Wine tasting and kids? Sonoma County proves it works with its many kid-friendly wineries! While parents are sipping on wine, the kids could have fun drinking grape juice in the vineyard, swimming in a pool, or jumping on a bouncy castle. Are you planning a family wine-country trip to Sonoma? Here are our top 10 family-friendly wineries to try out. 

Francis Ford Coppola WineryFrancis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis Ford Coppola has a kid pool, a movie memorabilia exhibit, a bocce ball courts, giant chess, board games, a teepee with a kid’s library, and so many more. It’s one of the most popular family-friendly wineries in Sonoma, so be on the lookout around March when reservations open. The movie memorabilia section has props from movies like The Godfather, The Outsiders, and Dracula.

There are also 2 tasting areas, luxurious cabanas you can rent in advance, a rustic restaurant, and a parent poolside. While you’re sipping wine or splashing at the poolside, your kids can have fun with the fancy car that spins or marvel at the big boats at the museum. Located at 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441.

Larson Family WineryLarson Family Winery

With the word “family” in their name, you already know it’s a kid-friendly winery! In the 1970s, The Larson family turned their farmhouse into a kid-friendly winery, so expect to see spaces and games created to entertain kids. There are games and facilities like a corn hole, horseshoes, bocce courts, balls, wagons, and a petting zoo with friendly animals.

The winery has a relaxing cowboy-style setting with stunning views of the vineyards and a delicious collection of estate wines. There are also food options and a lawn area where you can enjoy a picnic with the family. We recommend making reservations, especially if you’re coming on a weekend. Oh, and you can bring your pets too, they are super pet-friendly! Located at 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476. 

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Buena Vista Winerybuena vista winery hedge maze

Buena Vista Winery is the oldest commercial winery in California, and it welcomes families with kids. There is a picnic area and a hedge maze where kids can have fun while the adults sip wine at the bar. The winery also offers tours led by actors who will take you through the underground wine caves and wine museum in their period costumes. The winery has a lot of history on display, making it an excellent place for educational experiences, including the history of Buena Vista. Located at 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476.

Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantileabbot’s passage winery & mercantile shuffleboard

Welcome to Abbot’s Passage Winery, a community-oriented winery with six generations of history and 80-year-old vines. If you are with kids, you should reserve the private shuffleboard court where little ones can have fun while you savor modern Rhône-style wines. This winery also offers a communal vibe; you can sit at the Field Tables to enjoy delicious food pairings with a tasting flight, or sit under one of the Olive Grove trees while you watch the kids run around or play giant Jenga. Abbot’s Passage also has a store with mercantile where you can get souvenirs ranging from jewelry to glassware and home decor. Located at 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442.

Landmark VineyardsLandmark Vineyards

Children are welcome at Landmark Vineyards as long as an adult closely supervises them. Landmark Vineyards has two tasting rooms, and the one in Sonoma Valley is the Kenwood Estate Tasting Room. While parents enjoy a glass of Chardonnays, kids can enjoy a game of bocce ball or play in the large courtyard. One of the things that make Landmark Vineyards special is the spectacular views of the mountains and open waters. Landmark also offers complementary seasonal horse-drawn carriage tours every Saturday from May to October. This tour provides some lessons on winemaking and wine history in Sonoma. Located at 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452.

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Château St Jean – Historic Sonama Winery & VineyardChâteau St Jean

You and your kids will love this European-style winery with its lush gardens, delicious foods, and outstanding reserve wines. Kids will enjoy a guided tour of the area, a game of bocce ball, and puzzle solving at Unlock the Chateau Escape Room. Chateau St Jean also has beautiful vineyard views, a mountain backdrop, and a collection of Cinq Cepage. For some educational experience, visit the Visitor’s Center, where you will find staff happy to provide private informative tours. Located at 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452. 

Imagery Estate Winery

As the name suggests, Imagery Estate Winery focuses on Arts and Wine; the wine bottles are designed with art commissioned for the winery. While the wine is reserved for adults, the kids can explore kid-friendly games like the bocce court, cornhole and giant Jenga.

One of the best things about Imagery Estate Winery is that you can bring the food outside, so make plans to enjoy a picnic with your family! You can make table reservations for groups of up to 8. If you don’t want to bring food, there is delicious food to die for at the winery, including wood-fired pizza! This beautiful establishment is kid-friendly, but an adult must also accompany children at all times. 

Cline Family CellarsCline Family Cellars

Cline Family Cellars sits on a picturesque hill that overlooks stunning views of San Pablo Bay. This winery has a garden with spacious cabanas that can have up to 8 people. Kids will love the ponds, the sip-and-stroll tour (free for children under 10) and the farm animals, which include donkeys, turtles, and fish. Guided tours are available to learn about the history of the winery, and there is an onsite museum, the California Missions Museum, with displays of the 21 California missions. You can also bring snacks and food for a picnic with your family. 

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Benziger Family WineryBenziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery is one of the best kid-friendly and sustainable wineries in Sonoma. This winery offers hourly tours, including the 45-minute Biodynamic Vineyard Tram tours in an open-air tram pulled by a tractor. Kids will really love this vineyard tour and learn about the principles of agriculture and the benefits of sustainable farming.

You can also check out the wine caves and enjoy a picnic time with the kids on the vineyard grounds while sipping one of the organic Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir. Kids are only allowed in the tasting room section of the winery. 

Conclusion 

These 9 kid-friendly wineries in Sonoma are great locations to bring your kids on your wine-tasting trip. From guided tours to delicious wines and outdoor games, these kid-friendly wineries cater to the entire family. We recommend calling the winery in advance to make reservations and bring some games along to keep kids entertained. 

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