC Bakery in downtown Napa, then stroll over Acumen Wine and Cornerstone Cellars Downtown Napa. In the afternoon, pick up a picnic lunch at Oakville Grocery before heading east to the Silverado Trail, which will take you off the beaten path and enjoy a tasting high above Napa Valley at Bravante Vineyards situated on Howell Mountain. Burgess Cellars, located just minutes from Bravante, will provide the perfect way to wrap up your Napa Valley tour by pairing its iconic Cabernets with sweeping views of the valley 1400 feet below. Or return to the Silverado Trail and head north to pass through historic Calistoga on your way to Bennet Lane Winery, providing you a variety of scenic vistas along the way.
The best news? The passport pays for itself over a single weekend, as participating wineries offer a complimentary tasting to passport holders, costing you less than $5 per tasting. You can continue to visit the other participating tasting rooms with your passport through June 30, 2019, giving you plenty of reasons to return to Napa Valley. With the flexibility and sheer number of options CellarPass provides, even Napa newbies will look like seasoned Oenophiles come summertime.
Skip the complicated itinerary of tasting room visits and purchase the CellarPass 2019 Napa Valley Tasting Passport online*. Shipping takes 3 to 5 business days and activation online is as easy as a few clicks. You can also purchase passports at the Visit Napa Valley Welcome Center at 600 Main Street in downtown Napa, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To see the full list of participating wineries and tasting rooms or to purchase your passport online, visit https://www.cellarpass.com/napa-passport