That's where Wine Wherever, one of our new favorite iPhone apps, comes in. Wine Wherever is like carrying a digital recording device on your tour of the tasting rooms, allowing you to document where you go and what you taste, as well as take pictures and store notes about the what you like.
The app is broken up by region - nine major wine areas in California are represented including the South Coast, Santa Barbara County, the Central Valley and all major northern regions, as well as versions for Washington, Oregon, Texas and New York. It maps the major vineyards and tasting rooms around you and provides Google-mapped directions on how to get there.
More useful is the coupons section, which provides digital discounts at vineyards and tasting rooms in the area, at least in theory. Wineries proved difficult to sign before the app took off, so coupons are not yet available, but per the app owners, Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, they have recently become more interested. Discounts via app should be available soon.
Wine Wherever can be purchased for either $1.99 or $2.99, depending on the region, on your iPhone.