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Snooth User: Philip James

Can i bring a child / baby into a tasting room?

Posted by Philip James, Apr 20, 2009.

I'm intending to head out to Long Island later this week to visit a few wineries while i have relatives in town. Can i bring an 18 month old baby into a tasting room?

Is there a protocol - don't give them wine, keep them in their pram / stroller?


Reply by h2w4, Apr 20, 2009.

In CA you're not technically allowed to, although some places will let kind of need to try and CA at least, I don't know for NY.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Apr 20, 2009.

Not giving them wine sounds like a great start.

I don't think it is illegal for an accompanied minor to enter any premise that service alcohol in NYS.

Reply by oceank8, Apr 21, 2009.

I have never heard of it being illegal in California (can't go in bars, but tasting rooms?). I spent my whole life vacationing in tasting rooms in California and so has my daughter. I have NEVER been asked to keep her out. She went to her first winery at 1 month old. Not drinking the wine is a good start :) The stroller is a good place so they don't run all over. Mine is now old enough that she plays with her DS or something along those lines. It is a good idea to give them something to keep them distracted. The only things I like to make sure of is that my child is not bothering anyone else's experience (not running around or being loud). Whenever she would get loud, I would take her outside. Otherwise, I would say perfectly acceptable!

Reply by Philip James, Apr 21, 2009.

OK, thanks - at worst one of the 4 adults can take the baby outside! He often falls asleep in the stroller anyway.

Thanks - will report back with the results and the reception we get. Its mid week and out of season, so i think the places will be empty

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