Lots of California wineries welcome dogs, but Kirigin Cellars near Gilroy goes above and beyond. "One of our… Read more.
Kirigin's gone-to-the-dogs story starts in 2000 with a new owner who built a cricket pitch on 11 acres adjacent to the 92-year-old winery. One day a dog club came calling, asking to hold an event in the field. Word spread and dog lovers have been coming ever since.
Several clubs now host AKC-sanctioned events here, and if visitors time it right they can sip a Vino de Mocca while watching canine athletes compete in rally, obedience or lure coursing. At other times, visitors are welcome to cut their well-behaved companions loose for a romp. Be prepared to throw a tennis ball to Kirigin's ball-crazy border collie!
Please check winery website for days and hours of operation.