27 dog-friendly Sonoma wineries worth visiting


It’s hard to keep track of all the rules at the more than 400 wineries that call Sonoma County home in Northern California, but fortunately, finding dog-friendly wineries in these parts isn’t all that ruff. A slew of Sonoma wineries not only welcome, but look forward to meeting the pampered pooches of their guests.

If you’re ready for an afternoon of wine tasting, grab a collar and leash and plan a day of sipping delicious drinks with your four-legged friend at these dog-friendly wineries in Sonoma County, sorted by which city they’re in.

Dog-friendly wineries in Sonoma

A trio of women take in the vineyard views of Bartholomew Estate Winery while wine tasting in Sonoma, California. 

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Bartholomew Estate Vineyards and Winery

Canine companions are welcome throughout Bartholomew Estate and can relax by their owner’s feet during both indoor and outdoor tastings. Along with flights, wine here is available by the bottle and glass. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are accommodated when room allows.

Find it: 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-509-0540

Oak barrels of aging wine are stored in the caves at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California.

Oak barrels of aging wine are stored in the caves at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California.

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Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Dogs and their companions are regulars at California’s oldest family-owned winery. Held outdoors, the Rhineland Experience is best suited for Fido and friends. Reservations are required.

Find it: 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-938-5277

Vineyard dog at Larson Family Winery, a vineyard in Sonoma, California, January 29, 2022. 

Vineyard dog at Larson Family Winery, a vineyard in Sonoma, California, January 29, 2022. 

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Larson Family Winery

Pack a picnic, play bocce and sip wine. Your furry friend may even meet Louie, Rosko and Ollie, the inspirations behind Larson Family Winery’s Three Lab cabernet sauvignon. The tasting room was destroyed by a fire in March 2022, but outdoor tastings are still available. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are accepted when space allows.

Find it: 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-938-3031

As the sun rises over a cloudy Sonoma Valley farm, workers pick grapes at the Roche Winery.

As the sun rises over a cloudy Sonoma Valley farm, workers pick grapes at the Roche Winery.

Roche Winery

The outdoor tasting areas at both the Roche Winery in southern Sonoma Valley and the downtown Sonoma tasting room are dog-friendly. (During the winter months, both outdoor tasting areas are tented with heaters.) At the winery location, pups and their parents are welcome to explore the grounds and surrounding vineyards. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended at the winery for Saturday and Sunday visits.

Find it: (Winery) 22097A Bonness Road, Sonoma, CA 95476; (Tasting Room) 122 West Spain St., Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-935-7115

Dog-friendly wineries in Glen Ellen

A woman enjoys an outdoor fire pit at B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, California.

A woman enjoys an outdoor fire pit at B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, California.

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B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company

You might want to get a dog-sitter if you’re thinking about the Taste of B.R. Cohn wine and food pairing, but the rest of this Glen Ellen winery’s tasting experiences can be enjoyed on the patio with your furriest drinking buddy. Reservations are required, so plan ahead.

Find it: 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; 707-938-4064

The outdoor seating area at Abbot's Passage Winery + Mercantile in Glen Ellen, CA. 

The outdoor seating area at Abbot’s Passage Winery + Mercantile in Glen Ellen, CA. 

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Abbot’s Passage Winery + Mercantile

Founded by sixth-generation vintner Katie Bundschu, Abbot’s Passage welcomes guests with floppy ears. Tastings and bottle service are available at picnic tables in the Olive Grove and you can also kickback in an Adirondack chair or pay a game of shuffleboard.

Find it: 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442; 707-939-3017

Dog-friendly wineries in Kenwood

A stack of wine barrels sits on the side of the road near the entrance to Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, California.

A stack of wine barrels sits on the side of the road near the entrance to Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, California.

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Deerfield Ranch Winery

Canine companions are welcome at Deerfield Ranch, where they even have a winery dog named Obi Wine Kenobi. Naturally, the standard poodle has his own wine label: May All Fours Be With You. “Star Wars” fans are clearly also welcome to sip here.

Find it: 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452; 707-833-5215

A dog sits on his owner's lap at Kunde Family Winery in Kenwood, CA. 

A dog sits on his owner’s lap at Kunde Family Winery in Kenwood, CA. 

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Kunde Family Winery

Pups are welcome to tag along on all tasting options at Kunde Family Winery except the Mountain Top Tour & Tasting. The winery offers estate dog hikes that include wine tasting and lunch on select dates every year; a portion of the fees are donated to local, nonprofit animal rescue organizations.

Find it: 9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452; 707-833-5501

A dog named Reminis joins her owners at Landmark Vineyards for afternoon wine tasting.

A dog named Reminis joins her owners at Landmark Vineyards for afternoon wine tasting.

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Landmark Vineyards

Dogs can’t venture into the tasting room, but they are welcome outdoors at this scenic property along Highway 12. If you decide to add the curated cheese tasting that pairs with each wine flight, it’s up to you whether or not you share any nibbles with your four-legged guest.

Find it: 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452; 707-833-0053

Dog-friendly wineries in Santa Rosa

A tasting flight at Balleto Vineyards

A tasting flight at Balleto Vineyards

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Balleto Vineyards

Sonoma County natives John and Terri Balletto are always thrilled when dogs bring their humans to taste. The winery has a trio of pups (prominently included among the winery’s online list of employees) that you may meet during your visit. Tastings are seated and reservations are recommended.

Find it: 5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; 707-568-2455

Bottles of Belden Barns wine on a counter.

Bottles of Belden Barns wine on a counter.

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Belden Barns

While you sip wine in a tasting room converted from a century-old dairy barn, your well-behaved best friend is allowed to roam, off-leash, among the vines and farmstead at Belden Barns. Reservations are required. Be sure to snap a photo near the wishing tree. You can thank us later.

Find it: 5561 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; 415-577-8552

Dog-friendly wineries in Healdsburg

The patio area at Amista Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. 

The patio area at Amista Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. 

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Amista Vineyards

Dogs can enjoy the good life at this Healdsburg winery, lounging by their human’s side on the patio. Still and sparkling wine is available for tasting at Amista and reservations are recommended, especially on weekends.

Find it: 3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-431-9200

A dog joins his owner for wine tasting at Bacchus Landing in Healdsburg, CA.

A dog joins his owner for wine tasting at Bacchus Landing in Healdsburg, CA.

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Bacchus Landing

This relative newcomer in Healdsburg is a dog-lover’s dream. Eight boutique wineries call this 3-acre oasis home, each with a Fido-friendly tasting room. There’s both indoor and outdoor space, all at one address. Smith Story, one of the brands that calls the place home, has its own famous winery dog, Lord Sandwich, who has his own nonprofit called Socks for Sandwich, and is always welcoming friends.

Ten percent of every bottle of Montagne Russe’s BirchBark Pinot Noir is donated to a nonprofit that provides financial assistance for veterinary expenses. Meanwhile, 13th & Third, Aldina Vineyards, Convene by Dan Kosta, Dot Wine, The Setting Wines and Westside Sparkling, round out the long list of dog-friendly tasting spots at Bacchus Landing.

Find it: 14210 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-395-0697

Exterior of the patio at Breathless Wines in Healdsburg.

Exterior of the patio at Breathless Wines in Healdsburg.

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Breathless Wines

Pups are welcome on the Breathless Wines tasting room patio while their humans sip flights of sparkling or still vino. Dog or no dog, reservations are required.

Find it: 499 Moore Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-395-7300

Two dogs join their owners for wine tasting at Lambert Bridge in Healdsburg, CA. 

Two dogs join their owners for wine tasting at Lambert Bridge in Healdsburg, CA. 

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Lambert Bridge

Treats and water bowls are waiting for pups lucky enough to make the trip to Lambert Bridge. Wine tasting experiences are by appointment only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Depending on weather, guests can enjoy the experience indoors or outside.

Find it: 4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 800-975-0555

Inside the tasting room at Portalupi Wine

Inside the tasting room at Portalupi Wine

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Portalupi Wine

Dogs are famiglia at this self-proclaimed “Cal-Ital” tasting room in Healdsburg. Wines the likes of Nebbiolo, Primitivo, Riserva Barbera and Old Vine Zinfandel, are inspired by the Italian roots of the owners. Reservations are encouraged at Portalupi on the weekends.

Find it: 107 North St., Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-395-0960

A dog walks around the outdoor area at West Wines. 

A dog walks around the outdoor area at West Wines. 

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West Wines

The winery cat at West Wines, a classy tuxedo named Jane Bond, loves when well-behaved pups visit the vine-facing patio. Water and treats are a given, along with a chance to star on the winery’s Instagram highlights (as long as it’s okay with the parental units). Reservations are recommended.

Find it: 1000 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-433-2066

The patio at Wilson Winery

The patio at Wilson Winery

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Wilson Winery

Dogs (and even the occasional cat) get the VIP treatment at Wilson Winery — think treats, water and plenty of pets. Molly’s Zinfandel is named after the Wilson Family’s first winery dog, and a portion of sales from the Three Dog Zin label go to local animal shelters and nonprofit rescues. Reservations are highly suggested.

Find it: 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-433-4355

Dog-friendly wineries in Geyserville

A stunning view from the patio at Dutcher Crossing Winery

A stunning view from the patio at Dutcher Crossing Winery

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Dutcher Crossing Winery

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at any tasting at this idyllic Dry Creek Valley property, but if your pup likes to get up and go early, check out the Good Morning Tour & Tasting. The wine flight is paired with local pastries.

Find it: 8533 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA 95441; 707-431-2700

Dog-friendly wineries in Windsor

Inside La Crema winery in Windsor, CA. 

Inside La Crema winery in Windsor, CA. 

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La Crema

Enjoy an Estate Tasting with your furry friend on one of La Crema’s patios or reserve a picnic table where you can take advantage of bottle service with your wine country picnic. Outside food is also allowed. Reservations are required.

Find it: 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492; 707-525-6200

A very happy pup enjoying the breeze at Mutt Lynch Winery

A very happy pup enjoying the breeze at Mutt Lynch Winery

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Mutt Lynch Winery

Every wine at Mutt Lynch Winery boasts a dog-inspired label, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pups are welcome in the tasting room. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

Find it: 9050 Windsor Road, Windsor, CA 95448; 707-687-5089

Dog-friendly wineries in Sebastopol

Red wine grapes in a vineyard 

Red wine grapes in a vineyard 

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Chenoweth Wines

They need a heads up ahead of time when you bring a dog, but the 800 acres of vineyards and redwoods at Chenoweth Ranch will make your pup’s tail wag with delight. Reservations are required.

Find it: 5550 Harrison Grade Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-331-2734

A dog joins his owner for wine tasting at Dutton-Goldfield in Sebastopol, CA. 

A dog joins his owner for wine tasting at Dutton-Goldfield in Sebastopol, CA. 

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Dutton-Goldfield

Pups can expect plenty of belly rubs, while their parents enjoy an outdoor tasting at this popular Sebastopol winery specializing in pinot noir and chardonnay. Tastings are held by appointment but walk-ins are accepted when space allows.

Find it: 3100 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-823-3887

Guest enjoy cider and wine flights outside at Horse & Plow. 

Guest enjoy cider and wine flights outside at Horse & Plow. 

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Horse & Plow

Pet parents can choose between wine and cider at this West County, dog-friendly favorite. The picnic tables at Horse & Plow are available by reservation for groups of six or less.

Find it: 1272 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-827-3486

Huntress, the Vineyard Cat at Lynmar Estate Winery in Sebastopol, CA. 

Huntress, the Vineyard Cat at Lynmar Estate Winery in Sebastopol, CA. 

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Lynmar Estate

Dogs are welcome to bask in the sun on the patio at the scenic Lynmar Estate in Sebastopol. It’s a good idea to note your pup will be joining when you make the required reservation, as the staff at Lynmar appreciate knowing in advance.

Find it: 3909 Frei Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-829-3374

Dogs are always welcome at Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery in Sebastopol, CA. 

Dogs are always welcome at Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery in Sebastopol, CA. 

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Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery

If you had any doubts, the massive dog sculptures that stand guard among the vineyard at Marimar Estate should assure you that dogs are welcome at this Catalan-inspired property. Owned and operated by a dynamic mother-daughter duo, arrive hungry for the seated Tapas & Wine Pairing — it’s like nothing else in wine country.

Find it: 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-823-4365

Dog-friendly wineries on the Sonoma Coast

A glass with a small amount of red wine in it sits on an outdoor table at Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery in Jenner, CA. 

A glass with a small amount of red wine in it sits on an outdoor table at Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery in Jenner, CA. 

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Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery

Hounds and their humans get the best seats in house at Fort Ross: the patio. The winery is located just a mile from the ocean and that patio boasts some of the most striking views on the Sonoma Coast. Be sure to let the winery know you are bringing a pet with you when you make a reservation.

Find it: 15725 Meyers Grade Road, Jenner, CA 95450; 707-847-3460

This story was edited by Hearst National Editor Kristina Moy, you can contact her at [email protected]





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