' Helwig Winery - FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions


Is Helwig Winery dog friendly?  Dogs are welcome in the tasting room and picnic pavilion during regular business hours as long as they keep their owner on a leash! Please make sure to bring doggy bags with you to clean up after your pets. Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed in any of the other buildings, the cave, or at any of our musical events unless they are a legitimate service dog that is needed for the owner’s safety.


Can I bring my DroneDrones can only be used by making prior arrangements with management and by signing a Liability Waiver. Contact our office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours (209) 245-5200 ext. 0.


Can I bring my kids?  We are a family friendly facility. That being said, ALL children must be supervised at ALL times and never be farther than an arm’s length from adult/parent in outdoor spaces. We have a large facility and there are many places where children can get injured when unattended. No rock or fence climbing allowed (by kids OR adults)!  We do not allow minors to be near the tasting bar. We have multiple benches and seating areas inside the Tasting Room where children can patiently wait for the tasting to be complete. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed at our musical events.


Are those posted rattlesnake signs just to be funny?  NO, rattlesnakes are not a joke!  Please be safe by staying on official paths and walkways where snakes are more visible. Snakes live amongst grass, bushes and rocks, so please, for your safety, keep out of gardens, rock cropping’s, and the vineyard.


Can I bring alcoholic beverages to Helwig?  Because we are a bonded winery, it is a law…NO outside alcohol (this includes other brands of wine, beer, and liquor) can be consumed on our property (including parking lot!) during business hours. This includes all of our evening musical events.


Is marijuana legal to consume on Helwig property?  We are a “drug free” property in accordance with California state law.


Just so you know…. Helwig Winery is not responsible for lost/stolen items. Please be aware that for security purposes our property is under video surveillance.  We are not nosey, we are protective!


Do you have further questions?  You are welcome to call our office, Monday through Friday during regular business hours (209) 245-5200 ext. 0, for more information.

 We hope you enjoy your visit to Helwig Winery!



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