California Dog Friendly Wineries – Where Fido can come along for the tasting

Dog friendly wineries and vineyards

Central California Dog Friendly Wineries

You love to travel with your dog. We present here a list of wineries on the Central Coast that are happy to see you and your best friend.

Thunder - the Dover Canyon Winery dog

Until recently, it has been rather difficult to travel with your dog. Hotels had been less than accommodating to pet friendly travelers. The trend is changing with proprietors of many businesses allowing pets (with some conditions).

The city of Carmel has long been one of the most pet friendly places in Central California. And they have set the mark for dog-friendly beaches as well.

Now wineries are loosening up a bit and allowing dogs (as long as they’re friendly with other pets and people). I’ve put together a list of wineries in the area which do allow dogs and in a few cases right into the tasting room as well.

Good dog!

Dog Friendly Wineries in Central California from
North to South

Central California Dog Friendly Wineries – Santa Clara County

Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 847-8827
Open 10-5 Daily
Closed New Years Day

Kirigin Cellars was founded in 1916 which makes it one of California’s oldest wineries.

This is from their website:

“We’re dog-friendly! Your dog can run here! Want to bring the entire family wine-tasting, but are worried about the pooch feeling cooped up in the car? Your dog is welcome to stretch all 4’s on the fields. Also available for dog club events.”

Dog-friendly driving

Your dog probably won’t be driving to the winery, but they won’t have to stay in the car at these pet-friendly places.


Central California Dog Friendly Wineries – San Luis Obispo County

The lake at Bianchi winery

Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room

3380 Branch Road (off Highway 46 east of Paso Robles; approx. 6 miles east of Highway 101)
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Hours: 10-5 daily

On leash and friendly with others.

The vineyards of Eberle Winery east of Paso Robles

Eberle Winery

3810 Highway 46 East (approx. 3 miles east of Highway 101)
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-9607
10-5 daily closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

On leash and friendly with others. Eberle also has one of the few wine caves in the Paso Robles area.

Justin Winery

Justin Winery

11680 Chimney Rock Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 805/238.6932 Toll Free: 800.726.0049

This is their pet policy from the website:

“Dogs are welcome on leash in our outdoor picnic area in front of the tasting room only. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets in our tasting rooms, in our barrel caves, or on our tour route.*Service dogs and service dogs in training wearing identifiable vests are welcome in all areas.”

Dover Canyon Winery

4520 Vineyard Drive (west of Paso Robles; about 1.5 miles north of Highway 46 West)
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 237-0101

This is the winery with the big St. Bernard shown at the top of the page.

Please leave any visiting dogs in your vehicle until you have checked in with the tasting room staff. Thank you. OK on leash

Peachy Canyon Winery

1480 N. Bethel Road (Just off Highway 46 west)
Templeton, CA 93465
805/239.1918 toll free 866/335.1918
Open 7 days a week, 10:00am to 5:30pm, except major holidays

“The Peachy Canyon “Old School House” tasting room, located in the heart of Paso Robles’ wine country on Highway 46 West, remains a landmark attraction. The historic Old Bethel School House (circa 1886) is definitely a must visit. Come taste the world famous Estate Zinfandels or any of the other 15+ handcrafted small batch Rhone & Bordeaux varietals you can’t get anywhere else.”

Dogs allowed in tasting room if leashed and friendly.

Central California Dog Friendly Wineries – Santa Barbara County

Riverbench winery tasting room

Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

6020 Foxen Canyon Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Dogs should be friendly with others and leashed.

“Our tasting room is a newly restored 1920’s craftsman style house on the historic Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. We invite you to enjoy our wines and exclusive vineyard views in our comfortable yet elegant tasting room. Our beautiful outdoor patio area is ideal for a wine country picnic, and vineyard and winery tours are offered by appointment.

Our Tasting Room is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. We look forward to your visit! Please call us for a reservation for groups of 8 people or more.”


Sad to be leaving the dog friendly winer

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