‘Tis (always) the season for wine tasting in California. Check out these Travelzoo deals to sip and savor local wines.
Napa is arguably the state’s most famous wine region. Check in at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa – a $99 deal includes tastings for two at four local wineries and additional tastings in the lobby. Or visit the Westin Verasa for a deal that adds in breakfast, sparkling wine and homemade trufflesfor $219 and up.
Head over to Sonoma, known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and full-bodied Chardonnay, to tuck away at the Best Western Plus Sonoma ValleyInn. Get three wine tasting passes for 2 -- and a massage! -- for $119 per night.
Tour the award-winning McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore (just east of San Francisco) for $39 including tastings for 2 and a bottle of wine.
Make a day trip to the Santa Ynez Valley, 35 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Spend a half day sipping sparkling wine in a chauffeured limo with a tour that also features lunch and tastings at three local wineries for $69 per person.
Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, South Coast Winery offers a one-night stay in a private villa with fireplace, jetted tub and patio. The package also includes a private, one-hour wine and cheese pairing, bottle of wine, mimosa breakfast and vouchers for additional tastings for $199, a value of $459.