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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Sonoma Money-Saving Tips

Seasonal Value

April and November boast fewer tourists but occasional warm weather, which make this an ideal time for visiting. Hotel rates begin rising but deals can be found.

Factor in a Festival

To sample the full spectrum of Sonoma’s epicurean delights, schedule a trip during one of the county’s bevy of festivals. The Taste of Sonoma in particular, held each Labor Day weekend, brings together more than 200 wineries and chefs from throughout the region’s 13 appellations.

Carry Your Own Cabernet

In Sonoma, even some restaurants with formidable wine lists allow diners to bring in their own vino selections, typically for a corkage fee of up to $25 a bottle. Just be sure to contact the location beforehand, as it’s taboo to bring in a label that the eatery also sells.

Wine Tasting by Limo

Don’t want to risk getting a DUI on your wine tasting tour? Sit back and let Appellation Tours chauffer you in your own limo.

Avoid Saturdays

The most crowded day of the week for wine tastings is Saturday. Try to plan your visit for a series of weekdays.

Don't Be Afraid

Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know one grape varietal from the next. The staff at Sonoma’s vineyards are more than happy to educate and help.

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