Favorite Dog-Friendly Wineries
It’s tough to top an afternoon of sampling wine at California wine country’s best tasting. Unless you add one secret ingredient… dogs!
Along with our love of wine, many of us here at the Wine Sisterhood are also fanatic dog lovers. We hate to travel too far from our four-legged friends and enjoy every occasion where we can bring our well-mannered dogs along. Since we know many of our Wine Sisters are in the same boat, we pulled together our favorite spots to sip with Fido by our side.
Our top 5 favorite dog-friendly California wineries, sponsored by Bar Dog wine:
Under the sun in the Valley of the Moon, B.R. Cohn Winery has been making small lot, vineyard designated wines since 1984. Nestled between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain range, the winery offers an inviting, relaxed environment for discovering new wines.
Enjoy the memorabilia room that showcases founder Bruce Cohn’s 45 years of rock-n-roll managing The Doobie Brothers. Saddle up to the wine bar or sit outside to enjoy the sunshine, our heritage Picholine olive grove and rolling hillside vineyards. On weekends, weather permitting, Listen to the Music and relax on the lawn while being serenaded by creative local musicians and savoring fresh, local oysters paired with the wines. There’s a water bowl and treats always at the ready for your four-legged friend.
15000 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA
Cosentino Winery is the first stop to Napa Wine Country, located on the historic Saint Helena Highway in Napa, California. In 1989 Cosentino released “The Poet” America’s first designated and licensed Meritage wine.
Not only a pioneer in introducing new wine blends to Napa Valley, Cosentino Winery has long championed the Lodi Appellation and proudly produces THE Wines series from vineyards in Lodi – an AVA renowned for its high-quality Zinfandel production, one of the leading regions in sustainable viticulture and Wine Enthusiast’s “Wine Region of the Year” in 2015.
7415 Saint Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Just 35 minutes north of San Francisco, Viansa Sonoma is known for award-winning wines, iconic 270 degree views of the Sonoma Valley, and warm hospitality. Idyllically situated at the summit of the Sonoma Valley, Viansa Sonoma embodies the proud history of local winemaking.
The legacy of Viansa Sonoma dates back to 1896 when Samuele Sebastiani arrived from Tuscany and saved enough money, while making cobblestones for San Francisco streets, to purchase vineyard property in 1904. Today, enjoy a tasting in one of the three cozy outdoor overlooks with a dramatic view of surrounding wetlands and vineyards. Dogs always welcome outside.
25200 Arnold Dr.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Girard Winery began in 1975 as a dream of a father-son duo nestled at the top of Pritchard Hill with panoramic views of Napa Valley. The two shared a passion for high quality wines, a respect for the Valley’s rich history and a pioneering spirit.
25 years later, another vintner, Pat Roney (also a big dog lover) continues the Girard legacy. Taste Girard wines at their chic tasting salon in the heart of America’s premier food and wine destination, Yountville, Napa Valley. Your dog friend is more than welcome to join!
6795 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
Clos Pegase is the classic Napa Valley destination for award-winning, estate wines and luxury hospitality. Located just down the road from the town of Calistoga and nestled among estate vineyards, Clos Pegase Winery is both an awe-inspiring and welcoming destination.
Feel free to bring you pooch to chill with you while you’re enjoying a glass of award-winning, estate wine.
1060 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Are you a Wine Sister AND a dog lover? Share a photo of your dog having fun in the sun in the Bar Dog “Dog Days of Summer” campaign! Your submission enters you for a chance to win a 6-month subscription to Bark Box and your pup could be featured on the Bar Dog wine Instagram account. (Campaign ends 9/4/17)