Jul 25, 2008
For those of you who know us, you know we LOVE wine, and you know we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our dog Stella...we love dogs, period! We love traveling with Stella. She jumps at any chance to "GO" for a ride in the car...even if it's just around the block with Grandpa!
I discovered some great "dog friendly" wineries to visit in Napa Valley that I thought I'd share:
Alpha Omega, Beaucanon Estate, Bennett Lane Bouchaine Vineyards, Bourassa Vineyards, Brandlin Vineyard, Bravante Vineyards, Carter Cellars, Casa Nuestra Winey & Vineyards, Chateau Boswell Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Corison Winery Cuvaison, Estate Wines, Dutch Henry Winery, Ehlers Estate, Elyse Winery, Fleury Estate Winery, Girard Winery, Hall, Honig Vineyard & Winery, JAX Vineyards, Keenen Winery, Larkmead Vineyards, Long Meadow Ranch, Madonna Estate, Marston Family Vineyard, Merryvale Vineyards, Monticello Vineyards, Mumm Napa, O'Brien Estate.
For more information on these wineries (times, appt. only, etc.) go to www.napavintners.com
We love a winery that welcomes dogs, but we know it is important to not assume it’s OK to bring them in. As a responsible dog owner and wine lover, here are some tips for bringing your dog to a winery:
If your dog is too big to be carried into the tasting room he/she should definitely wait outside unless otherwise invited in by the owner. Understand that not everyone is a dog lover and if the tasting room is crowded it’s best to stay outside.
If you are invited in - no muddy paws, do not let them roam the tasting room. Our dog Stella prefers to be close at our feet and vacuum up the dropped crackers.
Obviously, if the dog is not people friendly and is a negative distraction, take it outside or don‘t bring it at all!
Don’t, don’t, don’t, let your dog poop or pee on the beautiful lawn, bring your dog to an out of the way spot…AND DON”T FORGET YOUR “POOP BAGS”!
We love it when tasting rooms welcome dogs with a bowl of water and lots of doggy attention. Here’s a BIG WET KISS from Stella to all of the humans, wineries and establishments that have welcomed us in to their space!