Wine and Dogs

Is there anything better than wine and dogs? Not in my book. There’s pretty much nothing I like to do more than hang out with my dogs and drink wine. One of the things I look forward to the most in the summer are dog-friendly nights at local wineries. Several local places host nights where dogs can come to the winery with you to hang out while you enjoy a glass of wine.

Here are the local wineries to check out this summer:

Debonne Vineyards – Woof Wednesdays

Stop by the vineyards after 5 pm to enjoy some wine and music with your furry best friends. Each week $.50 cents from every wine and beer glass, $1 from every bottle of wine purchased in house and 10% of all food sales from the outdoor grill will be donated to a different shelter. More information can be found on the website:

Here are the upcoming dates:

June 1 – Ashtabula APL
June 15 – Dachshund Rescue
June 29 – Lake Humane Society
July 13 – NE Ohio Greygound Rescue
July 27 – Lake Humane Society
August 10 – Dachshund Rescue
August 24 – Ashtabula APL
September 7 – NE Ohio Greygound Rescue
September 21 – Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue
October 5 – TBD


Winery at Wolf Creek – Yappy Hour

On the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00–8:00 p.m. bring your dog to hang out on the lawn at the Winery at Wolf Creek. Proceeds from the yappy hour will benefit Give Pets a Chance ( Tickets are $10 per person at the door and include a raffle entry, a glass of wine, and goodies for your dog ($5 per person for nondrinkers includes a soda or bottle of water). Find out more here:

Grand River Cellars – Woof, Wag and Wine

This annual event will be held on June 18 and benefits the Lake Humane Society. Bring your dog to enjoy the vineyards, as well as enjoy a wine tasting, live music, the chance to win great prizes in various raffles and games. I highly recommend you bring chairs if you want to hang out for a bit and enjoy some wine. Although they say there is some seating, when I went last year there was nowhere to sit so it made it very hard to enjoy a glass of wine. Find out more details here:


Thorncreek Winery – Yappy Hour

Beginning the first week of June, you can bring your dog to this Aurora winery on the first Thursday of the month through October. Find out more details here:

Other Dog-Friendly Winery Options

Sarah’s Vineyards in Cuyahoga Falls always allows dogs in its front picnic table area and Debonne allows dogs outside on other nights besides Woof Wednesdays. As always, it’s a good idea to call ahead and check before bringing your dog though!


Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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