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Don’t Leave Home Without It!

What happened to the days when you could go wine tasting for the day for under $100?

I remember 10-15 years ago, going to Temecula, Paso Robles, and even some wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma, where I could visit a small to moderate-size winery, and get out for $10-$15 per person. And believe it or not, there were some wineries that didn’t charge for wine tasting at all!  Oh the Good ‘Ol Days.

Now to be fair to the wineries, expenses do rise over time, which is probably the main reason why tasting costs have gone up so much.

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Mark waiting to enter the Opus One Tasting Room.

Not only that, many wineries, as well as the wine industry, are both gaining in popularity.  Wineries such as Opus One (yes, that’s me on the left unknowingly waiting to spend $35 for (1) 2-ounce pour of wine), Screaming Eagle, and Araujo Estate Wines command top-dollar for experiencing their wines.

That’s all great, but what about those of us who are wine lovers but can’t afford to spend $200+ on a bottle of wine, and don’t want to spend $35 for a two-ounce pour of wine?

Luckily for us, we have an advocate watching out for us!

Thanks to the hard work of Jamie Cegelski-Gaebe, Founder of the Priority Wine Pass, we can enjoy wine at a reasonable price.

Jamie has done the leg work so much so that she has visited over 600 wineries over the past few years, to bring us fantastic deals on wine.

But she didn’t stop there.  In addition to discounts on wine tasting and wine purchases, she has entered into agreements with hotels and transportation companies to help bring the complete wine experience to us at a reasonable cost.

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Wine Cave at Oak Mountain Winery

Let me give you an example of the savings. Assume you want to spend a weekday of wine tasting in the Temecula Wine Country.  On an average day of wine tasting, a couple may visit 4 wineries if you started tasting at the standard time wineries open which is 10 AM.  The (4) wineries you would visit in Temecula are Lorimar Vineyards & Winery, Falkner Winery, Wiens Family Cellars, and Oak Mountain Winery.  The price for wine tasting for an individual after visiting all 4 wineries would be $65.  If you go as a couple, the cost for wine tasting would be $130.

If you were fortunate enough to have purchased a Priority Wine Pass at the cost of $60 per person, the cost of the card would have already been paid for!  And better yet, if you happened to like the wine so much at Oak Mountain Winery that you wanted to be a few bottles to take home, you would also have received a 10% discount on each bottle.  Wow, that’s not too shabby!

And as mentioned earlier, in many wine regions, Jamie has also cut deals with local hotels and transportation companies that will save you even more money.  So it’s clear that the Priority Wine Pass can pay for itself in just one visit, even if you don’t stay at a hotel or use a local transportation company.

And if that weren’t enough, since Jamie has already found discounts on hotels and resorts as mentioned above, if you wanted to spend a night or a few nights at your favorite wine country region, she can put together a tailored itinerary for you with recommended wineries as well as put you in touch with a travel company Jamie partners with to provide an unforgettable wine country experience.  If that’s not enough to sell you on the value received with purchasing the Priority Wine Pass, then I don’t know what will!

Oh wait, there’s one last thing.  If you enter the coupon code “World” at checkout, the cost of the pass will be reduced to $40 per person.

So when you’re ready to purchase and take advantage of the incredible discounts at your favorite wine country location, go to the Priority Wine Pass website, enter your information, and be sure to enter the coupon code “World” at checkout.

And CHEERS to you and your value-rich wine country experience with the Priority Wine Pass!

 

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