10 Dog-Friendly Wineries in Virginia and Maryland

When planning a day trip to a local winery, most folks look for great scenery, nice vintages and a place to spread out the nibbles for a picnic. But in many cases, dog owners have to leave their four-legged friends at home. Here’s a list of 10 vineyards in Virginia and Maryland that allow dogs, as long as they’re on a leash and owners clean up after them. Here’s a toast to Fido.

1 Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn

Located about an hour from D.C., Aspen Dale is a great winery for animal lovers. Not only can you bring your dog, but there are miniature horses and goats roaming the property.

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11083 John Marshall Highway
Delaplane, VA 20144
(540) 364-1722

2 Barrel Oak Winery

This one might be the most Fido-friendly of the bunch. First clue: five dogs with cute names like Barley and Bogart can “guide” you through the website. Second clue: The winery has a YouTube video showcasing their love of kids and dogs. Third clue: It made American Winery Guide’s list of the most dog-friendly wineries.

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3623 Grove Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144
(540) 364-6402

3 Breaux Vineyards

Dogs can accompany visitors to the winery, but they’re not permitted at the winery’s festivals. The exception, however, is Dog Day at Breaux — an annual celebration with live music, food and dog vendors.

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36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132
(540) 668-6299

4 Chateau Morrissette Winery

This winery probably ties with Barrel Oak for putting the dogs before the wines. It, too, made American Winery Guide’s cut, in part because it describes itself as “the winery that dogs built.” Founder David Morrisette relied on his black lab Hans as his trusty companion during harvest season for lapping up any wine that was spilled. The name of their website is even a tribute to man’s best friend.

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287 Winery Road Southwest
Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 593-2865

5 Early Mountain Vineyards

Sip a glass of rosé, Merlot, or chardonnay at this winery near Charlottesville. Have lunch there, or bring along provisions to enjoy in their picnic area. Just remember to pack a snack for the dog.

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6109 Wolftown Hood Rd
Madison, VA 22727
(540) 948-9005

6 Fabbioli Cellars

The winery offers outdoor seating where you can bring your dog, as long as he remains on a leash. The winery offers wine and food pairings, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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15669 Limestone School Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 771-1197

7 Running Hare Vineyard

If you’re ready for a road trip, Running Hare offers “a little bit of Tuscany and Napa in Southern Maryland.” Your dog can also enjoy the experience too, as along as he remains leashed. There’s live music every weekend and tables and chairs to spread out good eats and glasses of wine or beer. Billing itself as the state’s first farm brewery, Running Hare offers craft beer tastings as well.

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150 Adelina Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410) 414-8486

8 Stone Tower Winery

Take a detour off Route 15 in Leesburg to an unpaved mountain road and you’ll be rewarded with views of Viognier and chardonnay vines. With 206 acres, dogs have plenty of space to roam around.

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19925 Hogback Mountain Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-2797

9 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Tastings for Sugarloaf’s Bordeaux-style wines are held in an outdoor tent, where you can bring your furry friend. The winery, located on the border of Montgomery and Frederick Counties, puts out tables and chairs and even dog bowls, so bring a picnic and make a day of it. But dogs aren’t permitted in the indoor tasting room and store.

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18125 Comus Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
(301) 605-0130

10 Three Fox Vineyards

Not only can bring your dog or cat to the winery while sipping Sangiovese, you can enter your pet in a monthly drawing for dog or cat of the month. The picture of winning dog and cat goes up in the tasting room and you’ll get a bandanna for your pet, 10 percent off wine purchases, recognition on the website and a reserved table. And, says the winery, bragging rights!

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10100 Three Fox Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144
(540) 364-6073

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