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Dog-Friendly Wineries in the Willamette Valley

By Matt Wastradowski

Oregon is a famously dog-friendly state, and it’s no different in Oregon Wine Country. You’ll see four-legged friends on hiking trails, lounging on brewpub patios, and—yes—relaxing with their owners at wineries and tasting rooms across the Willamette Valley.

Many of the region’s more than 700 wineries—largely those with outside seating—are excited to see your pooch amble in at your feet; in some cases, a tasting-room employee will even get a bowl of cold water and treats for your pup. And many are home to winery pups themselves, as well. We’ve rounded up a look at dog-friendly wineries in the Willamette Valley—as well as a few outfitters offering tours for your whole family (dogs included). 

Before heading out, please note that dogs should be well-behaved and, when appropriate or required, leashed up for the safety of other pets and their human owners. And as always please be a good guest and clean up.

Argyle Winery is a Willamette Valley institution, beloved for its dedication to sparkling wines—each crafted with cold-pressed grapes, fermented with proprietary yeasts, and aged at least three years for maximum freshness.

Before sitting down to enjoy pours of brut, blanc de blancs, or blanc de noirs, pamper your pet with a short stroll in the on-sight garden and some well-deserved downtime on Argyle’s spacious patio in the heart of Dundee. Best of all: Chances are good a friendly server will bring a treat and fresh bowl of water for your furry companion.

If your stop into Argyle is part of a larger adventure, check out our guide to wine-tasting along Highway 18 between Portland and the Oregon Coast.

Just north of Corvallis and Albany, Airlie Winery has won over countless fans by producing award-winning wines and pouring them in one of the region’s most scenic tasting rooms—where visitors can sip rosé, pinot noir, riesling, and other varietals next to a bucolic pond, in a covered picnic area, or on a scenic patio.

This woman-owned-and-operated winery is also beloved for being dog-friendly. On any given visit, chances are good you’ll encounter Odin and Tara, Airlie’s resident Red Setters, and Finley—an adorable bulldog. Dogs are welcome to splash around in the pond, explore the surrounding vineyards, and relax on the winery’s patio (which is heated in winter).

dog at winery
Lumos Wine Company patio overlooking the vineyard

Nestled in the Oregon Coast Range foothills just outside Philomath, Lumos Wine Company feels like a retreat into nature—surrounded by stately stands of oak and Douglas fir, set amid rolling vineyards, and housed in a wood-paneled tasting room that feels like a chic cabin. (It’s easy to see why Lumos is one of the 10 most beautiful wineries in the Willamette Valley.)

Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the wrap-around patio, flanked by picnic tables and home to sweeping views of the surrounding scenery. And if you want to extend your stay, learn about spending the night in a cabin at Lumos Wine Company.

Curious about where else to bring your pooch on an upcoming visit? Check out this guide to pet-friendly businesses in the Corvallis area.

Photo courtesy of Ankeny Vineyard

Just beyond South Salem, wedged between the Willamette River and Interstate 5, is the bucolic Ankeny Vineyard. The land on which the vineyard sits was a fruit orchard as far back as the 1840s; today, a different kind of fruit grows on the semi-forested landscape—grapes that eventually produce pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, and other wines.

Sample those selections (and more) at the winery's tasting room, which hosts several dog-friendly outdoor seating areas—including a deck, partially shaded picnic area, garden picnic area, and barrel room. (The deck, in particular, overlooks Ankeny’s vineyard and feels like a backyard party on sunny afternoons.) If you get hungry, choose among light bites (like charcuterie) or wood-fired pizzas—all made with fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Dog-Friendly Wineries

Triangle Wine Country Tours offers a wide range of excursions—small-group tours, private trips, and experiential outings (like vineyard walks and food pairings). The tours themselves aren’t dog-friendly—but when making a reservation, it can't hurt to ask to meet Cassie; the company's young Bernese mountain dog enjoys visiting pup-friendly wineries almost as much as tour guests. "So many out-of-state visitors miss the dogs they left at home, so most guests are happy if Cassie can join," says Triangle Wine Country Tours Owner Michele Margherita.

Your adventure begins with the official Willamette Valley Travel Guide. Request your complimentary printed guide or download a digital guide today.

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