Updated: Sep 17, 2022
No trip is ever fun without your friends tagging along, making you smile and laugh with their silly antics and crazy ideas.
But when it comes to loyalty, few can compare to Man’s best friend: cuddly canines and their undying devotion to their owners.
So, of course, when you plan to travel to an exotic new location, it probably doesn’t occur to you to check if they “accept” dogs. You live, eat and go shopping with your pet—as far as you’re concerned, they’re family!
Unfortunately, not making sure if a restaurant, ranch or resort allows pets can put a damper on your fun—and in some cases, compel you to settle for a less than ideal alternative that’s pet-friendly.
Paws and Reflect
The last place you’d probably take your dog to is an authentic upscale winery.
A symbol of sophistication and class, wine estates aren’t exactly known for their animal-hospitality.
This can be incredibly frustrating for wine enthusiasts with pet dogs, who enjoy traveling to wine regions, but regret leaving their precious pups in the hands of a friend or dog-sitter.
Well, lucky for you, Artisan Excursion is a big animal-lover at heart, which is why we we make sure to include dog-friendly wineries in our wine tours, so you don’t have to explore Santa Barbara Wine County without your furry companion!
In the spotlight today, we have:
Nestled in the heart of Solvang, this dog-friendly wine tasting room has a laid-back vibe that definitely doesn’t compromise on the quality of its wine.
Bring your pup and kids (in no particular order, ahem), and let ‘em kick back and enjoy their dog beds, water and treats for pooches, and coloring books, puzzles, Wi-Fi and TV for kiddos!
Perfect for an unpretentious, feel-good wine tasting experience.
Do you and your pup love grooving to music? Then head over to CaliLove, a tasting room with wine bottles named after songs!
Great music, great wine AND great with dogs? What’s not to love?
Alta Maria Vineyards
This one’s in Los Olivos, and besides offering an exquisite wine tasting experience, it gives your dog plenty of room to frolic around on-leash.
Mingle with other dog-owners or relax in the afternoon with a bottle of excellent locally-sourced Californian wine, while your canine companion makes some friends of his or her own!
Need a little guidance getting around?
Call our friendly staff for quick and convenient excursion services, including guided wine tours and airport transportation in Santa Ynez. We can’t wait to see you and your furry friend!