No Whining in Wine Country

You want to visit the vineyards, but you can’t find a sitter, or you don’t want to bore your teenagers. Here are a few wineries that keep the whole family entertained

  1. Malibu Wine Safari

32111 Mulholland Highway, Malibu CA 90265

Take a walk on the wild side at Malibu Wine Safari. Zebras and Zinfandels make an unlikely pairing, but you don’t want to miss it just 30 minutes from Los Angeles.  It includes two wine tastings where you can try 6 local wines. children ages 7 and up and above 48” are allowed on the Family Explorer Safari. You can expect to see American Bison, Zebra, Llamas, Alpacas, and a Scottish Highland Cow. There is also Stanley the Giraffe, who you can meet by booking a giraffe tour

  1. Long shadow Ranch Winery

39847 Calle Contento,Temecula CA 92591

Fine wines such as  cinsault, syrah, and verdot, can be found at this family- friendly winery. This winery includes a barn full of horses, goats, llamas that you can feed. There’s a small playground with a slide and rock-climbing wall for kids as well as events. On certain weekends the winery includes family bonfires, mechanical bull-rides, face painting, and barbecues. Their team of Belgian Draft horses will even guide your carriage through the vineyards.

3.Zaca Mesa Winery

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd,Los Olivos, CA 93441

Zaca Mesa Winery was the first winery to plant Syrah in Santa Barbara County. This winery features an extensive wine list that includes Viognier, Roussanne, other Rhône varieties. Spend the day with a giant sized chessboard with life- sized pieces. This Santa Barbara Winery includes onsite grills and picnic tables perfect for summer fun

  1. Potomac Point Winery

275 Decatur Road Stafford,VA 22554.

Has a “Lil Buds Room”. Parents can enjoy wines in the tasting room, while their toddlers are nearby in the lil buds room that includes books, toys, and beanbags.  The whole family can enjoy brunch available on Sundays (on a first-come-first serve basis)

  1. Castoro Cellars

1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton CA 93465

This winery is unique in so many ways. It is solar-powered and includes an 18-hole disc golf course.  This vineyard has 16 varietals and a fresh grape wine cooler for guests under 21. There are events each month including brunch, music festivals, and more.

  1. Barrel Oak Winery

3623 Grove Lane,Delaplane, Virginia 20144

Kids and even your four-legged member of the family are welcomed at this Virginia Winery so no one will feel left out. Every weekend there is a new event for the family to enjoy, from game nights to BBQs and live music. This winery includes 12 varietals including Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

  1. Stroller Family Estate

16161 NE McDougall Rd, Dayton, OR 97114

Your family can spend the day or the whole weekend at Stroller Family Estate. There are three houses on the property that can be booked, and the winery includes a golf course, a tire swing, and picnic tables.

  1. Baiting Hollow Vineyards

2114 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933

This Eastern Long Island Winery Kids will enjoy the horse rescue tour. Families can meet former racehorses and Arabian horses. A selection of wines that are purchased, help fund rescue efforts.

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