I'm planning to drive up to Sonoma for the weekend of December 9-11. I'll be staying just outside of town with my husband and 3 year old son. I have a few questions that I hope that Chowhound can help me out with.
First, can anyone recommend wineries in Sonoma or Napa that might be better to visit with a kid in tow? He's a pretty sweet kid, and we take him to our local places down here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but we don't want to take him anywhere too serious, and risk spoiling someone else's experience. I'm thinking that either somewhat larger tasting rooms, or else smaller, low key family operated places might be best. Has anyone had a good experience at a tasting room with a kid in tow?
Second, can anyone recommend either a good place to eat lunch with a kid, or else a good deli/winery picnic spot combo for lunch? Will it be too cold to picnic outside?
Third, I'm looking for recommendations on a non-wine related activity, like a hike or great playground or something like that to break up the day. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.