Wine tasting is decidedly a very adult activity to partake in, but all the kid friendly wineries we have on this list understand that families enjoy traveling together through Wine Country and will happily accommodate children of all ages. These kid friendly wineries create spaces and activities to entertain the children while the adults participate in the wine tastings at the wineries. Some activities for the kids may include, grape juice or “wine” tastings, petting zoos, and outdoor sports. Our SACHI Wine Purse and Tote are a great accessory for your trip.
Editor’s Note: However, policies do change so contact your winery of choice before visiting to confirm their policies regarding children.
Kid Friendly Wineries in the US
1. King Family Vineyards
Location: Crozet, Virginia
Phone Number: (434) 823-7800
The first stop on our list is The King Family Vineyards, when you visit this vineyard be sure to bring your camera. This entry on our collection of kid friendly wineries is set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains creating the perfect opportunity for those family photos.
The owner of the Winery David King is a huge polo fan, so he decided to convert part of the land into a polo field, where competitive matches are held. This means there’s plenty of space for the kids to run around and play.
2. Harbes Family Farm
Location: Mattituck, New York
Phone Number: (631) 482-7641
Our next stop on the list is Harbes Family Farm, and if your family likes fall festivals you’re in luck! Harbes Family farm feels like an all-year-long fall festival, with plenty of activities for the kids and adults alike.
Much of the property is dedicated to the Barnyard Adventure, a farmhouse-style play area. For the kids, there is a petting zoo, bounce houses, musical hayrides, and even a singing chicken show.
For the older kids and young teens, there is a hedge maze that promises to be challenging. Of course for the adults, what would visiting a vineyard be without a wine tasting. The steel fermented chardonnay wines are award-winning and come highly recommended.
3. Castello di Amorosa
Location: Calistoga, California
Phone Number: (707) 967-6272
This next winery on our list of kid friendly wineries is considered by many as a family favorite, our next stop is none other than Castello di Amorosa. Before we dive into the details of this kid friendly winery, plan on dedicating an entire afternoon when visiting Castello di Amorosa’s 121,000 square foot castle. This winery was built to resemble an authentic 13th-century Tuscan castle and has internal features to go with it.
You can opt for a guided tour where you can cross a drawbridge over the moat, visit secret passageways and torture chambers ( don’t worry, it’s not too scary for the kids ). To finish off your tour, visit the dungeon ( the tasting room ) where the kids can sip on grape juice and play with the wineries cats, while the parents taste the exquisite wine.
4 Hilmy Cellars
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Phone Number: (830) 644-2482
Our next stop on the kid friendly wineries to visit in the us list takes us to the Texas Hill Country. Parents from San Antonio promise that this is a favorite destination amongst the locals.
Hilmy Farms is in fact a real working farm where the animal’s tough job is “vineyard management”, the kids can chase and play with the guinea fowl, goats, and the owners two beautiful Great Pyrenees. The wine tasting room is a bit small so the kids won’t be allowed in, so plan on keeping an eye on the children from the wine tasting patio.
5. Stoller Family Estate
Location: Dayton, Oregon
Phone Number: (503) 864-3404
Our last kid friendly wineries to visit in the us takes us to the Stoller Family Estate located in the Mt. Hood Valley. This is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a quiet family picnic in wine country.
You and the family can pack a lunch and pick up a bottle of wine in the tasting room, the Stoller Family is known for their earthy pinot noirs. When you’re to head out for lunch, spread your picnic blanket on the grassy field under the trees and enjoy the scenery of the estate. You can easily watch the kids whether they’re swinging on the old-fashioned tire swing or playing on the frisbee golf course.
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