If you’re a fan of dogs and wine, you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of dog-friendly wineries and vineyards across America. So, when you want to enjoy a glass of wine with your pup by your side, these businesses have got you covered.
In the West
One of the most famous wine regions in the United States is Napa Valley. This picturesque area is home to hundreds of wineries. And while many welcome dogs, only one holds the distinction of being Napa Valley’s first winery for dogs – Frenchie Winery.
This family- and dog-owned business offers various services and amenities for four-legged guests, including a dog-friendly outdoor tasting room and lounge area. Water bowls and beds are provided, so your pup can nap and relax while you sample some of the winery’s signature wines, like the Napoleon Bonaparte Red or Louis XIV Cabernet Sauvignon, both of which feature Frenchie the paw-prietor on the label.
In the Midwest
Bowers Harbor Vineyards in Traverse City, Michigan, is a must-visit when you’re ready to sample the wines of the Midwest. This 20-acre vineyard is home to two resident dogs, a Goldendoodle named Lucy and an English Cream Golden Retriever
You and your furry friend can enjoy a hike around the property’s interpretive nature trail, or relax with a glass of wine around the fire pit, on the patio, or at one of the tables nestled among the vines. And consider buying a bottle of the red wine featuring Winston. A portion of the proceeds benefits the local humane society – so you can enjoy your wine knowing that you’re supporting a good cause!
In the Southwest
From Sedona to Willcox, Arizona has wineries scattered around the state. If you’re unsure where to start, we recommend Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery in Cornville, where you’ll be greeted by its three resident dogs. Bring your own pooch to make friends with this crew while you enjoy the patio and relax with a wine tasting and cheese plate.
In the Southeast
The combination of the rich soil and the climate in this region makes for wines that are full-bodied and have a complex flavor. So no dog-friendly wine tasting tour is complete without a stop at Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina.
At Mountain Brook, you and your dog can relax in the tasting room, on the covered deck, by the fireplace in the covered outdoor seating area, or around the large community fire pit. Enjoy a tasting flight and charcuterie board, and treat your fur babies to their own flight of dog treats. And if you want a four-legged friend for your four-legged friend, Mountain Brook Vineyards hosts adoption events to benefit the Foothills Humane Society.
So, next time you plan a wine-tasting trip, check out one of these dog-friendly wineries or vineyards. Your furry friend will enjoy it as much as you!
All the best,
Melissa & Remy