Wine Country Dogs

Canines set the tone at these California wineries.

Wine and cheese are a perfect combination. So are winemakers and their dogs. And they have more in common than just a good nose. In fact, dogs are such an inherent part of life on numerous estates that vintners celebrate this canine connection with delightful wines named after their best friends.

Labels such as Château La Paws Côte du Bone Roan from Rosenblum Cellars and Merlot Over and Play Dead from the Mutt Lynch Winery leave no doubt about who heads the pack at those wineries. Neither do a Two Dog Vineyard Merlot from Graeser Winery and the Australian label Starvedog Lane. Even wine estates, such as Dog House Winery and the Bad Dog Winery, take their cues from the canine world.

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