Top 10 Dog-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma Countyatamblin
Dog-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma County
Looking for the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma County? Wine Routes team has put together a list of wineries where your dog is welcome. Sipping wine while enjoying the company of your pet is the best thing ever. Click the map below for information on each location, and scroll down to learn more about the best Sonoma County has to offer in dog-friendly wine-tasting.
- Amista Vineyard
- Mutt Lynch Winery
- Wilson Winery
- Taft Street Winery
- Landmark Winery – Russian River Valley
- Arista Winery
- Dutton-Goldfield Winery
- Deerfield Ranch Winery
- Kunde Family Winery
- Larson Family Winery
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1. Amista Vineyard
- Stroll Amista’s beautiful estate vineyards at your leisure and explore the varieties they grow, learn about the wines made and discover their backwater pond that is part of the Habitat Enhancement Project designed to restore the natural fish habitat in Dry Creek. Perfect for walking your dog.
- The complimentary walk is approximately one-half mile on flat terrain. Dogs on a leash and children are welcome. We suggest comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.
- Open daily from 11:00am – 4:30pm. No reservations required. Come to the tasting room to register, pick up a map and let the adventure begin!
2. Mutt Lynch Winery
- Mutt Lynch Winery is proud to support local, national and international animal rescue organizations in their tireless efforts to save pets’ lives. They try to help out whenever and wherever we can, in their own small way, with donations of wine, time and other fundraising activities.
- Mutt Lynch Winery Tasting Room; and by all means, bring your dogs! We are open to the public and no reservations are required. They offer several Wine Tasting Flights as well as a complimentary Dog Treat Tasting for your canine companion! Can’t bark about that!
- Open daily from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm – Sunday Noon to 5pm.
3. Wilson Winery
- The staff at Wilson Winery welcomes dogs with open arms, offering pups treats and water. Owners can chill on the outdoor patio and sip zinfandel while taking in the estate vineyards views.
- It’s a well-known fact that the Wilsons are known for their love of dogs. Take for example their dog-themed wine brand, 3 Dog Zin, which features the family’s three dogs, Molly, Sydney, and Victoria.
- Although Wilson Winery is known for their prized Zinfandels, they also produce a wide selection of other wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Summertime White & Blush, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Specialty Red Blends. Can you say Chardon-YAH!
- Visit Wilson daily, between 11 am and 5 pm.
4. Taft Street Winery
- Like the renegade Bordeaux winemakers known as “Garagistes,” Taft Street began in a garage rather than a grand chateau, stressing quality without pretense. Their handcrafted wines are perfect for any occasion; best enjoyed when surrounded by friends and family.
- From a backyard Berkeley garage to an old apple processing plant in Sebastopol, California, the family at Taft Street continues in the garagistes traditions to this day, crafting limited production, crowd-pleasing wines from select Sonoma County vineyards.
- We welcome visitors to our tasting room. Open Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM daily. Open weekends 11 AM to 4:30 PM.
5. Landmark Winery – Russian River Valley
- Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley on Westside Road, we offer daily tastings of our esteemed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in our historic tasting room.
- Wine Society Members receive priority access to our handcrafted, small-production wines along with complimentary tastings and invitations to exclusive events. Each April and October, our winemaker selects our best bottles to be delivered right to your door.
- Open Thur – Sun 10am to 5pm Reservations required for 8 or more.
6. Arista Winery
- From the beginning, the McWilliams have firmly believed that the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are produced in small lots. This belief has always led to an emphasis on quality over quantity and a determination to discover and develop unique vineyard sites that reflect the distinct characteristics of the Russian River Valley.
- Their most frequented offering is the Appellation Experience which is a seated, in-depth look at the vision that the McWilliams family has and how it drives their brand.
- In addition to their vineyards, the estate also features one acre of organic gardens, a thriving brood of multiple breeds of American Heritage hens, and serves as the base for honey and olive oil production. Timothy Kaulfers, their executive chef, oversees the garden and masterfully marries handcrafted wines with hand-grown produce to create truly inspiring pairings.
- The above experience is available 7 days a week from 10 am to 4 pm by appointment only.
7. Dutton-Goldfield Winery
- Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.
- Dutton Ranch is comprised of over eighty separate small vineyards, each with its own characteristics. Along with the fruit from Dutton Ranch, we also source Pinot Noir and Riesling from some spectacular single vineyard sites in Marin County, Sonoma Coast, and Anderson Valley.
- The Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA is home to our winery, tasting room, and Dutton Ranch, the source of most of our fruit. Located at the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes it one of the coolest appellations within Sonoma County.
- Open daily from Monday to Sunday from 10am – 4:30pm. No reservations required. Dogs are welcome outside.
Deerfield Ranch Winery
10200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-view on map-(707) 833-5215
Deerfield Ranch Winery, in Kenwood, the heart of Sonoma Valley, is an award winning, certified organic producer, winery crafting 15,000 cases annually. Robert Rex and associate winemaker, Cecilia Valdivia, and their team, make small lots of handcrafted wine from more than 26 carefully selected vineyards in Sonoma County. Specializing in blended wines, Deerfield is at the forefront of this modern yet traditionally based style and on the cutting edge of California winemaking techniques. Deerfield wines are renowned for their brilliant colors, rich and wonderfully complex flavors and a long finish. They tend to be fruit forward, with gentle tannins and low acid. The wines are crafted to appeal to the new, younger wine drinker while exhibiting complexity and depth that a studied wine geek or connoisseur will recognize and enjoy.
Kunde Estate Winery
9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452-view on map-(707) 833-5501
For over a century, five generations of the Kunde family have farmed our 1,850-acre estate in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Our winemaking mission is to carry on that tradition by crafting elegant, estate-grown, sustainably-farmed wines with a real sense of place—beautifully balanced and expressive of our dramatic vineyard landscape.
Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-view on map-(707) 938-3031
The land on which Larson Family Winery now sits, was once the Embarcadero, the farthest navigable point up Sonoma Creek from the San Francisco Bay, and the bustling gateway to Sonoma Valley. Where the grapes now ripen, small craft landed European visitors as early as 1823. Passengers and freight bound for Sonoma transferred here from sloops and schooners to horse and ox-drawn carriages and wagons for the ride to the Plaza.
Beginning in 1847, steamboats docked here and turned around for the voyage back to San Francisco. It was a steamboat captain named Stoffen, who built the Civil War-era farmhouse now a vacation rental and known as A Captain’s House. Tom Larson’s great-grandfather, Michael Millerick, bought the house and 120 acres of land in 1899. He raised primarily dairy cattle.
From 1929 to the early 1950’s, the Sonoma Rodeo was held on the Millerick Ranch. The largest and longest-running rodeo in the Bay Area, it was the event of the year in Sonoma. Up to 8,000 people filled the stands, and thousands dined on beef roasted in underground pits. Each year the rodeo began with a “trail drive” — down the highway and into the arena came a string of 50 bucking horses, all carrying the Millerick’s famous Circle M brand. World champion and hall of fame cowboys competed, but the locals held their own; one year vintner August Sebastiani won a roping trophy.
In 1977 Tom and his father Bob, planted the first Chardonnay vines to make home wine and gradually the 40 acres of grapes produced more wine than they could drink – hence the slogan, “We drink what we can, and sell the rest!” In 1988 Tom earned his degree in fermentation science from the University of California at Davis and the winery was founded that same year.
We hope that you and your dog have a great time exploring and visiting these Dog-Friendly Wineries. Make sure to post photos of you and your dog on our Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/wineroutes/
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