Bouchaine Vineyards, Napa
Bouchaine takes pride in the fact that it is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Los Carneros region. This is a great place to visit with your loved ones and taste different types of wines while taking in the gorgeous sights of the vineyard and the mountains at a distance. On your visit, you’ll find wine tasting areas both indoors and outdoors. So, you can sit and enjoy your time there according to your convenience. You can even bring along your dog with you as it is a pet friendly winery. A rare experience you get to have at the Bouchaine Vineyards is “Falconry in the Vineyards”. The winery uses falconry to stop other birds from eating their delicious juicy grapes. So, if you like, you can witness a magnificent falconry demonstration while relishing your favorite wines.
Blackbird Vineyards, Napa Valley
When the hustle and bustle of city life gets too much, then a visit to the Blackbird Vineyards is all you need. This tranquil place will bring peace to your soul and fill your heart with joy. You don’t need to leave your furbaby behind while visiting this winery as it is a dog friendly winery. They even have their own resident winery dog to welcome their canine visitors. Originally founded in 1995, Blackbird Vineyards was purchased by Michael Polenske in 2003. They are famous for their Pomerol-inspired wines. They have a tasting room at RiverHouse, in downtown Napa. You would need to make an appointment if you want to go wine tasting at this place. Blackbird Vineyards produces some of the most delectable wines you would ever taste and hence, can be found at some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the country. So, a visit to this winery needs to be on your bucket list.
Dovecote Estate Winery, Los Alamos
Vast open fields, rolling hills, trees, long rows of grape plants and a pond— that’s Dovecote Estate Winery in a nutshell. However, words can’t do justice to its beauty. You have to see it for yourself. This little piece of paradise is situated about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara, about three miles away from Los Alamos. The stunning beauty of the place enhances the whole wine tasting experience. Dovecote Estate Winery covers an area of 250 acres. Though it is a relatively new establishment, they have already perfected the art and science of creating delicious wines. Leashed dogs are welcome in most parts of the winery including the tasting room, the picnic areas, and the vineyards. Not only would your pupper love exploring all the amazing places with you but you would also get tons of great photo ops, for you and tour doggo both.
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma
Like the name suggests, Larson Family Winery is a family owned winery. It is located right at the middle of Sonoma Valley’s Carneros region. The winery has been built on land that’s been in the owner’s family since the late 1800s. Hence, a lot of history is attached to this winery. You get to see all that rich history in the form of photos in their wine tasting barn. It is one of those wineries that allow dogs to accompany their pawrents and furbabies are welcome everywhere on the grounds. You would just need to have them on a leash at all times while spending time at the winery. If your pupper prefers spending more time outdoors than indoors, then you and your furkid can sit at the picnic tables, soaking in the scenic views, while you sip on a glass of wine. Larson Family Winery loves dogs so much that not only do they have three of their own resident dogs but they have also named some of their wines after dogs. How awesome is that!