Tasting California's most famous wines on a beer budget may be easier than you think—you just need to be a little flexible. First, avoid that four-letter word: Napa. You can taste there all you want, but real estate is expensive in that stretch of California—and the room prices reflect it. If you look elsewhere, like Calistoga, you'll find many choices in reasonable price ranges. Also, don't be afraid to stay in unexplored territory. Heard of Los Alamos? What about Philo? Let us get you acquainted with our list of 15 affordable properties.
by Christine Ciarmello