This side of wine country’s casual warmth makes for a harvest season that delights all ages. By, Matt Villano
Let’s face it: Dragging kids along as you swirl and sip all day isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. So some savvy vineyards go out of their way to welcome families with members who are too young to imbibe. Budding green thumbs will dig the tram tours at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen. The 45-minute outing passes by biodynamic hillside vineyards, wine caves, and an insect-attracting garden; a flock of quail might even make a cameo.