Bring your faithful friends to wine country, where many wineries welcome pets year-round.
Tualatin Valley’s winemakers love their dogs, and many a friendly Fido can be found sniffing the terroir, welcoming visitors into the tasting room, and generally showing that a day touring the northern Willamette Valley’s wineries is a tail-wagging good time. Dogs are so ubiquitous at wineries, the book “Wine Dogs USA” celebrates those wineries who count happy pooches as a part of their crews.
Several Tualatin Valley wineries welcome well-behaved and friendly pets.** One winery, in particular, stands out. Located in western Washington County, Plum Hill Vineyards has been recognized as being one of the most dog-friendly wineries in the U.S. Not only are dogs allowed in the tasting room, where they are served biscuits, a fenced-in park on the site allows canines to run and play.
Each summer, more than a dozen wineries in Tualatin Valley open their doors to wine lovers and their pooches during the day-long Canines Uncorked wine-tasting event. This one-of-a-kind event invites wine lovers and their faithful four-legged friends to sample complimentary tastings at a dozen participating, dog-friendly wineries. Dogs are treated to special activities and dog-related items are available for sale at several wineries.
Most wineries in Tualatin Valley are dog-friendly (please check before visiting). Here is a list of many of the wineries that welcome dogs:
- Alloro Vineyard
- Apolloni Vineyards
- Ardiri Vineyards
- Cooper Mountain Vineyards
- David Hill Vineyards
- Dion Vineyard
- Hawks View Winery
- Helvetia Winery
- Oak Knoll Winery
- Patton Valley Vineyard
- Plum Hill Vineyards
- Raptor Ridge Winery
- Risdall Ranch Winery
- Ruby Vineyard
- Tualatin Estate
**Dogs are allowed at many wineries throughout the region; please call before visiting to ensure that dogs are allowed.
When it comes to the dog-friendly outdoors, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is tops. This year-round, full-service state park offers tent camping, RV sites and rustic cabins
Traveling with a four-legged companion can be a challenge when deciding where to lie down the dog bed for the night. Yet options abound throughout Tualatin Valley when it comes to hotels that welcome your furry companions.
The annual dog-friendly wine tasting event of the year, Canines Uncorked, returns to Tualatin Valley August 3, 2019.