The Napa Valley rolls out the red carpet for its four-legged visitors who enjoy pet-friendly hospitality at many of the valley’s wineries, restaurants, and lodging establishments that provide extra special treats for human’s favorite companions. So, plan your Napa Valley getaway and bring the pups along to share the “pet-perks” year-round.
Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa offers their Happy Tails & Trails Dog Walk monthly, beginning at the Bouchaine tasting room and ending at the Vineyard Terraces overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Humans receive a glass of wine to end the walk, and pets are gifted a bag of treats. Reservations are required and dogs must be on a leash.
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Trefethen Family Vineyards in Napa welcomes pets with dog bowls, and ‘bark bites” from winery chef, Chris Kennedy Aken. Dog beds are also available upon request, and well-behaved pups may be eligible for doggie massages by a Trefethen wine educator.
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Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena has an entire “winery” dedicated to Frenchie, owner Jean Charles Boisset’s French bulldog. While guests take in the Raymond experience at “Frenchie Winery,” pups may enjoy their own Napa Valley getaway in an outdoor, shady dog suite, complete with their very own wine barrel doggie bed and water tasting bar.
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Rutherford Ranch Winery in St. Helena is pet-friendly both inside the tasting room and on the patio. The winery also hosts an annual Dogs in the Vineyard event, mentioned on Waggle TV, with 2020
dates coming soon.
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Whitehall Lane Winery in St. Helena allows pet lovers to celebrate their furry-friend by creating a customized wine label featuring their pet in the sidecar of the winery’s red scooter, to be placed on a bottle of their signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Dog treats are also offered in both the tasting room and the courtyard.
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Other Napa Valley wineries that roll out the red carpet for pets include Napa Cellars, Chimney Rock Winery , Cuvaison, Anarchist Wine Co. tasting room at Vista Collina Resort, Jessup Cellars, Elizabeth Spencer Winery, Peju Province Winery, Rutherford Hill Winery, and Pope Valley Winery. A complete list of pet-friendly wineries may also be found at www.napavintners.com.
Former California Governor Jerry Brown, the proud owner of two Welsh Corgi mixes, signed a bill into law in January 2015 making it legal to bring dogs to restaurants as long as they remain leashed in an outdoor dining section and away from any food preparation. Current Governor Gavin Newsom, also the owner of two dogs, continues to support the law.
Many Napa Valley restaurants feature alfresco areas to pamper your pet and welcome four-legged visitors who will dine in style. A few pet-friendly restaurants include:
In the city of Napa, Gran Electrica , the deck at Oxbow Public Market, Compline Wine Bar and Restaurant, and Angèle Restaurant & Bar all feature outdoor dining for you and your pooch. In St. Helena, Archetype, Goose & Gander, and The Charter Oak welcomes well-behaved bowsers, as does Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono in Yountville. Solbar at Solage, Roadhouse 29, and Calistoga Inn and Brewery in Calistoga both have outdoor dining areas ideal for dining with your four-legged friends.
Several Napa Valley hotels and resorts also welcome four-legged guests and provide special amenities tailored to their needs.
Archer Hotel in downtown Napa offers a personalized welcome card for your pet, as well as a tennis ball, plush bone chew toy, a doggy bed, tennis ball and a bag of Buddy Biscuits. The hotel also offers an information card with local animal hospitals, dog-friendly parks, groomers and pet services in the area.
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SENZA Hotel in Yountville pampers V.I.Pets with a plush mat, water dish and food bowl. Upon mentioning “a Dog’s Day in Napa Valley,” the resort will waive their pet fee.
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Bardessono in Yountville provides pet bowls, a bed, and a special welcome amenity and check-in to their four-legged guests. The hotel now also offers a “Bone Appetite Menu’ available in Lucy Restaurant, with dishes ranging from Muttballs to the Baconator and a festive Beefy Brown Ale beer or ZinfanTail wine pairing.
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Harvest Inn in St. Helena welcomes furry friends as part of the family with their Happy Tails special. The package includes local dog treats from Fideaux St. Helena, pet bowls, a bed, and a Harvest Inn tennis ball.
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Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga offers a gourmet welcome amenity to dogs of all sizes, plus a Canine Culinary Room service menu featuring dishes like braised short rib served over brown rice and organic chicken. The resort also provides pet-friendly activities like their “Applewood-Smoked Bacon Scavenger Hunt.”
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Other Napa Valley hotels and resorts that pamper pets include Westin Verasa Napa, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Vista Collina Resort, North Block Hotel, Lavender Inn Napa, Maison Fleurie Inn, Wine Country Inn, Calistoga Motor Lodge, and. For a complete list of hotels, visit VisitNapaValley.com