California: Watch out for wine tasting fees

In the past few years, tasting fees in California’s Wine Country have skyrocketed. Most Napa wineries charge $10 to $20 to taste four or so wines, though $30 or even $40 fees aren’t unheard of. Sonoma wineries are often a bit cheaper, in the $5 to $15 range, and you still find the occasional freebie.