Imagine yourself relaxed, sipping wine and enjoying a peaceful afternoon at a vineyard––with your little ones in tow! No, you’re not dreaming. We’ve discovered 6 local wineries that feature kid-friendly perks to keep your entire bunch entertained. From live music and bonfire nights to playgrounds and bocce courts, scroll through our slideshow to see where to raise a glass to wineries that make a visit to the vineyard a family affair.
Longshadow Ranch Winery
Longshadow Ranch Winery in Temecula tops our list for its extensive list of family-friendly offerings. Animal loving kids get to meet the resident dog, talk to the beautiful horses and even feed a few goats while their parents discuss the spicy notes of their favorite wine pick. Visit on Saturday nights between April and October for a real treat — Longshadow Ranch's Bonfire Saturday Nights, an event for all ages where their wine is just one pleasant element of an evening filled with family fun. Choose to share a picnic table or chill out on your own picnic blanket. You can bring food from home or enjoy the winery's catered dinner food. Have a beer connoisseur in your group? Craft beers are also available for purchase. Live music plays from 6-10 p.m. so kiddos and adults can show off their best moves. While parents relax with a glass of wine and great entertainment, children can get their face painted, have a snow cone, whiz down the slide on the playground and even ride a (slow) mechanical bull. With all of these perks, this winery might just become your small sidekick's favorite place to go.
Insider Tips: Outside beverages and coolers are prohibited. Call in advance for table reservations to secure a spot.
39847 Calle Contento
Temecula, Ca 92591
Photo: Amber via Yelp.com
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––Aimee Della Bitta