17 Dog-Friendly Wineries in Virginia

Virginia is home to over 300 wineries. One of my favorite weekend activities is to visit some of the local wineries with friends, and with my friends’ dogs! We often bring our furry friends to enjoy a picnic and a flight of our favorite reds and whites!

Many Virginia wineries are dog-friendly. Some wineries only allow dogs outside, while others allow dogs both inside and outside, which can be especially great when visiting wineries in colder weather or rainy weather.

When trying to find out ahead of time if a winery is dog-friendly, there are two resources I recommend. You can check out the dog policy on the winery’s website to see if they are dog-friendly. They may have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section or a “Visit Us” section that includes this information.

Another great resource is Bring Fido, which has information about dog-friendly wineries, hotels, restaurants, and more!

Below is my ultimate guide to the best dog-friendly wineries in Virginia. I’ve broken down the list by region to help you plan your next winery tour with your four-legged friends!

Please note that the below list doesn’t include all dog-friendly wineries in Virginia, but I will be adding to the list on a regular basis!

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Dog-Friendly Wineries in Northern Virginia

Barrel Oak Winery and Farm Tap House

Location

3623 Grove Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Barrel Oak Winery wins the top prize for being the most dog-friendly winery in Virginia. On any given day, you will find many dog owners with their beloved four-legged friends. It is the perfect destination for dog lovers. Water bowls are available for dogs too.

The winery features an expansive and lovely outdoor seating area with picnic tables. There is plenty of room to sit and lounge around with friends and dogs alike!

Food

Food trucks are available on Saturdays and Sundays, plus bringing your own food for a picnic is encouraged. 

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


Stone Tower Winery

Location

19925 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

Hours

Thursday to Monday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Stone Tower Winery is located in Leesburg, VA, which is a popular winery destination in Virginia.

The winery boasts a gorgeous sprawling building and a beautiful setting on Hogback Mountain.

For a fee, you can also book a golf cart tour of the vineyards, plus a tasting of their premium estate bottles.

The winery hosts other regular events, such as the Holiday Market and the Italy SOMMinar.

The winery is also a great location for weddings.

Food

They have food available for sale at the Harvest Barn, including sandwiches, salads, and meat & cheese boards.

The Tasting Room features additional menu items, including a charcuterie board, cheese board, truffle fries, and hummus.

You can find their full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, leashed dogs are allowed outside.


Breaux Vineyards

Location

36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132

Hours

Open Daily: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Breaux Vineyards sits on over 400 acres near Short Hill Mountain. Their wines have won numerous national and international awards.

The winery has a lovely and expansive tasting room with views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. There are also numerous outdoor seating spaces that are perfect for warm weather, including a covered patio.

The winery hosts a large number of events for the whole family. Some of the events include Autumn Wine Glass Paint and Sip (where you can paint your own wine glasses!), an Annual Barrel Tasting, and Holiday Ornament Paint and Sip.

The winery also hosts a number of live music performances. You can check out the latest schedule of events online.

Food

They have a kitchen that is open daily, plus pre-packaged cheese and charcuterie, chips, crackers, dips, and spreads available.

Their full menu has items like hamburgers, paninis, soups, and flatbreads.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the Old Tasting room (Vin97) and outdoors.


8 Chains North Winery

Location

38593 Daymont Ln, Waterford, VA 20197

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

8 Chains North Winery is another great destination for wine lovers. It is located just 8 miles from Leesburg. The winery features a tasting room and outdoor seating, and it even has a dog park!

The vineyard offers wine flights, guided tastings, and outdoor spaces for picnics.

Food

8 Chains North Winery offers light dishes such as Charcuterie Boards, Bruschetta Boards, and bon bon handcrafted chocolates. You can even reserve a full picnic package, which includes wine, meats, cheeses, crackers, and more.

You can view the full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the tasting room, and there is even a dog park at the vineyard! The off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes dog waste stations and seating.


Three Fox Vineyards and Farm Brewery

Location

10100 Three Fox Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144

Hours

  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description

Three Fox Vineyards and Brewery features a large modern building with gorgeous modern touches like hardwood floors, large windows, and contemporary chandeliers. It also has a lot of seating areas, either inside, or outside along the wrap-around patio or on the surrounding hill.

The winery also has delicious wines. Some personal favorites are a rose and sangria, which can be purchased to share in a carafe.

There is also a cute babbling brook at the base of the hill near the winery, where you can take a leisurely stroll.

Food

They sell pre-packaged food and often have a food truck on site. You can also bring your own food for a picnic.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed, including on the dog-friendly patio.



Aspen Dale Winery

Location

11083 John Marshall Hwy, Delaplane, VA 20144

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description

Aspen Dale Winery is another great destination for dog lovers. They allow dogs both inside and outside. 

The winery is filled with history. It is located on the site of a 200-year-old barn!

Animal lovers can also stroll around the property and say hi to the six resident horses and nubian goats.

The winery features red, white, and sweet wine flights with food pairings! Their sweet flights include bubbly hard cider and Maria Sangria. 

Food

You can also bring your own food to eat both inside and outside.

The winery features some unique and delicious food options, including pheasant summer sausages (plain and jalapeño), sharp cheddar cheese, baguettes, apple cider donuts, and sugar cookies.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed inside and outside.


Dog-Friendly Wineries in the Shenandoah Valley

DuCard Vineyards

Location

40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA 22719

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday (April to October) 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

DuCard Vineyards has a gorgeous setting with a stream, surrounding hills, and peace and tranquility abounding. It’s a perfect spot to just sit back and soak in the beautiful view with a refreshing glass of wine. 

They also feature an excellent selection of award-winning wines, including a Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and XOXO, which is a sparkling wine.

DuCard Vineyards also has a gift shop with cute wine-inspired gifts, like wine glass earrings and grape necklaces.

Food

Outside food is welcome. They also sell baguettes, cheese, sausage, chocolates, and more.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


Dog-Friendly Wineries in Central Virginia

Keswick Vineyards

Location

1575 Keswick Winery Dr, Keswick, VA 22947

Hours

Open Daily: 10 am – 5 pm

Description

Keswick Vineyards is another great destination for wine lovers and dog lovers alike! They even celebrate Yappy Hour every Sunday.

Other bonuses at the vineyard include Miniature Golf. You can purchase tickets separately for mini golf in the tasting room.

They also feature live music every Saturday year-round.

Food

They have light fare for purchase. There are often food trucks at the vineyard.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, leashed dogs are allowed and there is even a fenced-in dog park.


Horton Vineyards

Location

6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA 22942

Hours

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Horton Vineyards is located near Charlottesville. The vineyard features a beautiful natural setting, with views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Horton Vineyards has over 40 wines to choose from. They also feature a number of award-winning wines, including their Black Cat Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Eclipse Red. 

The winery offers many unique fruit wines, including strawberry, pear, peach, and blueberry. 

Food

Call for more information.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the grounds, but not in the tasting room.


Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery

Location

154 Winery Ln, Leon, VA 22725

Hours

  • Monday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery has the distinction of being one of the oldest wineries on the east coast. 

The winery features regular events like Trivia Night every Monday and arts classes. 

The winery has self-guided tours along the catwalk during regular operating hours. 

The winery also includes the brewery Tap 29 Brewery & Brew Pub, which features local craft beers. 

Food

There is pub fare available for purchase at Tap 29 Pub. The menu includes pretzels, salads, tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, pizza, and desserts. 

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs are allowed, except in the Tasting Room and the far Pub Room.



Michael Shaps Winery

Location

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

Wineworks Extended Location:

Open Daily: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Wine Bar & Taproom)

Michael Shaps Winery Location:

Open Daily: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tasting Room)

Description

Thatch Winery is now known as Michael Shaps Winery. 

The winery has two tasting rooms. Some of the wines available include Maison Shaps Burgundy wines, which are imported from Michael Shops’ French vineyard. 

There are plenty of spaces to sit and relax, including an indoor tasting room, outdoor patio, stone deck, and lawn. 

Food

You can purchase bread and cheese plates.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed inside and outside. 


Lazy Days Winery

Location

1351 N Amherst Hwy, Amherst, VA 24521

Hours

Friday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Lazy Days winery features 7 award-winning wines. 

The winery hosts the annual Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival. The festival features live music performances, arts and crafts vendors, food, and more! It takes place around the summer solstice in June each year.  

Food

Call for more information.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed inside and outside.


Blenheim Vineyards

Location

31 Blenheim Farm, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours

Thursday – Sunday: 11:00 am-5:30 pm (reservations recommended)

Description

Blenheim Vineyards is actually owned by Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band fame. He is a native of Charlottesville and has been the owner of the vineyard since 2000. This is a must-see stop for any fan of the band.

There are nice nods to the band and its music throughout the vineyard, including music for sale (naturally), as well as the fact that Dave actually designed the labels for the wine bottles, which is very cool. 

Food

Mini Abundance Box and Dip Platter from Plenty Cville. Guests can also bring their own food. 

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


Dog-Friendly Wineries in Eastern Virginia

Chatham Vineyards & Winery

Location

9232 Chatham Rd, Machipongo, VA 23405

Hours

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Chatham Vineyards is full of history. In fact, it is located at a farmhouse that has been operational for four centuries!

It is located further north of Virginia Beach on the Eastern Shore, but it is definitely worth a visit. The winery is about an hour’s drive north of Virginia Beach.

You can order a wine flight (either full flight or half flight), which is available daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The winery regularly hosts special events, such as Winter Wine & Oyster Weekends. You can learn about more upcoming events online.

You can also book an overnight stay at the 1920s farmhouse at Chatham Vineyards. The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. It even has a private dock and water access. It is a perfect peaceful country retreat!

Food

Chatham Vineyards has cheese and bread platters available, as well as hand-crafted chocolates.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


General’s Ridge Vineyard

Location

1618 Weldons Dr, Hague, VA 22469

Hours

  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Description

General’s Ridge Vineyard sits on over 100 acres of farmland in Virginia’s Northern Neck. It features a lot of history, with an 1800s farmhouse that has been restored. There is also a two-bedroom cottage called Vineyard Views.

The vineyard also hosts weddings and other special events at the Carriage House.

Food

Light fare is available for purchase, or visitors can bring their own food.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the large tasting room and on the patio.



The Dog and Oyster

Location

65 Tavern Rd, Irvington, VA 22480

Hours

  • Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Description

No list of dog-friendly wineries would be complete without including a winery that even has “dog” in the name!

The Dog and Oyster is now known as The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard and Oyster Bar. It also features the Hope and Glory Inn guest accommodations.

Food

They have house-made charcuterie and Bloody Mary oyster shooters.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


Dog-Friendly Wineries in Southwest Virginia

Chateau Morrisette Winery

Location

291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091

Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Description

Chateau Morrisette Winery is very dog-friendly. In fact, the winery is even known as “the winery the dogs built.”

The winery is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA.  

The winery hosts many events, including the Music on the Courtyard concert series and Movies on the Lawn. You can even learn how to make wine in the Wine 101 class. 

Food

Call for more information.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the winery courtyard, patio, and gazebos.


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