Dog-friendly Road Trips
With vineyards dating back to the 1800s, Carmel Valley is a rugged, rustic region west of Monterey and Pebble Beach.
The Carmel Valley’s terrain and climate is ideal for creating rich, full bodied wines; the Bordeaux varietals are favorites here, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot comprising more than 70% of the grapes grown in the district.
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The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation is one of the oldest in the state, known primarily for producing pinot noir, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. Dog-friendly wineries and tasting rooms are sprinkled through the county’s hills and towns.
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Monterey County was voted as one of the top five worldwide wine destinations by the Wine Enthusiast. With over 18 wine tasting rooms located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can stay in Cannery Row and easily visit intimate venues that feature local wines from one of California’s premier wine-producing regions.
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The Tri-Valley may be known for its world-famous wines, but these days, vino isn’t the only beverage drawing crowds here. That’s where the “Tri-Valley Beer Trail” comes in: a growing collection of 18 microbreweries, taprooms and restaurants (14 of these dog-friendly) from Danville to Livermore.
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Looking for a Sunday Funday (or any other fun day) for you and your pup?
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Tuolumne County offers year-round fresh air fun, adventure and relaxation.
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Beginning in Southern Mendocino County, Highway 128 stretches a very scenic 55 miles from Cloverdale in the south to the coast where it meets Highway 1. Along the way, you’ll travel through the Yorkville Highlands and Anderson Valley wine regions. Dog-friendly wineries abound as you travel the road from Yorkville to Boonville to Philo to Navarro.
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Madera County has a long and proud tradition of producing high-quality wine and is one of the oldest grape growing regions in America.
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The Wine Road Northern Sonoma County introduces visitors to northern Sonoma County wineries and the more than 150 devoted winemakers who call this area home. DogTrekker has created a dog-friendly itinerary based on the Wine Road treasure map and uncovered for you the many dog-welcoming wineries of the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys.
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Heading north along highway 101, about 90 miles from San Francisco, you'll reach the beginning of Mendocino County's wine country. The quaint and quiet historic town of Hopland is your starting point and as you continue to Ukiah and then to the Redwood and Potter Valleys, you will discover small family-owned tasting rooms where pets are considered part of the family.
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