Haute Dog! 5 Top Dog-Friendly Wineries in Napa Valley

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A weekend getaway to Napa is all the better when you can bring your best friend along. With an increasing amount of dog-friendly wineries in Napa available, there’s no reason to leave your furry friend in the hotel room—and certainly not in a hot car. We’ve dug up the best dog-friendly wineries for you and your pal.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 31 when V. Sattui Winery, our best in show, throws its annual “Pamper Your Pooch Day.” It’s a fun-filled day when dogs rule the grounds of V. Sattui Winery from noon to 4:30 p.m. They’ll be S’wag bags with special dog treats and offerings from Fideaux Outfitters for Dogs & Cats in St. Helena. Snap a photo of your pooch on the V. Sattui property and enter the “Most Adorable Dog” contest. The first 100 dog owners to check into the winery on Yelp on May 31 will receive a free V. Sattui bandana for your dog to wear.

Pet parents will get to enjoy V. Sattui’s Weekend BBQ offering freshly grilled tri-tip, prawns, ribs, and made-to-order wood-fired pizzas. Guests are also invited to savor V. Sattui’s highly-rated wine offerings, house-made sandwiches and salads, and more than 200 cheeses and charcuterie. The nice thing is you can do it with your furry friend.

“V. Sattui Winery has always been a place for families to gather and experience great wine and great food together,” says President and Co-owner Tom Davies. “In my family, and many others, dogs are a part of the family, and we’ve always felt it’s important to include them here.”

We couldn’t agree more. Now you see why V. Sattui Winery is our top dog-friendly winery. Read on to find out what other places made our list of the best dog-friendly wineries in Napa Valley.


1 V. Sattui Winery

As long as Fido is on a leash, your little sidekick can join you in the tasting room and on the picnic grounds, where you can enjoy an exquisite wine country picnic. After your wine tasting, shop for some award-winning wines then stop by the Italian marketplace and deli to pick up the rest of your picnic provisions. From crabcakes and mustard prawns to pastas, salads, sandwiches and panini, made fresh on site 7 days a week, the Italian Deli has everything you need to create the perfect picnic, including over 200 different cheeses, salami & pâtés, fresh fruits and desserts. Chef Gerardo Sainato, of Sapri, Italy, uses only the freshest of ingredients to create a sumptuous selection of dishes that change with the seasons. From there, head to the beautiful picnic grounds, spread over two acres and featuring giant oak and walnut trees, expansive lawns and colorful gardens. Photo credit: Fog Dog Studios
1111 White Ln, St Helena, CA 94574

2 St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

How can your pooch not have a tail-waggin' time at a winery that has a CCO, as in Chief Cuddle Officer? That's the title of lovable of GG, the white Lab who calls St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery CEO Emma Swain her pawrent. Not only can guests bring their dogs but employees can also since there is a dog-friendly work environment. You'll find treats and doggie bandannas in the tasting room. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the book Wine Dogs USA 3, where you'll find GG featured on pg. 81.
8440 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573

3 Frenchie Winery at Raymond Vineyards

While you experience all there is to at Raymond Vineyards--and there is plenty, thanks to its over-the-top proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset--your four-legged friend can lounge in his or her own suite at Frenchie Winery. Frenchie is the stout and ever so adorable sidekick of JCB--and he has his own wine label. It was Frenchie's vision to one day have a winery where all of his furry friends could come play with him that brought this architectural piece of art to life. Frenchie Winery was built with the belief that ALL creatures deserve a beautiful tasting room where they can enjoy the beautiful Napa Valley. At Frenchie Winery, pups can enjoy the lavish Napa Valley lifestyle in the comfort of their own outdoor, shady dog suite, complete with their very own wine barrel bed. You can watch your best friend, via a "Frenchie Cam", enjoying themselves outdoors while you enjoy your wine tasting experience indoors. Photo credit: Scott Chebegia
849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574

4 HALL Wines St. Helena

At HALL Wines in St. Helena, dogs are welcome in the beautiful courtyard but not indoors. The picture perfect setting makes anytime an ideal time to visit. However, when you go with your furry friend in October you can help other animals at the same time. Every October the winery conducts its month-long “Harvest Hounds” in the courtyard. That's where four-legged friends can get together while the bipeds taste HALL wines, with proceeds benefiting Napa Humane. Last year, $8500 was raised for Napa Humane. [Featured in the photo are from left: HALL Wines Vintner Kathryn Hall; HALL Wines Director of Hospitality Jocelyn Hoar; Darcy Tunt, Vice President Board of Director for Napa Humane; and Napa Humane Executive Director, Jane Albert.] Regardless of the time of year, well-behaved hounds can always hang with their humans at HALL.
401 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574

5 Pine Ridge Vineyards

Pooches are welcome with tasty treats at Pine Ridge Vineyards, which also actively supports Napa Humane. The pet-friendly tasting room is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and welcomes guests with an array of tasting experiences – from the intimate caves to a picnic on the lawn.
5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
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