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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival Sets Feet Stomping and Tails Wagging

September 13-14, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. This week the action is at Chateau Morrisette with the  Black Dog Wine & BBQ Festival. Can't make it out to Floyd, there's music and harvest festivals this weekend throughout Virginia wine country.

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September 13 (11am - 5pm), Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival at Chateau Morrisette. The field packs in music lovers, sun chairs, barefoot dancing and merriment. Well behaved pets on a leash are always welcome. 2014 Grammy nominees The Greencards are back by popular demand. They open for the award-winning and cutting-edge acoustic band, Mountain Heart. Admission includes music, winery tour, tasting and souvenir wine glass. Please bring your own seating. Pop up tents and canopies welcome. (Pomeroy wants to know when they're going to have a White Dog festival).

Barking News: Watch for Washington Post Sunday Travel Section on Virginia Wine

Friday, September 5, 2014

It's a Hot Time for Wine Dogs in Old Town (Alexandria and Warrenton)

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Ecco and Pomeroy are on vacation, but just had to alert all our #VAWine Dog fans to a couple of truly pawsome events tonite -- First Friday Dog Days in Warrenton and Wealth, Wags, and Wine in Alexandria. Whichever Old Town you choose, you're sure to have a hot time!
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September 5 (4-6pm) , Wealth, Wags and Wine. Balducci's is pouring it on for the pups on their patio. Bring your furry friend with you for an afternoon of grilling, wine tasting and more. Campell Wealth Management and The Dog Eaze Inn featured. Giveaways, Music, Gourmet Dog Treats.
September 5, 6-9pm, Dog Days at 1st Fridays in Warrenton, sponsored by the Warrenton Kennel Club. Join rescue organizations, vendors and everything dog-related for this pet-friendly event for the whole family! Wine tasting featuring Barrel Oak Winery (BOW).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ecco in Gallery of Winners at Three Fox; Hot Dogging it at Veramar

Week of August 23, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events in Virginia. Saturday, Ecco will be featured in the Gallery of Winners at Three Fox; on Sunday, Veramar celebrates the Hot Dog Days of Summer.

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Ecco, January Dog of the Month, will be honored at Three Fox of Saturday. This super dog-friendly winery was the first to be featured by the Virginia Wine Dogs. Read the original blog story here.
 August 23 (2-5pm), The Gallery of Winners! at Three Fox Vineyards. Come and enjoy a glass of Three Fox wine and meet all the Dog of the Month winners. Ecco, aka Miss January looks forward to greeting her fans! Michael Young, a dog artist will be on site. Annie Stokes, an indie-folk performer with hints of southern soul and Americana will perform from 2:30-4:30 pm. All American Catering will be selling pulled pork sandwiches and beef brisket! 

August 24 (Noon - 4pm), Hot Dog Days of Summer at Veramar. Pack up your pooch for "Dog Days!," a great day for wine and dog and hot-dog lovers alike. Spoil your dog with some great doggie treats while you treat yourself to some fantastic wine and hot dogs with all the fixings. Dogs and their owners will enjoy an afternoon at the vineyard. Dogs must be on a leash. Dog-gone good time for all! "Sip, sit and Stay!"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pawty at Pearmund; Splash Days at Maggie Malick

Week of August 15, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME weekend wine events across Virginia. This weekend there's a pawty going on at Pearmund or head to Maggie Malick for  a cool dip.

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Ecco in the Pearmund  Cellars vineyard with Tug and Chris and Susan 
August 15 (and all weekend), Tug's Birthday Pawty at Pearmund Cellars. Tug is the friendly Golden Retriever who is always on hand to greet visitors at Pearmund. Customers who bring their dogs with them will receive a special dog treat. Bring a gift item for FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals) will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Gift items appreciated are dog and cat treats, leashes, Frontline, dog beds, cat toys, dog toys.

August 16, 17... Dog Days of Summer! at Maggie Malick Wine Caves. Did you miss Lab Fest?  Well the  pond is waiting and Maggie Malick is making a splash by inviting friendly pups to beat the heat with a cooling dip in the pond with Moxie and Abby. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the fun!

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