Last Updated on July 14, 2021
Last Updated on July 14, 2021
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We’ve covered our favorite wineries throughout North Carolina and those concentrated in popular regions such as the Yadkin Valley, but are there any kid-friendly North Carolina wineries? As parents who travel for a living with our daughter, we’re always on the hunt for family-friendly establishments.
After years of exploration, we’ve uncovered quite a few kid-friendly North Carolina wineries and will share them with you here. We hope they’ll inspire you to get out enjoy delicious North Carolina wine with your family.
Kid-Friendly North Carolina Wineries
Disclaimer: “Kid-friendly” is a rather broad and sometimes polarizing term. When we say kid-friendly wineries, we mean that they welcome tiny humans that their parents monitor.
While we aren’t ones to make assumptions, some establishments have had difficulties with children not being observed.
Please always watch your children when at these wineries. It is a gift to parents to have a space to drink incredible North Carolina wine without a babysitter.
We share these excellent wineries with you knowing that you’ll be able to keep a close eye on your children. Thank you!
Adagio Vineyards (Elkin)
“Slowly with passion” is precisely what the owners of Adagio Vineyards created with their Yadkin Valley wines. Located just outside of Elkin, Adagio Vineyards has a very welcoming and homey tasting room next to the “baby vineyard.”
Outside is a fire pit to snuggle up in front of while the kids enjoy snacks!
Daveste Vineyards (Troutman)
If you’re in the Lake Norman area and want to enjoy a vineyard with the family, visit Daveste Vineyards! Close to Statesville and Mooresville, this is one of our favorite kid-friendly North Carolina wineries that pair live music with excellent wine.
With 50 acres under the vine, Daveste produces red and white European-style wines. Sip their award-winning Portrait, a Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon, from Thursday to Sunday.
Divine Llama Vineyards (East Bend)
Divine Llama Vineyards is a unique vineyard that is probably our favorite among all these kid-friendly North Carolina wineries! Home to one of the largest llama farms in the Southeast, Divine Llama combines a love for our animal friends with award-winning wine.
With over 91 acres of land, children are welcome to play and visit the animals while parents enjoy one of their eleven wines. Food trucks also come on the weekends, making it a perfect afternoon for everyone.
Llama trekking is also incredibly popular at Divine Llama, and children as young as ten years old can participate. Get to know llamas as you guide one through two miles of beautiful hills along Miller Creek!
Dobbins Creek Vineyards
Enjoy incredible views of the Brushy Mountains from Dobbins Creek Vineyards! This kid-friendly winery features a laidback atmosphere and encourages guests to bring snacks and picnics.
Pop open a bottle of their Chardonnay and bring the whole family–even the furry ones!
Elkin Creek Vineyards (Elkin)
Sitting along the water, Elkin Creek Vineyard is the most relaxing winery you’ll ever visit, especially with children! The vineyard has a stream, waterfall, and plenty of outdoor space to spread out.
The wines here are absolutely fantastic–we recommend their Soft Wine and Rossa! Elkin Creek also serves wood-fired pizza on Sundays, making it a great activity for the whole family.
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery (State Road)
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery is a dog-friendly and kid-friendly Yadkin Valley winery that was once a working dairy farm. The tasting room in which you’ll enter has since been converted from horse stables!
Truly inviting to kids, Grassy Creek Vineyard has snacks and juice boxes available. You can also go on a 4-mile hike with the little ones to visit nearby Carter Falls.
Jones von Drehle (Thurmond)
Jones von Drehle Vineyards is an impressive vineyard that happens to be kid-friendly!
Less than 10 minutes from Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes County, this vineyard is a relaxing place to stop for a Petit Manseng after a long hike. We highly recommend a hike to Stone Mountain Falls or a shorter walk to Widow’s Creek Falls if you’re in the area.
Both pets and children are welcome at Jones von Drehle outside of the tasting room–and you’ll be greeted by Chloe, the vineyard puppy when you arrive!
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (Thurmond)
McRitchie Winery is another of our favorite kid-friendly North Carolina wineries that are near Stone Mountain State Park! Just down the road from Jones von Drehle, McRitchie has a laidback vibe and delicious wines.
Try their Unoaked Chardonnay and Ring of Fire Red. Either would be a great choice to start or to take home.
McRitchie also makes delicious hard ciders and is another reason why we keep coming back!
Piccione Vineyards (Ronda)
Piccione Vineyards in Ronda (Wilkes County) features epic views of rolling grapevines. Located right next to Yadkin Valley heavyweight Raffaldini, Piccione is a kid and pet-friendly North Carolina winery that serves award-winning Italian wines.
Bring the whole family to enjoy live music and food trucks while sipping on a delicious Montepulciano or Chardonnay.
Round Peak Vineyards (Mount Airy)
Enjoy family-friendly vibes near Mount Airy at Round Peak Vineyards! With a disc golf course on-site, there is plenty of room to roam and enjoy wine here.
Round Peak Vineyards grows 12 acres of French and Italian varietals and offers Skull Camp Brewery on tap. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the whole day at Round Peak because the vibe is just perfect for families!
Slightly Askew (Elkin)
Slightly Askew sits near Downtown Elkin, specializing in fruit wines with a cozy environment welcoming tiny humans and pets.
What sets them apart is their South American style of dry wine. That’s a nice distinction among the Italian wine-centric Yadkin Valley.
You and the family will also like Slightly Askew’s calendar of live music and fun events.
Ready to Visit these Kid-Friendly North Carolina Wineries?
North Carolina has so many incredible places to enjoy with your children, and we love being able to include wineries among them! We hope you’ve experienced some of these kid-friendly North Carolina wineries. If you have, let us know which you’ve loved and which we should check out next!