Kid-Friendly Wineries in the Hudson Valley



From picnicking to family-friendly events

Family friendly Hudson Valley Vineyards
Kids and wineries don't always go hand in hand but that seems to be changing. More and more local wineries are welcoming families with children and even pets to enjoy the beautiful grounds, live music and annual events. Of course children must be supervised. Some allow you to bring in outside food for a summer picnic, while others may offer food to be purchased on site.

We've rounded up a list of local vineyards, cider orchards and even a brewery that offers a unique family-friendly experience. Be sure to check individual websites for specific rules.

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Benmarl Winery
Overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley, this 37 acre estate is the oldest vineyard in America. As New York wines continue to make a name for themselves in the market, Benmarl is proud to be a leader in this trend. While most of the time the tastings and visits here are geared towards adults only, two of their big fall events including the September Harvest Grape Stomping Festival and the October Stomping Festival both invite families with children to take part in the dancing, live music and hayrides throughout the day.
156 Highland Ave, Marlboro
845-236-4265

Brotherhood Winery
First opening it's doors during prohibition, this oldest running winery in the country continues to open it's doors for tours, tastings and events. What's even cool is visiting the tasting room to experience the art of a local, featured artist! Events at the winery are almost always family-friendly including a mouth watering Mac and Cheese Festival, and Grape Stomping every weekend throughout September and the beginning of October.
100 Brotherhood Plaza Rd, Washingtonville
845-496-3661

Millbrook Vineyard
Millbrook Vineyard

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
Located in Dutchess County, NY this former dairy farm is now home to 35 acres of wines including plantings of Pinot Noir, Charnonnay, Cabernet Franc, Riesline and an Italian grape varieral called Tocai Friulano. Adults here can enjoy a five-star experience with tour and tasting while children will enjoy exploring the grape fields, the views and a picnic on the lawn. Events all summer and fall include Friday Night Food Trucks complete with a family-friendly menu, live music and lawn games, Jazz at the Grille and other annual events.
26 Wing Rd, Millbrook
845-677-8383

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Palaia Winery
With a motto of 'good wines, good tunes, good vibes and good foods!' you cannot go wrong visiting this intimate winery in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Palaia Winery offers families live music every weekend plus an extensive collection of local wines, craft beers, hard cider, local spirits and snacks. They also host six big festivals every summer/fall. Children are welcome during the daytime hours, but you must be 21+ after 6pm.
10 Sweet Clover Rd, Highland Mills
845-928-5384

Robibero Family Vineyard
Robibero Family Vineyard

Robibero Family Vineyards
A perfect place for a picnic, a lazy afternoon or a stop along your sightseeing adventures. This family-fun, family-friendly vineyards offers a "homey", down-to-earth feel that's truly special. Stop in to taste their award-winning wines and see for yourself why they are considered one of the Hudson Valley's best hidden gems. Pet and kid friendly and located overlooking the breathtaking Shawangunk Ridge.
714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz
845-255-9463

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Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Located in the foothills of the valley in Warwick, NY the breathtaking grounds, gardens and orchards span over 120 acres. Families can enjoy apple picking and live music while the grown ups enjoy a glass of award-winning, Doc's Cider or one of their own Double Gold winning Black Dirt Bourbon. Warwick Valley also has a wonderful wine collection, sangria and other cocktails plus locally sourced farm-to-table food. Annual events and live music on weekends round out your family-friendly experience in Orange County, NY.
114 Little York Rd, Warwick
845-258-4858