A day spent at a local winery can be a fun and relaxing affair. What could be better than wandering through rows of grapes, packing a picnic lunch, and sipping vino? Of course, the only way to make the day better is to include your furry best friend! A number of wineries across the country are dog-friendly, and compiled below is only a few favorites.
Plum Hill Vineyards, Gaston, OR
Not only does Plum Hill Vineyard encourage owners to bring their dogs for a day of sipping some of the country’s best vintages, the owners of the winery have also built a fenced in dog-run for pups to romp and play. Inside the winery, dogs can enjoy dog biscuits and mingle with the resident dog, Ghost. Plum Hill is also host to an annual event called Canines Uncorked, where all proceeds are given to the Oregon Humane Society.
Frenchie Winery, St. Helena, CA
At Frenchie (which is named after the owner’s French Bulldog), dogs are given extra special treatment while owners taste wine and peruse the France-themed interior. Indoor and outdoor suites are available for dogs, complete with wine barrel dog beds, for the ultimate Napa Valley getaway. For the curious pet parent, cameras are even available that will keep owners updated on how their dogs are enjoying their stay.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Denver, CO and Austin, TX
A different take on a winery, The Infinite Monkey Theorem dubs itself “back alley winemaking at its finest.” Dogs (and babies) are allowed in the tasting room, and a resident dog even roams the premises. When the weather is nice, seating on the outdoor patio is available, which serves as a perfect place to have a bite to eat from a nearby food truck!
Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN
Located in scenic central Indiana among limestone quarries and rolling hills, Oliver Winery is a perfect place for your dog to accompany you on a picnic lunch. The winery occasionally hosts fundraisers for local animal shelters, as well!
Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane, VA
Named one of the most dog-friendly wineries by American Winery Guide, Barrel Oak Winery loves dogs. Located on a working farm producing 24,000 gallons of wine a year, guests (and their leashed dogs) are welcome to explore inside and outside, including some of the winery’s 20,000 grape vines!
Hutchinson Farm Winery, Apopka, FL
Also situated on a large farm, dogs will love accompanying their owners for a stroll around the grounds or on the outdoor patio. Most days, the Hutchinson family dogs can also be found outside, ready to greet you and your friendly pet. Be sure to try the sweet red, which is always a crowd pleaser!
w.i.n.o, New Orleans, LA
Although not necessarily a winery, this dog-friendly wine bar is too neat not to mention. A self-service bar, patrons are encouraged to try any of 120 different wines. Wine is priced per ounce, and bar-goers are free to try whichever – and how much – wine they would like. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed inside; free to join you in this wine lover’s paradise!