Wine in the SLO Lane

By: DogTrekker Staff

San Luis Obispo County wineries dot country roads, and we’ve paw-tested a few in the Paso Robles region that are sure to please both dogs and their people. Visitors who’d like to be relieved of driving duties may utilize the services of Breakaway Tours, where you and your four-legged friend(s) will ride in private, air-conditioned comfort to three or four dog-friendly wineries. Complete your experience by adding a winery picnic lunch, including doggy snacks.

Adelaida Winery is a must for dog lovers with a passion for wine. This family-owned farm is certified through the Sustainability in Practice program and brings a long list of accolades to the table. While humans sample estate wines, canine connoisseurs are attended to with fresh water and locally made organic dog treats. 

Visitors will encounter friendly winery dogs all along the Highway 46 Paso Robles Wine Trail. Whalebone Vineyard's old English bulldog, Tiffany, is a local character whose mug graces the label on the winery’s delectable Boneyard blend. Tasters sipping through Whalebone’s menu are welcome to have friendly, leashed dogs join them in the tasting room and on the patio.

In Paso Robles’ two top-notch RV parks, Vines RV Resort and Wine Country RV Resort, welcome campers with canines. The Wine Country RV Resort is particularly accommodating, offering  two immaculate off-leash exercise areas, a dog-friendly horseshoe pit and a small vineyard where camping dogs can sniff around to their hearts’ content. Also provided is a list of nearby dog-friendly businesses, including Eos and Eberle wineries, both of which have dog-cordial patios. Eberle goes above and beyond with dogs welcome in the tasting room and on cave tours, crowds permitting. While at Eberle, make sure to say hello to the winery dogs, standard poodles Roussane and Zinfandel, while sipping a luscious Full Boar Red.