It’s the fifth largest wine-producing region in the country—and it’s a hop, skip, and a jump away from Washington D.C. Not only is nearby Virginia one of the biggest wine producers in the U.S., it’s also one of the friendliest towards dogs, with more than 120 pet-friendly wineries. We narrowed down our list to the seven of the most popular dog-friendly wineries near the nation’s capital. D.C. dog parents, take note.
- Dogs allowed on large, lush grass patio with great views
- Holds an annual event, “Dog Day” with food, vendors, music, and rescue groups
- Voted Virginia’s favorite winery
- Known as one of the most dog-friendly wineries in the state
- Winery referred to as “BOW”
- Holds multiple charity events for shelters and rescues
- Offers dog treats
- Describes itself as the “winery that dogs built”
- Sells dog-related artwork
- Holds events like “Black Dog Music Festival” and adoption days
- Leashed dogs allowed in tasting room or in the courtyard
- Web domain is: thedogs.com—’nuff said
- A vineyard and an off-leash dog park? Yes, please!
- Holds Yappy Hour on the lawn for pets to socialize
- Enjoy the outdoor patio with your dog
- Leashed dogs allowed in tasting room
- Dogs allowed to run off-leash
- Meadow area near the creek to play
- Sit along the vines for tastings
- Enter your dog for pet of the month to receive 10% off wine and a reserved table
- Large, lush outdoor area where dogs are welcome
- Enjoy lunch on the patio, or bring your own
- Historic property with scenic views
- More than 200-acre property, where dogs are allowed on leash
- Pet-friendly indoor tasting rooms
- Spacious front lawn, perfect for a picnic!
The Bottom Line
It seems most wineries around D.C. allow dogs to some extent on their property, but these picks go above and beyond to welcome furry visitors! From on-site dog parks to labels showing their love, these D.C.-area dog-friendly wineries are woof-tastic.