Dog-Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles
February 16, 2022
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, pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks, and more than 70 wine tasting rooms that welcome pets, you and your pup will make some great memories together. We’ve included dog-friendly transportation, tours, and restaurants to help you take the worry out of planning your next trip to Paso with your furry companion.
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 several dog parks that are worth checking out while you’re not making the wine tasting rounds. 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 a very popular special weekend, Wine 4 Paws April 9 – 10 where wineries, restaurants, and olive oil producers come together to raise funds for Woods Humane Society and help homeless pets.
A Few of Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles
Get out and taste! Cruise through the rolling hills of wine country, hit the urban collective winemaking area of Tin City, or explore the vibrant diversity of downtown with your pooch. Be sure to capture these moments to share on Instagram – tag #PasoWine and #PasoWineDogs! Who knows, we may reshare 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 southeast 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 is reflected in the full-of-flavor wines. The tasting room gardens and koi ponds are perfect for a casual picnic in the sunshine with your pet.
Asuncion Ridge Vineyards
Asuncion Ridge specializes in small lot, handcrafted, ultra-premium wines sourced from some of the most well-known vineyards in Paso Robles. Located just 1 mile from downtown Paso, visit their brand new home on Peachy Canyon Road in the newly renovated tasting space. This open-air experience also has a glorious large outdoor patio perfect for you and your pooch to soak-up wine country.
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.
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 for gold medal award-winning wineries in the country. This iconic winery is a must-visit offering wine 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 creates 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.
If you’re fortunate enough to visit Lone Madrone you’ve arrived at a pretty special place. It’s unpretentious, friendly yet classy; a great place to sample exquisite wine and eat great food. Perfect for relaxing with your pet-pals, friends, and making a few new ones along the way. Moving from their Adelaida Road tasting room to 3750 Highway 46 West, you won’t be disappointed when you experience a Burger Sunday or a wine club dinner cooked by the exceptional Chef Jeffrey Scott. We in Paso live by their motto: eat, drink, & be merry!
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 pets on their tours and even provide water, treats, and poo-poo bags.
Uncorked Wine Tours
Want to go wine tasting but don’t want to leave your dog at home? You are in luck! Uncorked Wine Tours, voted top 5 wine tours in the country by USA TODAY, is pet friendly and so are most of the wineries. Uncorked can customize your experience from beginning to end to include all pet-friendly places so you and your pup can enjoy the day! Uncorked Wine Tours is also the main sponsor for Wine 4 Paws weekend which is a fun time to tour the wineries and support the local Woods Humane Society and our local furry friends.
The Wine Line
The Wine Line is a 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!
SLO Safe Ride
What’s a wine tour if you can’t bring your fluffy, four-legged best friend with you? At SLO Safe Ride, the Central Coast’s leader in transportation, we offer dog-friendly vehicles and a barkin’ good time for your Paso Robles wine tours. Enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary, 3-4 winery stops, and a comfortable vehicle with a professional chauffeur for your adventure in wine country.
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.
There are many dog-friendly restaurants in Paso Robles that will welcome your loyal companion with open arms. We recommend making a reservation by calling the restaurant directly so that you can confirm a place that you and Bandit will be comfortable to dine.
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And that’s not all! Click here for a full list of all the dog-friendly wineries in Paso Robles.
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.