For wine lovers looking for a slower pace and fewer crowds, Sonoma Valley offers just the ticket. And there is no need to leave your best friend home; there are plenty of pet-friendly lodgings to choose from and just one look at our guide to the pet-friendly wineries of Sonoma Valley and you’ll see that vintners are a pet-loving bunch.
One particularly canine-centric vineyard is Kunde Family Estate in Kenwood. In addition to letting you bring your dog along on tours, they also celebrate Independence Day with the Doggie Festival Pawtriotic Day, held 4th of July weekend. The festival starts with an early morning dog hike and is followed by barbecue, wine tastings, and the Doggie Day Parade, with prizes for best and most patriotic costumes.
If you’re in the Valley the last full weekend in September, don’t miss the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival in Sonoma. You and your pet can watch the Blessing of the Grapes and the parade through town, along with other activities.
And after a hard day of wine tasting, you and your pet might want to unwind with a relaxing ramble. The Jack London State Historic Park in Kenwood offers just the thing. With your pet on leash, you can visit Jack’s gravesite as well as the ruins of his dream house, “Wolf House,” which burned down in 1913.
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