Wine & Puppies — the greatest wine pairing in the world. Did you know that there are some amazing dog friendly wineries and tasting rooms in Napa? Whether you’re a dog owner or just want to “coincidentally” end up where the puppers are, you’ll feel just as pampered as your pooch at these wineries. Check out the full list here, and scope out the best of the best below.
Napa Cellars in St. Helena has the cutest outdoor picnic area and is the perfect place for a day-date with your puppy. They offer a “Pampered Pooch Experience” complimentary to their furry guests that includes a silver tray presentation with a water bowl, a few dog bones, a wine bottle filled with water and logoed bandana that our new friends get to take home with them to remember their trip to the Napa Cellars Tasting Room. They have plenty of outdoor space, perfect for hanging out and sipping some great wine.
Bardessono in Yountville hosts a monthly DogBar the first Tuesday of every month between April-October from 5-7pm. A $25 cover includes a glass of wine, light bar snacks, and special treats for your pup. Bardessono describes themselves as a “newly defined experience in hospitality that weds deep green with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy, and graciousness in the Napa Valley.
Hall Wines in St. Helena hosts an annual “Harvest Hounds” festival each fall, aiming to let dogs socialize while their humans taste the deliciousness that is Hall wines. Proceeds benefit Napa Humane. The vineyard collection features five Certified Organic estates producing classic Bordeaux varietals.
Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena has an entire “winery” dedicated to the owner’s French bulldog, “Frenchie”. “Frenchie Winery” at Raymond Vineyards is a doggy palace and furry friends are treated like royalty. Frenchie even has his own wine label, and human companions can sample it in the tasting room.
St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winer in Rutherford always have a dog bowl out full of dog treats in their tasting room. They openly state on their website that dogs are always invited. St. Supery Estate crafts 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainably farmed wines and offers a wide range of interactive wine experiences.
Sattui Winery in St. Helena is a family-owned property located in the heart of Napa Valley. They are dog-friendly year round, but host a special “Pamper your Pooch” day, complete with swag bags and contests. The sprawling estate includes two-dozen picnic tables nestled beneath giant Oak trees and is perfect for lounging the day away with a glass of wine and your furry friend.