Dog Friendly Wineries
Your dog is part of the family; if you ever go on a vacation, it just makes sense to want to bring your pet along! Luckily, San Luis Obispo is one of the most inclusive dog-friendly destinations in California. In addition to being great for tourists, San Luis Obispo also looks out for its own. Last weekend – April 8th and 9th – the city participated in Wine for Paws, a charity that raises money for the Woods Humane Society animal shelter. Over 70 participating wineries, and some olive oil companies, donated all or part of their tasting fees to help stray dogs in the county. And if you’re traveling with your dog this month – Pet-Friendly Month in SLO County – here are some of the best wineries that will welcome your dogs with open arms!
Located just off Highway 46 West in Templeton, the mediterranean style winery, surrounded by grape arbor, zinfandel vineyard, and cork trees is a long-standing favorite in the Central Coast that’s popular with visitors and tourists. There’s plenty of open space for your dog to play around in, and an 18 hole disc golf course that’s open seven days a week! Developed and ran by a Cal Poly agribusiness graduate, Castoro Cellars uses sustainable viticulture practices to create great blends and help, not hurt, the environment.
Not only is Eberle Winery absolutely gorgeous, with panoramic vineyard views and a vast ranch-style tasting room, but the wine tasting and cave tour are complimentary. You can taste a sampling of their great wines, and learn about the process of wine-making in the wine caves, at no cost to you at all. While your dog might not go on the cave tour, there is a scenic deck area with plenty of space for them to roam or even play with the winery’s resident poodles. For the more actively inclined, play bocce ball and cornhole on the deck while trying Eberle’s wines. Eberle is open from 10 am – 6 pm daily and is considered the “pioneer” of Paso Robles wine.
For a premier, yet laidback, wine tasting experience, complete with paired cheeses, visit Le Vigne winery on the east side of Paso Robles. A little bit off the beaten path from the most crowded wineries in Paso Robles, Le Vigne is open open daily from 11 – 5 pm and 6 pm on the weekends. Employees of Le Vigne make a huge effort to be dog-friendly, and offer beautiful picnic grounds to enjoy nature or grab a bite to eat.
Drive down the 46 West, just out of Paso Robles, and drive through the rolling vineyards to find Tablas Creek Vineyard, a 120 acre organic estate vineyard on Adelaida road. The tasting room at Tablas Creek has been a mainstay of Paso Robles since 1990, and they’re famous for their exquisite Rhone style varietal wines. With water bowls, treats, and friendly vineyard dogs, Tablas Creek is also a great place to sit and relax with your four-legged best friends!
Vina Robles is a very popular Paso Robles mainstay, bringing classic European charm together with new California chic in terms of their decor, tasting room, and wines. The tasting room is open every day from 10 am – 5 pm and offers a great variety of wines. With a big property and plenty of room for picnicking and playing, Vina Robles is dog-friendly and a great place to spend an afternoon in the Central Coast sun.
Celebrate pet-friendly month here with us in San Luis Obispo county! Learn more about our hotel offerings here, and we hope to see you soon.