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Dog Day Afternoons in Paso Wine Country

When it comes to wine tasting in Paso Robles, there’s no need to leave your co-pilot at home. Yes, your true best friend, confidant and wingman (no judgements here) is welcome at these laid back, dog-friendly tasting rooms located across Paso Robles Wine Country. That means you’ll find water bowls, a few treats, and compelling open spaces to sniff and roam. Plus, you’ll very likely find plenty of new friends eager to help your pup lounge the day away.

1. Free Belly Rubs!

Kiamie Cellars isn’t just a gorgeous, unpretentious place to sip on some of the best Paso reds under sunny blue skies. This scenic Adelaida Road tasting room is also home to a beautiful black Lab named Logan, and he loves to greet every new visitor with a smile (especially when those visitors are giving out free belly rubs). Swing by and give this sweet ambassador a scratch behind the ears—your dog will want to say, “hello” in a very different way. This famously dog-friendly winery hosts live music and food-centric events spring through summer, so come back often, and don’t forget to give a friendly bark to the onsite llamas and goats!

Mapping and Directions to Kiamie Cellars

2. Did Someone say Fetch?

Stop by Chronic Cellars any old time and learn why these wines aren’t just good—they’re “chronic.” Chances are, your dog will agree that those who taste hard should totally play hard, too. Picnic on the covered patio or toss a few horseshoes on the lawn, a perfect place for rolling, leaping, and lounging. You can also shoot some pool or play a game of corn hole (your dog may want to fetch the bean bag for you, and that’s totally OK). You may have to consult the rule book though to make sure dog-human alliances aren’t cheating.
Mapping and Directions to Chronic Cellars

3. Bonjour, Buddy

The French know how to make a great bottle of wine and how to have a good soiree. Écluse’s wines may be inspired by worldly travels through France, but this tasting room is down-home country at heart. Stop by this wonderfully warm and cozy tasting room Friday through Sunday for award winning reds and much-needed quality time with your best bud. Your pooch would agree: Fine wine—or a good time—need not be fancy, eh?

Mapping and Directions to Écluse

4. A Harmonious Friendship

A relaxing day at Harmony Cellars is the only way to wrap up the excitement of Paso Robles Wine Fest Weekend kicking off next month (plus, your dog will miss you to the moon and back while you’re out cavorting Friday through Saturday). On Sunday, May 20, promise your pooch a play date. Say farewell to Paso for the afternoon and hello to coastal breezes sure to perk up even the most peeved pet. Together, you’ll chill on Harmony’s hilltop deck overlooking the emerald green countryside (humans can also sip delicious whites and roses, and dine on food truck fare by Javed Kabab). No reservations required!

Mapping and Directions to Harmony Cellars

More Great Paso Robles Wineries to Chew on:

5. Four Lanterns Winery

Fling the frisbee across a wide expanse of green grass at Four Lanterns, ground zero for spring parties, barbecues, and more.
Mapping and Directions to Four Lanterns Winery

6. Sculpterra + Peachy Canyon

Picnic like you mean it and be sure to stop by Sundays, when Songwriters at Play serenades you and your pooch into a state of bliss at Sculpterra Winery.
Mapping and Directions to Sculpterra Winery


Peachy Canyon also provides a fantastic picnicking spot for the whole furry family, complete with old time gazebo. The winery hosts Summertime Saturdays, with live music jamming in the gazebo, beginning May 19 (Paso Wine Fest) through October. If you’re a local get a special “local’s discounts” through their VIPeachy program to residents of the 805 on those days.
Mapping and Directions to Peachy Canyon

7. Vines on the Mary Crest

Live tunes on tap and relaxing outdoor space make Vines on the Marycrest perfect for kicking back on a lazy weekend afternoon with your fur baby.
Mapping and Directions to Vines on the Marycrest


8. Rangeland + Oso Libre

Did someone say meats?! You can taste, chill with your pet, and pick up savory cuts of grass fed beef raised on site at Rangeland and Oso Libre. Heaven on earth for the dog? Totally.
Mapping and Directions to Rangeland


Mapping and Directions to Oso Libre


 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.

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