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Top 10 Picks

Top 10 Free Wine Tastings

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It’s a nice feeling to be welcomed in for a complimentary taste to savor a winery’s best. Like fine art or local artists is for art lovers so is wine and the family winemakers for wine lovers. When we find one that resonates with our soul, it is hard not spend the money anyway. Here are some wineries who offer an open door and a free taste: 


1. Calistoga, Napa Valley:

August Briggs Wines, 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
Phone: 707.942.4912
August Briggs Winery may be Napa Valley's new kid on the block, but owner-winemaker Joe Briggs has been around! After nearly ten vintages of roaming, Joe and his wines now have a permanent home in Calistoga; Focus in Artisan Cabernets, Syrah and Chardonnays
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2. Santa Cruz Mountains:

Bargetto Winery, 3535 North Main Street, Soquel, CA 95073, Phone: 800.4-BARGETTO
Bargetto Winery represents the oldest continuous-operation winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, producing handcrafted, award-winning wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. It is situated on the banks of Soquel Creek in California. Specialize in Estate Grown and Italian red varietals. 
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3. Salinas Valley, Monterey:

Paraiso Vineyards, 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad, CA 93960, Phone: 831.678.0300
Paraiso Vineyards Tasting Room is perched high on the Santa Lucia Bench, above the Salinas River Valley of Monterey County; Focus on Pinot Noirs, Syrah and great white varietals like dry Riesling.
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4. Healdsburg, Sonoma County:

Simi Winery, 16275 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448, Phone: 800.746.4880
Simi is proud to have a hospitality center on the site where their original tasting room once stood. The Simi Winery Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for wine tasting and winery tours. Specialize in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernets.
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5. Willamette Valley, Oregon:

Van Duzer Vineyards, 11975 Smithfield Road, Dallas, OR 97338, Phone: 800.884.1927
Located on a hillside in Oregon's Willamette Valley, these vineyards benefit uniquely from the blessings of the gentle west wind which blows through the Van Duzer Corridor to the interior Willamette Valley. Specializes in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
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