North Fork Vineyards With Kids

7/29/13 - By Jessica Murphy

Believe it or not, an afternoon picnic at a vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island is a joy for the entire family. There are quite a few options, whether tasting wine at a couple of wineries, or hanging out and enjoying a bottle of wine and music at one winery. There are many nice stops to choose from among the 30 plus vineyards on the North Fork. From Baiting Hollow to Greenport, there are vineyards that specialize in all types of award winning wines. Tasting rooms are meant for adults to sample alcoholic beverages, so please drink responsibly. Keep children outside whenever possible and be sure to keep an eye on them at all times. We also have recommendations for those looking for vineyards on the South Fork


When visiting wineries, keep the visit brief, and don't forget to bring along some entertainment for the children. Some vineyards welcome large tour groups and limousines and these groups often make multiple stops. Take note of what is going on when visiting with children. Not all vineyards allow outside food or charge a small fee to use the picnic area, so verify policies in advance. 

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
715 Sound Avenue
Mattituck, NY 11952
If looking to combine wine tasting with some family-friendly fun, Harbes Family Farm & Vineyards offers a beautiful country-style atmosphere at this location. Adults sample a flight of wines in the rustic Wine Barn from noon until 6 PM Friday to Monday, and by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Kids pick seasonal fruit at Patty's Berries, play in the barnyard attraction, and purchase snacks from the snack bar and farm stand. There are some food allergy-friendly baked goods for sale. Please note, outside food and pets are not permitted.

Sherwood House Vineyard 

1291 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947

2600 Oregon Road & Elijah's Lane
Mattituck, NY 11952


Taste some delicious wines with the help of the friendly and knowledgeable staff at either the Jamesport or the Mattituck location. The quaint colonial-style Jamesport Tasting House offers music every Friday from 4-8 PM and every Saturday from 2-6 PM. The Mattituck Tasting Stand is off of the main road and isn't as crowded. It offers picnic tables, fire pits, and a relaxing setting.  

Osprey Dominion
44075 Main Road
Peconic, NY 11958
Music, volleyball, BBQ stations, and an outdoor wine bar gives this Peconic vineyard a family reunion type of feel. There are plenty of picnic tables and room on the lawn for a picnic. Outside food and pets are welcome. The tasting room is open seven days a week from 11 AM - 6 PM.

Corey Creek
36225 Main Road, Route 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Moonlight Mondays (Grill Nights) and Twilight Tuesdays (Food Truck Nights) take place from 5-9 PM and offer weekday entertainment for families. Stop by for wine tasting, live music, and local food in an atmosphere surrounded by rows of grapes. There is a nominal cover charge for these events. The tasting room has an upscale feel. Families are welcome to enjoy a picnic at one of the outdoor picnic tables. The tasting room is open from 11 AM - 5 PM on weekdays, and open until 6 PM on weekends.

For information on other kid-friendly vineyards, check out The Top 5 Kid-Friendly Wineries On The North Fork.

Photo Credit: Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard


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