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Pet-Friendly Wineries

Fido will love these dog-friendly tasting rooms.



Courtesy of Kunde Family Winery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only thing better than wine tasting is wine tasting with your best four-legged friend. So grab the leash and head to these wineries, where you’ll find tasty treats for humans and pups alike.

Sherwin Family Vineyards, St. Helena

On the patio at this chalet-style tasting room, you can grab a seat and enjoy killer views of the estate’s rows of vineyards and private lake. Pets are also welcome on the patio, and with a sniff of approval, might receive a guided tour from the vineyard’s resident yellow lab. Don’t leave without a taste of Cellar Scraps, Sherwin’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and varietal “leftovers” from production. Open daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., reservations required, 4060 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena, (707) 963-1154, sherwinfamilyvineyards.com.

 

Kunde Family Winery, Kenwood

Fido will love this tasting room, where the staff is known to offer complimentary treats and scratches behind the ear. Throughout the year, the winery organizes dog hikes through its extensive vineyards, ending with a wine tasting and lunch. Register for the June 25 and October 1 dog hikes online. Open daily, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., reservations required for large groups, 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, (707) 833-5501, kunde.com.

 

Lava Vine, Calistoga

It’s not uncommon to find a member of the tasting room staff picking at a banjo while guests enjoy wine on the patio. Although your pup must be leashed, it is more than welcome to join as you taste—and indulge in a complimentary treat. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., reservations required for groups of six or more, 965 Silverado Trail N., Calistoga, (707) 942-9500, lavavine.com.

 

Regusci Winery // by Rex Gelert

Regusci Winery, Napa

The doors of this ranch-style tasting room are always open to you and your four-legged friend. With your pup sunbathing by your side on the spacious patio, enjoy a taste of Regusci’s The Elders Cabernet Sauvignon as you admire the sweeping views of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. As for your pup, it may never want to leave after meeting the estate’s resident Labrador retrievers. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., reservations required, 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa, (707) 254-0403, regusciwinery.com.

 

Mutt Lynch Winery // by Anita Nowacka

Mutt Lynch Winery, Windsor

At Mutt Lynch’s Tasting Room on the Green, dogs are not only welcome, but celebrated. Illustrated dog characters grace the winery’s various wine bottle labels, from the Unleashed Chardonnay to the Merlot Over and Play Dead, and your furry pal will enjoy a complimentary treat and water while you sip and browse the canine-inspired gift shop. Open Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m., 9050 Windsor Rd., Windsor, (707) 687-5089, muttlynchwinery.com.

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