As summer winds down and we look for weekend activities, consider bringing your pup along for a trip to a local vineyard. I know I personally love a chance to try local products, especially if it involves tasting wine! Here are a few Michigan wineries that allow you to bring the dog along.
Good Harbor Vineyards – Lake Leelanau
Round Barn Winery (praised on national websites for its canine accommodations!) – tasting rooms in both Baroda and Union Pier
Uncle John’s Cider Mill and Winery – St. Johns
Domaine Berrien Cellars – Berrien Springs
Hickory Creek Winery (the owner’s dogs are usually greeting guests when they arrive too!) – Buchanan
Chateau Grand Traverse (pets are not allowed on the patio or outdoor eating areas) – Traverse City
Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery (pets are allowed on grounds but not in corn maze or on farm equipment like hayrides) – Grand Rapids
Most of these locations have the same similar rules: make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccines, they must be on a leash, clean up after them, and they aren’t allowed inside the buildings. And obviously, don’t let your dog drink the wine! Different businesses have different policies on dogs visiting their patios and outdoor attractions, so check out their website or call before visiting. This is just a small sampling of the dog-friendly attractions in the area, where have you and your pet been wine tasting?