Napa Valley is a renowned destination and charges accordingly. I mean, it's not like Disneyland is cheap either. As the economy has been improving over the last several years and visitation is up so are prices in both Napa and Sonoma.
In Napa a "regular" tasting at the typical winery on the valley floor averages $25 for four or five wines. Many of these wineries will have higher-end tastings -- maybe they're seated, maybe it's more expensive wines -- that cost $40 and up. A number or tasting rooms throughout the valley charge $50-$100 as their only tasting option -- most of these will require appointments. Many, unfortunately, do not refund your fee if you purchase wine. Let's say you and one other stop by four wineries in the valley one day. You're going to average at least $50 in tasting fees per stop for a grand total of $200 just to taste. Three days of tasting and you're talking real money! Don't forget to budget for this.
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You can find 2-for-1 tasting coupons for wine tasting. These are often shared among wineries so when you are at your first stop check to see if they have coupons for other tasting rooms.