Many travelers to California decide against a wine-tasting experience because of how expensive some of these experiences can be — but that doesn’t mean all California wine-tasting rooms are expensive. From Napa Valley to the Central Coast to Los Angeles, here are beautiful vineyards and wine-tasting opportunities without the heavy price tag.
Situated in Sonoma County, this vineyard offers a variety of options for a range of budgets. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay tastings start at just $15. Sip on wine on the vineyard’s newly expanded patio. Guests can also bring their furry friends along to this dog-friendly vineyard, which also offers a vineyard adventures walk, where guests can enjoy a self-guided walk with a map to see different aspects of the vineyard and learn about its history.
Located an hour from Monterey, Hahn Family Wines brings quality wines to guests, creating delicate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, as well as delicious Cabernet Sauvignon for its Smith & Hook label. Enjoy a tasting of five wines for $20 or, for $45, embark on a 1.5-hour library tasting. Visitors short on time can opt for a trip to Carmel Plaza tasting room for just $20.
This Napa Valley-based winery provides great wines at reasonable prices. Experience the winery’s tasting room on the Silverado Trail, in which bright and light interiors accompany the different wines.
Operating a winery and tasting room in downtown Los Angeles since 1917, San Antonio Winery welcomes guests to enjoy four generations of wine with a winery tour and tasting flights, ranging $40–70.
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Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.