Kirigin Cellars

Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Rd. Gilroy
Gilroy, California 95020
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Local Phone: (408) 847-8827
E-mail: folks@kirigincellars.com

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.

Dog Access:

  • Dogs allowed in tasting room

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Mount Madonna County Park, Santa Clara County
Bring your tent or RV and make a weekend of it, or just come for the day. Any way you slice it, Mount Madonna County Park, 10 miles west of Gilroy in Santa Clara County, contains all the elements, from ocean views to redwood forests, that epitomize Northern California. Spring wildflower season is perhaps the best time to visit this 3,688-acre preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but in winter you'll have the place virtually to yourself.  more »
Bring your tent or RV and make a weekend of it, or just come for the day. Any way you slice it, Mount Madonna County Park, 10 miles west of Gilroy in Santa Clara County, contains all the elements, from ocean views to redwood forests, that epitomize Northern California. Spring is perhaps the best time to visit this 3,688-acre preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but in late winter you'll have the place virtually to yourself. Hiking options range from easy strolls along graded fire roads to serious huffer-puffers climbing to ridge-top vantage points with views of Monterey Bay. Fido will have to stay leashed, but he's welcome to help you explore all 14 miles of designated trails. Expect frequent encounters with deer, and time your visit for late March or early April to catch the wildflower show. If your schedule permits, buzz down the hill to Kirigin Cellars, where your well-behaved companion can cut loose on 11 acres while you sample a glass of Malvasia Bianca or another featured blend from this 95-year-old winery.
Dogs running in the field at Kirigin Cellars in GilroyLots of California wineries welcome dogs, but Kirigin Cellars near Gilroy goes above and beyond. "One of our goals is to be the world's most dog-friendly winery," says Maria Bruhns, who oversees the 94-year-old establishment's tasting room. more »
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