Family-Friendly Wineries in Temecula

When you think of wineries, kid-friendly doesn’t often pop into your mind.  But I’m here to tell you that there are many family-friendly options in Temecula! This was Milana’s second trip to Temecula and we visited different wineries than on our last trip. Some were better than others, with playgrounds and farm animals for the kids to see.  Our favorite time of year to visit is September, when it’s not as crowded as the summer months and you can see grapes growing, which makes the landscape that much more beautiful. Here is a list, in no particular order, of some family-friendly options.

Longshadow Ranch Winery

This was one of the first wineries we visited.  The grounds here are beautiful and the tasting room is large and can accommodate strollers from what we saw. Keep in mind, that if you are tasting, kids cannot be right by the bar area.  We opted to sit at a table and do our tasting that way so that Milana can be near us.

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Longshadow also has a small play structure and an area with picnic tables where you can bring your own lunch. There are also farm animals to see. The goats were super friendly, but I can’t say the same about the llama!

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Falkner Winery

Less than a half mile down the road is Falkner Winery. We came here next because they have a restaurant and we wanted to have lunch.  The restaurant is separate from the winery and the food here is delicious! They don’t have a kids menu, but there are lots of great options for kids on the regular menu. Milana is obsessed with cheese, so she ordered a cheese plate.

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The grounds here are beautiful, and this winery is known for weddings and we saw lots of couples getting tours while we had lunch.

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Peltzer Winery

Another one that’s within a half mile of the above two is Peltzer.  This one is super family friendly, in the fall they have a pumpkin patch for families to enjoy.

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The tasting room is massive here and both dog and kid friendly.  They also have a bunch of friendly winery dogs roaming around, which Milana loved! We saw lots of families here.

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Wilson Creek Winery

This was our favorite winery by far!  You’re not going to get more family friendly than this.  The grounds are massive and they have a playground on site.  On weekends, there’s live music and you can buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the scenery while your kids play on the playground.  They do not, however, allow strollers in the tasting room so that’s something to keep in mind!

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They had my favorite, Moscato, which isn’t easy to find, so we got a bottle to share.

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As you can see, the grounds are sprawling and the playground is a popular spot for families.

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Wiens Cellars

We stopped here, hoping to have a glass of wine on their patio, but they do not sell glasses and instead want you to do a tasting which we didn’t want to do.  Their tasting room is also really small and crowded and the staff here wasn’t very friendly.  I wanted to include this on my list so that you know which one to avoid! We didn’t stay here very long and went right on to the next one.

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Mount Palomar Winery

Mount Palomar is another one of our favorites for families.  We didn’t visit on this trip, but we came here when Milana was a toddler and there were lots of families all around. Their restaurant is really good and the grounds are super cute for kids to explore.

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Ponte Winery

This is another we visited when Milana was a toddler and they were welcoming to families.  The tasting room had a little area with toys so that the kids could play while you did your tasting.

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As you can see, there are lots of family friendly winery options in Temecula.  I will be updating this post as we continue to take day trips to the area!

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