Family and Pet Friendly Wineries
Spring has Sprung: Time to Visit These Family and Pet Friendly Wineries
As the weather warms up and the bluebonnets begin to blossom, there is no better time than Spring to visit The Texas Hill Country! Take in the breathtaking views of rolling hills and lush green trees while sipping on Texas wines. Load up the car with the kids and your four-legged friends to enjoy these family and pet friendly wineries with great outdoor patios!
Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, enjoy a hilltop view from their wine barrel-shaped tasting room or patio where your pup is welcome to join. Both indoor and outdoor seating includes various games like puzzles, giant Jenga, board games, and a life-sized chess set to help keep the entire family entertained!
Duchman Family Winery is a slice of Tuscan heaven in the heart of The Texas Hill Country and just a short drive outside of Austin. The property offers unmatched views of vineyards, romantic gardens, and picturesque sunsets against the hills of Central Texas. You’ll find a jungle gym where the kids can spend the day playing, and dogs are welcome anywhere outside. With several tables to choose from, you’re always bound to have the best view.
Sit back and relax among the oak trees at Driftwood Estate Winery. Take advantage of weekday holidays and school vacations by bringing your kids anytime during weekdays, your fur babies are welcome anytime! The entire family, pouch included, will enjoy the fresh Texas air while overlooking the 18-acre vineyard.
With sweeping views of Texas Hill Country, Hawk’s Shadow Winery & Vineyards offers a relaxing escape from the working world and an authentic taste of handcrafted Texas wine. Grab the family for a picnic on the patio and take in one of the best views of Texas Wine Country. Bring the dogs too! In fact, this winery has a love of animals, it gained its name from a beloved horse, Hawk’s Shadow, who they described as a lap dog trapped in a 16 hands tall quarter horse’s body. Before you leave the winery, be sure to check out their underground cellar with built into a hillside.
Kerrville Hills Winery is one of the originating wineries in Kerrville, Texas. Their spacious tasting room overlooks the Guadalupe River Valley. Snuggle up with a glass of wine by their double-sided fireplace for those sometimes-chilly spring evenings. Dogs and children are welcome and will have plenty of room to keep themselves entertained at Kerrville Hills Winery!
Stop by Pillar Bluff, one of the oldest wineries in Texas, and enjoy the warmth of the tasting room or step outside to the gazebo pavilion. On the second Saturday of every month, you can even enjoy live music. Grab the kiddos and hang out in the open-air gazebo, enjoy the Texas sun and fine wine while they play. Their wines offer more minerality due to the Dolemite in their soil, and are a must-try! Pillar Bluff is animal-friendly; your dogs, cats, and baby goats are welcome to soak up the sun with you!
Ron Yates recently opened its Tasting Pavilion, which is open to the public seven days a week! Rest and relax with a glass of their fine wine on the expansive outdoor porch where children and dogs are more than welcome. You may even see Ron’s pups, Elway or Blueberry “Blue”, running around doing what they do best as Vineyard Dogs!
Part farm and part winery, Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards strives to make great wines from great vineyards in Texas. By “great,” they mean interesting, wild, and authentic. On their property, you will find sheep, chickens, and horses. Your kiddos will have a fun time petting and seeing all of the animals. Your dog is also welcome, as long as they stay on leash and remain outside. Grab a bottle of their wine and take in the scenery while sitting under one of the lush oak trees.
Grab your pup for a trip out to Texas Heritage Vineyard! Their spacious patio has incredible views of The Texas Hill Country and an impressive fireplace. Be sure to keep an eye on their events calendar, as they host events regularly like live music, gospel Sundays, and Texas Flag Retirement ceremonies. Stop by and get an authentic taste of Texas!
Nestled between Austin and San Antonio, you’ll find Wimberley Valley Winery. The winery has been producing exceptional varietals, fruit wines, and seasonal holiday wines since 1983. Their shady oak grove with ample seating makes for the perfect place for an outdoor picnic. Dogs are welcome outside, as long as they stay on a leash. The property is also home to a few donkeys and chickens. Take the kids to pet the donkeys and explore the vast picnic area!
This Spring, plan a weekend road trip to Texas Wine Country! Take in the scenery, sip some spectacular reds, whites, rosés, and appreciate what’s in your very own backyard! You don’t need to leave the kids or the pooch behind to have a great experience at these family and pet friendly wineries. You can even purchase a wine and wildflower journey ticket to taste at up to four wineries per day over the course of 17 days! Let us know in the comments what wineries you visit this Spring!