Four Reasons to Go Wine Tasting with Kids


Cycling to wineries is a fun day out for parents and kids. Cycling means you get to visit less wineries but it’s a great active day even with little kids.

Many wineries are beautiful buildings with sizable art installations but the art is typically outdoors providing ample opportunities for goofy kid-art-posing.

Although you may not like to think of it when you raise a glass of your favorite wine, viticulture is a science. Most winery tours do not include the laboratory which is a pity because this one was a real crowd-pleaser.

If you bring your kids to enough wineries, they may, at the grand old age of 14, be ready to give a little speech on why old vines are better than young ones.

Wine-Making At Dunham Cellars from wandermom on Vimeo.

Or this kid-view of the wine-pressing (warning, this is an unedited kid video).

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This post was inspired by my recent stay at the Westin Verasa, provided by Starwood Hotels as part of the Starwood Hotels LoveYourFamily package.

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About wandermom

". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

One thought on “Four Reasons to Go Wine Tasting with Kids

  1. KinderJet

    We take our kids to wineries all the time. Some are more kid-friendly than others, but it is always an interesting experience. My favourite was when our 10 year olds listened intently to the ramblings of an eccentric wine maker in a run-down winery in Tarpon Spring, FLA.

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