There are several Foley family wineries up and down the west coast that are happy to open their doors to kids and pets and discerning adults looking for a great bottle of wine.
If you’re planning to travel along the wine trail with your two- and four-legged family members in tow, you won’t feel out of place at any of the beautiful wineries mentioned on this list.
Before you go, remember that dogs will need to be leashed in many cases and should remain in the outdoor areas, as per the Health Department’s decree. Also, as is the case with all our wineries, reservations are highly encouraged and can be made using Tock.
May this list be the inspiration for your next summer family vacation.
Foley Sonoma – Geyserville, CA
Foley Sonoma is in the middle of Alexander Valley, so dogs and kids should be able to enjoy the scenic natural beauty here. But if that’s not enough, they have Cornhole, giant Jenga (more outdoor games to come), and kid-approved snacks. Dogs can enjoy two big, grassy areas with lounge furniture right under the trees.
Roth Estate – Healdsburg, CA
Opt for a Tasting on the Terrace and bring the family dog—all are welcome inside and outside at Roth. The tasting room staff offers water for dogs and asks only that you keep your dog on a leash. Families traveling with young children are welcome to bring them along—the staff will likely have board games to hand out! For adults-only fun, consider the ‘Adults at Play’ first Fridays of the month from May to September—these events feature live music, bold eats, live cooking demos, and of course, decadent Sonoma County wines. Complimentary for Roth and Connoisseur Members, up to four guests.
Chalone Vineyard – Soledad, CA
Chalone is more or less the last stop before Pinnacles National Park, so they’re very welcoming to adult, child, and canine hikers looking for a pit stop before or after their big adventure. There are no lawn games, but there’s lots of space to roam on this scenic property. They have bowls of water for the dogs, cups of water for the kids, and some glasses of excellent Chardonnay for the adults.
Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos, CA
Dogs and kids are beloved here in this central California dreamscape winery with pristine mountain views. Wine tasters can grab their wine and bring it to the front garden area which is the best spot for canines. If possible, visiting mid-week when the tasting room isn’t as busy is a great time to bring the kids. There’s a lower terrace area overlooking the vineyards available for wine club members and private tastings that will be reopening this summer. Reservations are recommended for all experiences, but walk-ins are accommodated as best as possible. Firestone’s resident cat is the local celebrity here, a long-haired tabby named Meowbec that the little ones swoon over.
Foley Estates – Lompoc, CA
Foley Estates is happy to host your family and pets. There’s a great lawn with picnic tables, Cornhole is available, but management wouldn’t mind if you brought your own Frisbee to toss around.
Three Rivers Winery – Walla Walla, WA
Pets aren’t allowed inside the Three Rivers tasting room (so says the Health Department) but the winery has three acres of lawn—a pleasing amount of grass where families and pets can stretch out and picnic. Cornhole, a giant Jenga set, Frisbee Golf, and newly-installed horseshoe pits are all present for ample recreation. Peruse their food menu if you’re hungry, or go on a peaceful stroll among the Three Rivers garden to see what’s growing: flowers, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes are just some of the good stuff to be found. Kids here can really do their own thing while adults enjoy the wine.
The Four Graces – Dundee, OR
Leashed pets can roam around on the lawn and outdoors spaces, while children are to be supervised indoors and out. The Four Graces likes to maintain its vibe as a quiet place to relax, so library volume voices here are preferred. Hyperactive dogs may not mesh well, so please use discretion. There is Cornhole to be played, but the real treat for the kids might be going for a walk through the vines where they’re welcome to touch the fruit.