Passport to Great Pours

Prepare to sip, savor and save with these five regional wine rewards programs.



Whether you’re a visitor to the area or a native, several under-the-radar regions not only serve up tasty wine, many provide steep discounts, gifts and even free trips if you give their local libations a try. Here are a few of our favorite offers.

Missouri

The free Missouri Wines mobile app serves as a guidebook to the state’s wineries and allows you to scan a vineyard’s Quick Response (QR) code, which records your visit and automatically qualifies you for prizes and discounts.

Must-visit vineyard: Westphalia Vineyards

Texas

The Texas Wine Traveller app is a comprehensive guide to all things wine in the Lone Star State (it boasts nearly 200 wineries). It keeps you abreast of upcoming events, all the various incentives and is home to its popular passport program that has included major discounts on Texas vino.

Must-visit vineyard: Messina Hof Winery

Vermont

Win a free weekend getaway to one of several Vermont bed-and-breakfasts if your passport book is stamped at 10 of the 17 participating wineries. Other prizes include cases of Vermont wine and gift baskets.

Must-visit vineyard: Boyden Valley Winery

New Mexico

New Mexico’s Wine Passport program rewards you with a prize for every eighth stamp in your book. The swag includes wine coupons, magazine subscriptions and a host of high-end wine accoutrements. Collect 47 stamps and earn a free wine-tasting weekend getaway in the Land of Enchantment.

Must-visit vineyard: Gruet Winery

Connecticut

Head to Spain by way of the Constitution State. Visit 16 wineries along the Connecticut Wine Trail (there are 24 in the program), and you’re entered to win one of two trips to Spanish wine country.

Must-visit vineyard: Jonathan Edwards Winery

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