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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saddle Up with the Wine Dogs

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME wine events in Virginia for weekend ahead, and this is the pawsomest.

June 28 (2-4pm), Wine and Whiskers at Desert Rose Winery. Round up your pack and head on out to the ranch for a special event supporting the Washington Animal Rescue League, Warren County Humane Society, Sighthound Underground and most importantly our furry 4-Legged friends! 


Ecco and Pomeroy are lending their support with a celebrity paw-tograph signing of the Spring NoVADog Magazine. Join us for a day of fun! 


Prizes will be awarded for the smallest dog, biggest dog and best trick!!! Please bring a donation item and be entered into a raffle for a great prize! Donations can include financial support, dog/cat food, blankets, litter, bedding, toys and treats!

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wine Dog Rescues Celebrate Solstice


June 21-22, 2014

Each week, the Virginia Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME wine events in for weekend. With the Summer Solstice, we have A Paws for Celebration in Maryland, Oldies but Goodies are coming to BOW, and it’s Yappy Hour! at Keswick.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com


June 21 (Noon-4pm), A Paws for Celebration at Red Heifer Winery (in Maryland). Join Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) as they celebrate four years of saving dogs from high-kill shelters, primarily in the Carolinas – over 3,500 dogs saved – and still counting! Live acoustic music by… appropriately… Dogfoot. Gotta share how the band got its name – while practicing their music, their pack of primarily rescue pups started walking in and out of the equipment. They said to one another: "If we could just have one less dog foot".....and the band was formed.

June 22 (Noon-4pm), Oldies but Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue at BOW. A fun-filled afternoon on the patio at Barrel Oak Winery in Virginia wine country. Dogs welcome (no retractable leashes, please). Wear an OBG shirt or hat, purchase a full wine tasting ($11), and OBG receives a $5 donation from Barrel Oak! There will be an Adoption Show, Prizes, Raffles, a Bake Sale, Cheese and Crackers, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries! Click here to see all the adoptable cuties who are coming.  

June 22 (Noon-3pm), Yappy Hours! with Louisa Humane Society. Bring your special furry friends to Keswick Vineyards to socialize with other animal lovers, or get to know animals from the Louisa Humane Society that are in need of a home. Keswick happily donates a portion of sales for each bottle opened to the visiting animal shelter. To see what furry friends may be making an appearance check out Louisa Humane Society.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Bring Your Pa (and Paws) to Virginia Wine Country this Weekend

June 13-15, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME wine events in Virginia. Father’s Day weekend brings Wine & Wags at Lexington Valley, Cobblerpalooza at Cobbler Mountain, or head to Little Washington for cigar and wine pairings. 

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

Join Katy for Wine & Wags 
June 13, Wine and Wags at Lexington Valley Vineyard. Celebrate Friday with unique Virginia wines and your furry friends! Stroll the vineyards; bring a picnic lunch or purchase snack baskets. Water and biscuits for Fido. Join other dog lovers for a waggingly good time (recurs monthly on the second Friday through October).

June 13-15, Cobblerpalooza!
It’s anniversary time (#3) at the always pet-friendly Cobbler Mountain Cellars, and Jeff and Laura are celebrating in style. Live music all weekend (open mic on Saturday night).
Farm products, gourmet lunches, even local soapmakers. And don’t miss out on Jeff’s hand-crafted wines and cider, including the unique maple port-style wines made from genuine Vermont syrup.



June 14-15, Dad-Dad-Dad-Dad .... Rrrrrratatatah, Rrrrrratatatah! Little Washington Winery is smokin’ this weekend. Tastings will feature all of Dad's favorite Manly Man wines and they’re adding a cigar deck with cigar and wine pairing lessons at the tasting bars on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ducard Goes to the Dogs; Pet Rescue Alliance at BOW

June 6-8, 2014

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME events for weekend ahead. This week’s Ducard goes to the dogs on Saturday and the Pet Rescue Alliance is coming to BOW on Sunday.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

June 7 (12-6pm), Dog Days of Summer at Ducard Vineyards. Come out and support the Madison County Animal Shelter with this great benefit fundraiser.  Lovable pets will be available for adoption and live music from 2-5 by 2 Wishes will entertain the soul and Flavor Savor BBQ truck will be there to help feed it.  Feel free to bring your own pets as well (leashed, please).  Also on site will be glass artist Patty Sevre.  A beautiful way to spend the day.  No cover.  Contributions to the Shelter appreciated.



June 8 (Noon-4), the Pet Rescue Alliance is hosting an adoption event at the super pet-friendly Barrel Oak Winery. Visiting the winery is completely free but an $11 donation to PRA gets you a ticket for a free wine tasting!

Dogs like Neve, pictured below, will be there for adoption (does she remind you of a certain white fluffy Wine Dog?) If you're looking for a new furry friend or if you just want to say hello and sip on some wine in a beautiful locale, please come by! Barrel Oak Winery is child and dog friendly, so bring the whole gang!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Farm-Farm Opens; New Friends at Keswick; Robbie Plays in the PC Vineyard

May 31-June 1

Each week, the Wine Dogs sniff out the most PAWSOME events for weekend ahead. This week’s highlights are Sunday happenings: Fluvanna SPCA Yappy Hours at Keswick; Music in the Vineyard at Philip Carter, and the opening of Farm-Farm at BOW.

Got a lead? Send it to Ecco@VAWineDogs.com

June 1 (1– 4pm), Fluvanna SPCA Yappy Hours at Keswick Vineyards.  Keswick's renowned event featuring dog lovers of all types. Everyone is invited to bring their special furry friends to socialize with other animal lovers, or get to know those animals that are in need. For every bottle of wine opened to enjoy at the winery, Keswick will make a donation to the Fluvanna SPCA.

Two sweet hound dogs - INEZ and DARWIN – will be on site, looking for their furever homes ♥

May 31-June 1 (11am-5pm ), Farm-Farm Opening Weekend. “The FarmFarm” is a destination farmer’s market, local artisanal crafts fair, and small animal farm with local wine tastings, opening this weekend at the historic John Marshall Mansion on the beautiful Barrel Oak Winery farm. Come connect with the land and meet all the great local farmers and crafts people! Check out the BOW Alpacas.
 
June 1 (2-5pm), Music from the Wine Lands at Philip Carter Winery. Here’s your chance to enjoy an afternoon of live music in the vineyard featuring Robbie Limon, a Wine Dog fav. Select a Philip Carter gourmet wine country boxed lunch prepared by The Inn’s very own Chef Josh, bring a blanket and friends (furry or otherwise) and stretch out on the lawn or in Cleve hall while you relax in wine country and groove to Robbie’s cool sounds.

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