6 Great Dog Friendly Wineries in the Napa Valley

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You are dreaming about an escape to wine country and spending your day sipping some delicious wines in the sunshine… But there is a problem: you don’t want to leave you furry friend alone at home or in the hotel waiting for you.

No need to worry, the solution you need is right here! We have selected 6 amazing dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley. Bonus: they all allow dogs in the tasting room (on a leash), so your pooch will always stay by your side!

So don’t just dream about that tasting, make it happen with your K-9 companion. Isn’t life great?

Dogs allowed everywhere.

Frenchie Winery, owned by Jean-Charles Boisset, was created after his French bulldog “Frenchie”, which can be seen everywhere in the winery.
Dogs have their own outdoor shaded dog suite, complete with a wine barrel bed and filtered water. You get it; dogs are kings here.

Fun Fact: While sipping your wine in the Tasting Room, you can watch your dog playing outside thanks to the ‘Frenchie Cam’, a wireless video monitor.  

Dogs allowed everywhere.

The Cuvaison Estate Wines tasting room is located in the stunning Carneros region of Napa. A required character trait of each staff member is to be a true dog lover.

On their website, they even have a page dedicated to the dogs of Cuvaison employees: discover it here.

Dogs allowed everywhere.

The Regusci family consider themselves big farmers and small winemakers. The ranch has open pasture for goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, horses, chickens, turkeys and ducks. Every part of this beautiful estate screams animal lover!

Ruby and Rascal, their two adorable labs, are the official winery guardians.

Dogs allowed everywhere.

Producing 90+ rated Estate wines in the Napa Valley, Baldacci Family Vineyards is located in the world-renown Stags Leap District of Napa.

Their dog, Beau “The Cab Lab”, is a real star on their Instagram profile: check it out here. 

Dogs allowed everywhere.

Located in the Stags Leap District, Clos du Val Winery was founded by two men who were born into the French wine business.

Their happy wine dog, Wally, is always ready to check the vineyard’s progress and chase a squirrel or two.

Dogs allowed everywhere.

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a 100% Estate Grown and sustainably farmed winery. They are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region of Napa.

The winery is a dog-friendly work environment, where guests and employees can bring their dogs! You will find dog treats and St. Supéry doggie bandanas available in the tasting room.

If you would like to get to know more of the dog-friendly wineries in the Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners website has a complete list. Also see DogTrekker, a specialized dog-friendly travel website.

And if you plan to visit a winery which is NOT dog-friendly, check out a company called Dog-Friendly Wine Tours, which offers customized tours in Napa and Sonoma.

Dan Cartwright, a professional animal trainer, is happy to share his knowledge of the wonderful wine tasting regions of Napa, Sonoma and surrounding areas, while he takes care of you and your four legged friends! Discover their offers here.

If you haven’t found your 2016 Calendar yet, this one should be perfect for you. 


There you have it. 6 dog-friendly wineries to make your next trip to wine country with your favorite furry friend possible. Finally, wine tasting has gone to the dogs!

Do you have other favorite dog-friendly wineries I left out? Let me know in the comments section.

Louise Veron – louise@vinovisit.com

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at VinoVisit.com

Originally from Bordeaux (France), I moved to the Napa Valley to work for VinoVisit.com last February. I just finished my trilingual Master’s degree in Wine Tourism and International Marketing and graduated with honors. As a real food and wine lover, I’m enjoying exploring the area and relating my discoveries from a very French point of view.


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