Thank you for visiting Larson Family Winery. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions we get from visitors!
It's winter! Are you still open? Yes! Though Larson Family Winery is perfect for warm-weather picnics, we do keep our outdoor picnic area open year round. Our main picnic area is partially covered with temporary siding to try to keep out the trademark Carneros winds and winter rainstorms. We have space heaters and blankets available for guests, but those are at first come first serve availability. Best to dress in layers and bring an extra jacket to stay cozy if you'll be spending time outdoors.
Can I bring my kids? Yes! This is a family-friendly winery if ever there was one! As a busy working winery with the tasting room adjacent to our production facilities, we ask that parents please have their children within their view at all time. Additionally, kids (and parents) must wear shoes at all times. Is there stuff for them to do? In addition to enjoying a fun picnic with their family, we’ve got lots of kid-friendly activities here at LFW for them! Kids enjoy playing soccer or catch in the pasture, making friends with the winery dogs, playing bean bag toss on our cornhole field, playing bocce ball, saying hello to Thelma and Louise (our resident goats) and getting up close and personal to real wine vines!
Please note no scooters, bikes, rollerskates or wheeled ride-on toys are allowed at the winery.
Can I bring my dogs? We like dogs so much we named some our wines after them. You’re welcome to bring your dogs with you, but they must be on a leash at all times. We ask that you use judgement as an owner as to if your pup is up for the winery. There are often dozens of other guest dogs, lots of people, and many kiddos here, so it can be quite overwhelming if your pup isn't socialized.
Our three resident winery dogs, Rosko, Louie, and Ollie are also here to greet you. They might even share their toys with you!
Do you have food for sale? We have a selection of light bites that pair well with our wines – crackers, cheeses, salamis, chips, etc. For anything more substantial, you’re welcome to bring in a picnic! In addition, we have a wide range of delicious chocolate sweets from Annette’s. We’d say they’re great to take home with our wines, but they never make it there without us eating them first!
How does the picnic thing work? We have picnic tables available to reserve in our outdoor back pad area. All picnic tables are either under a shaded structure or have an umbrella. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance on our website, or by calling the Tasting Room. We ask that all adults at the picnic table partake in a tasting flight or by-the-glass booking to secure the reservation. We have tableside service on the weekends, so a Tasting Room Associate will walk you through your pours and education right at your table!
Can we picnic there without a reservation? Our weekends, especially when the weather is nice, are very busy. We highly recommend making a reservation to guarantee that a picnic table is available for you and your guests. They’re available at three times– 10:00, 12:30, and 3:00 PM – for a window of two hours each. We have a back pasture area (former home of the Sonoma Rodeo!) that is open for picnicking, however no glassware or alcohol is permitted in that area. We also have several first-come-first-serve seating areas, and small barrel setups that are great for snacks.
Is there anything else I should know about making a picnic reservation? Each table holds up to 10 adults. You don’t need to include children in the head count. Holiday weekends and weekends with Winery Events tend to fill up quickly.
Can we taste there without a reservation? Yes, if you’re just looking to walk in and learn more about Larson Wines, you don’t need a reservation. Tastings are available on a walk-in basis daily at our two tasting room bars. Reservations are not needed for parties of SIX or less.