Wine Tasting with Kids
Did you know wine tasting with kids can be great fun for the whole family in Europe or California wine country? We have done it extensively in many countries and around California in Napa, Sonoma and Santa Cruz and we were delighted to discover wine tasting and biking vineyards is a super kid-friendly activity.
Watch out Disney, wine tasting is not just for boomers and retirees.
Perhaps we are a bit prejudiced because we had our own organic Pinot Noir vineyard that we grew from scratch and DaVinci has long been a wine connoisseur, although funnily, we don't drink much wine.
I tasted a delicious Malbac in Shanghai at the legendary Peace Hotel, but that was the first wine I had in years ( partly due to my health issues). We are in Penang now which is a Muslim country, so we don't drink here ( expensive) but neither do we drink much when in Europe. Just like organic gardening and picking fruit in orchards, we value learning about nature up close and personal, so love vineyards and wine making with all the enriching educational, cultural and beauty aspects.
These are photos of our small organic Pinot Noir vineyard in Santa Cruz ( before our world trip) when Mozart was just five months old and weighed less than 12 pounds, still wearing newborn sizes, but enjoyed helping her dad work in the vineyard even then. We have video of her on him in a bundler and sling starting at just days old helping in the vineyard, so there is no age limit for learning/imprinting the out-in-nature aspects of wine making and vineyards.
This video that we took of our family wine vacation in Bordeaux, France shows how it is even more exciting as kids get older and one branches out to different countries. We see it as a great world school or unschooling family activity with fun aspects of science through wine making, environmental education, language learning and more while biking through beautiful vineyards.
Below is a video we took a different year on a wine vacation in Alsace at harvest time. Wine tasting with kids doesn't have to be expensive either and we easily stuck to our $23 dollar a day per person budget in both places.
WINE TASTING WITH KIDS AROUND THE WORLD
Austrian Wine Country
Santorini Wine And Vineyards
Colmar, France -Alsace
Route des Grand Crus!
Wine Roads Europe
Tuscany Chianti Hills
Best Barcelona Cava Cave
Vineyards in Sirince, Turkey
Sherry Tasting in Spain with 3 generations of family
Beautiful Umbria Vineyard at Harvest
Don't you love the soulful aesthetics of beautiful vineyards?