One of the reasons being a human is awesome is because you get to drink wine—and if you visit a winery, you can drink SO MUCH wine. But what’s even better than wine? Having your pup along to experience it with you! The winery, of course—not the wine!
Here are 16 wineries around the U.S. that allow your pup to tag along, but be warned: some offer such awesome perks that your pup might want to visit again…and again…and again!
1. LightCatcher Winery & Bistro, Fort Worth, Texas
Dogs have to be leashed here, but they’re allowed at several places on the property, unless it’s Jazz Sunday (when no dogs are allowed due to noise and a crowded atmosphere). Water bowls are provided and if your pup is a little hangry, buy them a burger patty for $5. Owner Caris Turpen says they have doggie visitors every week, both newbies and regulars.
2. Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, New York
Well-behaved dogs are welcomed here, outside of the café area. Water bowls are available on request.
3. 12 Spies Vineyards, Raburn Gap, Georgia
This winery is home to two dogs, so any visiting dogs must be friendly! Visitors are given water bowls and have access to a creek that they can play in, but they’re not allowed in the small tasting room.
4. Working Dog Winery, Highstown, New Jersey
They might be called “working dog,” but they won’t put your pup to work (probably!). Leashed dogs are allowed to hang out with you in the outdoor seating area only.
5. Southwind Vineyard, Millville, New Jersey
Dogs are welcome at this winery, as long as they’re leashed while in the tasting room. Your pup can even explore three miles of trails before or after you explore all that wine, and with at least one doggie visitor a week they might even make a new friend! Some dogs have a lot to say to the horses who live on the property but the horses never talk back, says tasting room manager Debi Salanitro.
6. Hickory Creek Winery, Buchanan, Michigan
With a veterinarian as the owner, this winery practically has to be dog friendly, and it is! There’s even a line of wines in memory of a rescue dog called Laughing Labs. Corgi Pongo welcomes friends in the tasting room with water and treats. Pups must be leashed and may be asked to leave the tasting room when it’s particularly busy.
7. Round Peak Vineyard, Mount Airy, North Carolina
On-leash pups can go anywhere you go at this winery, though there’s also a fenced in area for off-leash time, too. Lots of dog-friendly events are hosted here, including doggie birthday parties and rescue events.
8. Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, Virginia
This winery is so dog-friendly, they even hold pet adoptions days and feature a pup on their logo. On-leash dogs are welcome in the tasting room and you can even bring your friend along to enjoy some of the winery events, like the Black Dog Music Festivals.
9. Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery, Platte City, Missouri
Though pesky health codes keep your pup out of the tasting room and winery here, there is a garden they can enjoy with you. Just remember to keep your dog on leash and with you at all times.
10. Topel Winery, Healdsburg, California
With events like Dogtoberfest and a yearly calendar that features wine and dogs, this winery will welcome your pup with open arms.
11. Palouse Winery, Vashon, Washington
Owner Linda Kirkish says she doesn’t visiting tasting rooms without her own pup, so of course this is a dog-friendly winery. There are no specific rules, simply the assumption that humans will look after their own dogs.
12. Keswick Vineyards, Keswick, Virginia
Bring your dog along to this vineyard that also has an off-leash dog park! If you specifically want your pup to socialize while you sip, visit during a Yappy Hour, when local animal shelters bring dogs to play.
13. Charron Vineyards, Vail, Arizona
Winery owner Susan Craig says this winery gets doggie visitors nearly every day. Each pup, who must be leashed and not aggressive, receives a water bowl and snack.
14. Robibero Family Vineyards, New Paltz, New York
Two winery pups run off-leash here, but yours must be leashed and well-behaved. Your pup might be asked to stay outside if he’s particularly vocal or if the tasting room is crowded.
15. Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane, Virginia
Barrel Oak Winery…B.O.W.? Of course it’s dog friendly! On-leash dogs are welcome as long as they’re always cleaned up after and attached to a human. They’ll often get some tasty treats and there’s a yearly benefit for a local animal rescue where, of course, dogs are allowed.
16. The Farm Winery, Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
Rusty the Golden Retriever welcomes his canine friends to this winery with water bowls. Their human companions can have some of Rusty’s Red instead. On-leash dogs are allowed, but not in the tasting room. This winery holds several dog-friendly events each year, like Rusty’s birthday party and an animal shelter fundraiser.