Dog-Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles
August 13, 2019
Pet parents listen-up! If your two greatest loves are wine and your doggo then plan your next getaway to Paso Robles Wine Country. With wide-open spaces, off-leash dog parks, special doggy activities, and more than 70 wine tasting rooms who welcome pets, you and your pup will make some great memories together.
While mom and dad sip on tasty wine, enjoy a cool patio or stroll hand-in-hand through the vineyard with your pet pal right by your side. In addition to the various dog-friendly wineries in the area, there are also a few dog parks that are worth checking out while you’re not making the wine tasting rounds.
The Sherwood Dog Park (Paso Robles), Vineyard Dog Park (Templeton), and Heilmann Dog Park (Atascadero) are all great spots for some full speed free play before hitting the road to wine taste and explore to Paso. You can also plan your trip to take part in Wine 4 Paws in April, the Vina Robles Dog Jog in May, or check-out Dog Splash Days in September.
A Few of Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles
Get out and taste! Cruise through wine country, hit Tin City, and explore downtown with your pooch. Be sure to capture these moments to share on Instagram – tag us @pasowine & #pasowine! Who knows, we may share your moment….
While there are a large variety of dog-friendly wineries and tasting rooms in the Paso Robles area, here are a few featured locations that you can explore with your pet.
For our full list of dog-friendly wineries in the area, scroll to the bottom of this article.
Bon Niche Cellars
Sitting on a beautiful 10 acres east of Paso Robles, Bon Niche Cellars has 7-acres of vineyards and is cared for by Barley, a St. Berdoodle. It was Barley’s dream of becoming a winery dog that triggered the move from a military career to that of a winemaker. This women-owned winery is “off the beaten path” and highlights locally grown grapes, incredible wine country views, and a relaxed atmosphere.
Still Waters Vineyards
Nestled amongst the hills in the beautiful south-east portion of Paso Robles, this tasting room overlooks breathtaking scenes that include 60 planted acres of sustainable vineyards, 2-acres of gardens and flowers, and a grove of 130+-year-old olive trees. Still Waters Vineyards is devoted to providing adequate habitats for native species and the biodiversity on the ranch deeply appreciate. The tasting room gardens and koi ponds are perfect for a casual picnic in the sunshine with your pet.
Four-legged friends are always welcome at Windward Vineyard! Specializing in Pinot Noir and offering a unique vertical wine tasting experience, this charming tasting room overlooks the 15-acre estate. Enjoy some rosé on the patio, play a game of bocce, or nosh from the Petite Café Menu of artisan cheeses, local salami, truffle chips, and other bites. Windward even has a special Instagram hashtag for pups who like to pose, #furryfansofwindward.
From total wine and foodie geek to winemaker, McPrice “Mac” Myers focuses on small production handcrafted Rhône wines. The tasting room and winery sit at the bottom of the 85-acre estate in the west Paso Robles Adelaide District. Pets are welcomed alongside great hospitality and award-winning wines.
Located in the heart of westside Paso Robles the ultra-modern tasting room offers prized Bordeaux wines, friendly staff, and comfort for all who visit. Tall windows and glass doors emit natural light while allowing sweeping 180-degree views of their rolling vineyards that border the lawn with café-style seating on the patio. HammerSky is also a picturesque wedding destination and features a 113-year old romantic guest farmhouse. HammerSky loves having doggy visitors run and play catch on the large grassy area and pose for pics under the giant oak.
A pioneer of Paso Robles, Gary Eberle founded Eberle Winery more than 40 years ago. Today, Eberle is one of the highest award-winning wineries in the U.S. and ranks in the top 10 of gold medal award-winning wineries in the country. This iconic winery is a must-visit offering wines by the glass, a scenic picnic deck that overlooks Paso Robles, bocce ball court, cornhole, complimentary tastings, spectacular cave tours, and most importantly love four-legged visitors!
Bushong Vintage Company
Eclectic varietals sourced from the Central Coast’s most premium vineyards showcase the depth of talent and creativity that is offered at Bushong Vintage Company. The contemporary tasting room is located in historic downtown Paso Robles with a lounge-like setting that is both fun and approachable. Bushong invites you to savor the small-lot wines, play some pinball, or choose a favorite record from the collection of over 1,000 Vinyl LP’s to play. They encourage you to be your authentic self, and all are welcome, including your best pet pal.
Barr Estate Winery
Family owned and operated, Barr Estate is a boutique winery and tasting room located in the rolling hills of the Geneseo District. With a family member usually pouring wines, this tasting experience is personal, quaint, and full of Paso Robles charm. Enjoy the estate-grown, food-friendly wines on their patio while your pup snacks on special treats.
Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines
Established in 1994, with farming at the core, this family-owned and operated winery create distinct handcrafted wines that are full of character. In the restored modern farmhouse that is the tasting room, you and your doggo will be treated to stellar Grey Wolf hospitality. A large wrap around deck, onsite farm-to-table Café, adjacent distillery, and pet perks all make for a genuine Paso Wine experience.
Two Moons Cellars
The Two Moons genesis stems from witnessing the moon and its reflection as it sets over the Pacific Ocean on a still evening on the westside mountain ranch. Each of the Rhône wines are named for human conditions or states of being. Each name, like each wine, is subject to an individual’s interpretation. The relaxing tasting room is located at the entrance to Tin City and welcomes all canines and their owners. They invite you to indulge in their balanced and terroir-driven wines while enjoying a bit of soul searching. Namaste!
Dog-Friendly Transportation & Touring
Tasting rooms aren’t the only pet-friendly part of the Paso Robles experience. To ensure everyone has the safest tasting experience possible, there are also a number of dog-friendly transportation options available for those that would rather not drive themselves.
As seasoned and wine educated tour guides who’ve worked in Napa, Sonoma, and Barcelona Spain, Toast Tours is extremely focused on hospitality and offering a personal, fun and quality experience every time. With Toast Tours you’ll enjoy digging deeper into the area and the wine and will go home memories of a lifetime. They welcome doggie friends on their tours and even provide water, treats, and poo-poo bags.
The Wine Line
The Wine Line is California’s only semi-private, door to door, “Hop On, Hop Off” wine tasting tour service. You can set your pace and create your own itinerary. They pick you up at your accommodations and start you on the loops that include 70+ wineries then you just pick and choose where you want to “hop on” and “hop off” all day long. Bring along your pooch and explore Paso Robles wine country in style!
Breakaway Tours and Wine Events
Breakaway Tours Wine and Events combines two of their favorite things, wine & doggies on their Dog-Friendly Wine Tours, offering unique tasting experiences in wine country. With over two decades of providing top-shelf, behind the scene, and off the beaten track wine tours, having our four-legged friends along for the ride makes it all the more memorable.
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A Pet-Friendly Paso Robles
Spending your time in wine country can be incredible, especially when you can share that experience with your pawed friends. But remember, not everyone loves dogs, and we want to ensure that Paso Robles is a place where everyone can feel welcome and safe. So, as a general rule, please keep your pets leashed at all times unless you’re within one of the many off-leash dog parks. Please also make sure to clean up after your pets and respect those wineries and vineyards that are not listed as pet-friendly. It’s not that they don’t like pooches, they just may have resident dogs (or cats) that prefer two-legged visitors over four-legged visitors. Paso Robles Wine Country is a beautiful place, and we want to keep it that way for all our guests.