The state of New York has award-winning wineries, breweries, and cideries in every corner of the state, many of which welcome well-behaved pets. New York’s rich family offerings – family-friendly wineries and breweries make it easy for everyone to have fun together whether you’re drinking, dining or shopping.
Most attractions are limited in capacity and require advance booking, so plan before you go. For more information, see our travel advisories here and the New York Department of Transportation’s travel advisories here.
Finger Lakes, New York State, is home to numerous family-owned wineries. Plan a visit to Pindar Vineyards, rated by Wine Enthusiast as one of the top family-friendly and breweries wineries in New Jersey and the second most popular in North America.
The covered courtyard in front of the tasting room is perfect for an afternoon picnic, and the vineyard’s large open-air tasting rooms are open to the public for outdoor events.
The extensive lawn provides a safe place for children, while adults enjoy the fruity beers and ales that underline the harvest season and really enjoy the STRONG IPA brewed at this family-friendly brewery, popular with locals and visitors alike. Children can sip on locally brewed caffeine – free iced tea – and enjoy chicken fingers.
Adults can sample award-winning Merlot and Cabernet in the rustic wine barn, and live music rounds off the weekend experience. With an 8-acre barn and landscape, this fun is all fun – and the sunset is especially spectacular.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Peconic
The farm playground offers a variety of activities for children, such as pumpkin carving, apple picking and autumn pastries, as well as an outdoor playground.
Millbrook’s 5-star tastings were featured on the Bravo TV show, and Serhant’s is one of New York City’s most popular wineries and a favorite destination for wine lovers.
Take a walk along the vineyard path, enjoy breathtaking views of the Shawangunks and enjoy the autumn foliage with local food trucks serving freshly baked pizzas and grilled specialities. The Musterei und Brauerei produces hard cider beer, which is made from the farm’s own ingredients, as well as beer and must. The ideal day trip to visit the world – top-class brewery, cider factory, wine tasting room and winery in the heart of the city.
The super-friendly winery acts like a rustic restaurant where chefs prepare authentic wood-fired pizzas at weekends. Adults can enjoy beer and cider by the glass, but children enjoy cooking in the beer garden at weekends. You can pick berries, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees with your family depending on the season.
Parents can taste unique wines while children play on the extensive sunbathing area and you can even see future winemakers and owners with small children putting their hands in the wines.
Parents can taste delicious craft drinks while children romp in the sun – kissed vineyards and rolling hills. The grounds are beautiful, the hosts are friendly and the wineries offer unique accommodation. Vineyard – ancillary rooms often serve as farm – to – table restaurants, and vineyard huts are hosts for weddings and other special events.
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