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May 14, 2010
The Wonderful Dogs of the Vineyards

It’s hard to write about wineries without considering the significant others – the winery animals. Those that keep the field workers and lab rats (no pun intended) company during the long hours of the harvest and crush. They are also there for the rest of the folks, working hard to make ends meet late at night or on weekends. When it comes to running a winery, it’s not an hourly thing, it’s a dog thing.

So I have assembled a few of the pets I have come to know over the years.

I was very touched by meeting with Mike Dunham and his two dogs in the old aircraft hangar, now the winery. Three-legged red, aka Port, kept us company while we chatted about the possibilities with Brixage. Let’s not forget four-legged white!

Then there’s the “Lion” haircut of Buck III at Stacked Stone.


In fact, these animals are so popular, numerous books have been published about them, and they are about the most entertaining coffee table books around. You can pick one up through www.winerydogs.com.
None of this would be complete without a confession of having an animal myself, who had a cork issue. This is my cat, Sammi.

Clearly, one should not try to take Georges de Latour away from her! Can you blame her?

By the way, if there is reincarnation, I want to be a winery dog. Sorry Sammi.

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