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Tips on Tipping while Tasting in Wine Country
I am often asked by my guests if they should tip the winery host when they do a wine tasting. The answer is no longer a simple “no” like it was when I first started in this industry back in the 90’s.

My first tasting room job was at Franciscan Winery in 1998. My hourly wage was about $10 per hour. I made no commission on sales but I did receive bonuses on wine club sign ups. Tasting fees were $5 for the regular tasting and $10 for the reserve. The Mt. Veeder Reserve was about $50 per bottle and Quintessa, which was a part of the Franciscan Family at that time, was about $95 per bottle. The official policy at that time was NO TIPS ACCEPTED. We were told to discourage and refuse tips unless it became more awkward to refuse it than it was to just take it.

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Who's going to Bottle Rock?  We offer special designated driver services so you can avoid the craziness of trying to find parking in our small little town. 
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Had a great research day in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa visiting Blanchard Family Winery, Sanglier, and Siduri.  
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