California Wine Country

California Wine Country

California’s wonderful year-round weather is as good for the wine we produce as it is for those who live and visit here. Abundant sunshine assures a long grape-growing season and world-class wines and over 600 vineyards that DogTrekkers and their four-legged companions find irresistible.

Featured Wine Area:

For detailed information about the area you're interested in visiting this fall, click on it in the map below.

Mendocino San Luis Obispo Sonoma Lake County Napa Yolo Livermore Valley Santa Cruz Monterey Sacramento Nevada Placer El Dorado El Dorado Calaveras readers have told us that visiting a winery with their dogs is the No. 1 attraction they enjoy. This map will help you explore California's wine growing regions. Our favorites include Napa Valley, Mendocino County, Sonoma County, Sacramento and the Gold Country and Santa Cruz County.


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Pawsport Napa Valley is Back!

Pawsport Napa Valley is Back!

Pawsport Napa Valley returns May 18-21, 2017, benefiting Napa Humane. Springtime in Napa Valley, dog-friendly wineries and a great cause — what could be sweeter for you and your pup?

Pawsport is a four-day weekend of dog-friendly wine tasting, and each $75 Pawsport gets you $500 worth of exclusive wine tastings and winery discounts, not to mention dog treats, souvenirs, and lots more.  more »

All Paws Welcome on the Napa Valley Vine Trail

On the trail - Photo Credit: @nvvinetrail
On the trail - Photo Credit: @nvvinetrail

Looking for ways to combine hiking with wine tasting and a really tasty lunch? A new opportunity for DogTrekkers awaits along the newly inaugurated Napa Valley Vine Trail, a paved, multiuse path that eventually will stretch 47 miles from the Vallejo ferry terminal to Calistoga. For now, a 12.5-mile segment from Napa’s Kennedy Park to the tony enclave of Yountville is ready for feet, paws and bicycles, with only a short stretch requiring a detour onto city streets. more »

Gourmet Chow-downs With Your Pup

Dining doggie
Dining doggie

The dog-friendly attitudes that prevail at Napa Valley wineries extend to many of the region’s famous restaurants, as well, meaning that as long as the weather is fair, you can dine at an outdoor table with Bodie at your side. Let’s start with the dog-friendly, Michelin-recognized places first. more »

Weatherproof Wine Tasting With Your Dog

Xena and Willow at Clos Pegase Winery. Photo Credit: @xenaandwillow
Xena and Willow at Clos Pegase Winery. Photo Credit: @xenaandwillow

Wineries in the Napa Valley number in the hundreds, and it’s a rare facility open to the public that turns away imbibers with leashes in hand. While some facilities relegate four-legged guests to their picnic grounds, others invite furry friends to belly up to the bar with their people (yes, Lucy, that’s a jar of treats on the counter…). Here are some weatherproof suggestions for winter wine tasting with a dog at your side. more »

Where to Nod Off With Nina

Westin Verasa - Photo Credit: Sarah_Ackerman (CC)
Westin Verasa - Photo Credit: Sarah_Ackerman (CC)

While there aren’t quite as many lodging properties in the Napa Valley as there are wineries, the options, from luxury resort properties to charming B&Bs to all manner of hotels, can still overwhelm. Where to start? With your budget, of course. more »

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Dog Travel Events

San Luis Obispo

9th Annual Wine 4 Paws
April 8, 2017 to April 9, 2017

875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, California 93405
Map & directions


Tailwags and Handbags
April 28, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
18000 Old Winery Rd., Sonoma, California 95476
Map & directions


Pawsport Napa Valley 2017
May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017

Napa, California 94558
Map & directions


WineaPAWlooza 2017
July 29, 2017 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
7554 Saint Helena Hwy., Napa, California 94558
Map & directions

Emergency Services

Beach House Inn
100 Pudding Creek Rd.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Phone: (707) 961-1700

Boonville Downtown Cottage
Next to the firehouse at 14281 Hwy. 128
Boonville, California 95415
Phone: (707) 895-3979

Wine Country RV Park
2500 Airport Road
Paso Robles, California
Phone: (866) 927-8669

Humane Societies/Shelters

SPCA for Monterey County
1002 Highway 68
Salinas, California 93908
Phone: (831) 422-4721

A-Pal Humane Society
PO Box 190
Jackson, California 95642
Phone: (209) 223-0410

Woods Humane Society
875 Oklahoma Avenue
San Luis Obispo, California 93405
Phone: (805) 543-9316


Blue Ravine Animal Hospital
1770 Prairie City Rd.
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 984-0990

Banfield Pet Hospital
2375 Iron Point Rd
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 817-2538

Folsom Veterinary Hospital
803 Reading St.
Folsom, California 95630
Phone: (916) 985-4700

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