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California 'Family-Friendly' Wineries

Where to Find California Wineries with Fun for All | Wine Institute SAN FRANCICSO — Many moms and dads visit California wine country for much-needed “grown-up” time in one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions, but many don’t realize that dozens of the state’s wineries offer special activities and accommodations for kids. While adults sample the latest vintages, children can have their own fun tasting grape juice, romping in play areas, visiting with farm animals and playing outdoor games.   Before embarking on a fun family outing in California’s wine country, Wine Institute recommends that parents call ahead or check the winery website to make sure minors are welcome. Some don’t allow guests under age 21 due to liability concerns or preference. Once kids get the green light, they’ll be able to join you at the winery, and can often participate in vineyard and winery tours.  Among many wineries in California, Captain Vineyards of Contra Costa was featured   Captain Vineyards of Moraga, Contra...

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End of Harvest At Captain Vineyards

Here at Captain Vineyards we engage our wine members to get involved directly in the process of t harvest of the grapes and the wine making.  Our naturally, hand cultivated grapes and wines, is a unique trade of Captain Vineyards and we like our members to actually see, feel & smell the beginning of the wine making.   Once you participate in the the harvest, you will never look at a bottle of wine the same way!  WE harvested 5000Lbs. of Petite Sirah, 1500Lbs. of Pinot Noir, 1500Lbs. of Cab Sav., 500 Lbs. of Cab Franc, and 2500 Lbs. of Petite Verdot.  11 K Lbs. of grapes from our 2 acres of wine grapes.  as of early November, all our wines...

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