January 10, 2020
When travelling in NSW wine country with your furry friend, make sure you check out these pet-friendly wineries below.
For pet-friendly accommodation in these areas view our “places to stay” section.
Briar Ridge Vineyard
This 5-star rated award-winning vineyard is pet friendly. Bring them to the cellar door for a relaxing wine tasting experience. Although it’s a little bit out of town, it’s well worth the drive.
593 Mount View Road, Mount View 2325
T 02 4990 3670
This winery has hosted many dogs and their owners. Enjoy their beautiful wines inside or sit happily outside and enjoy the vista of a big lake and vineyard. They have been winners of over 950 wine show awards since 1996.
4 Londons Road, Lovedale 2325
T 02 4990 2904
James Estate Wines
James Estate spreads across multiple sites in the Hunter Valley – the cellar door in beautiful Pokolbin and Winery & Vineyard in Baerami, with plantings dating back to 1968.
T 02 6547 5168
Thirsty Palette Art and Wine
This family-run business offers a personalised service to its guests. Providing tailored art workshops and/or private wine tastings for small groups. Pop in and try a selection of boutique wines at the dog-friendly cellar door, attend an art class or stay at Claremont Cottage.
247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale 2325
M 0400 356-867
Run by a husband and wife team, this small family winery is dog-friendly. Try a sample of their handcrafted fruit-driven wines with your best mate at their cellar door.
504 Wilderness Road, Rothbury 2320
M 0409 774 280
With a beautiful decor and fantastic service, this vineyard welcomes pets at their cellar door and is also vegan friendly.
1596 Broke Road, Pokolbin 2320
T 02 4998 7088
Home to the annual Pooch Picnic held in August, this popular winery’s cellar door provides a picturesque and quintessential Hunter Valley wine experience, right in the heart of Pokolbin! Expect to see Spencer the wine dog on your visit.
86 Halls Rd, Pokolbin 2320
T 1800 655 965
This boutique family-owned winery and vineyard was founded in 1990. With its emphasis being placed on producing small quantities of premium wines. The cellar door is located in a beautiful building amid extensive gardens with views to the Brokenback Ranges. While you are there, you’ll enjoy meeting “Eadie” the Estate’s resident wine dog.
138 Gillards Road, Pokolbin 2320
T 02 49987410
This stunning boutique winery in the Blue Mountain’s Megalong Valley has spectacular views and a dog-friendly cellar door. Saturdays and Sundays are very popular, as are the cheese platters. The drive takes approximately 20 mins from Blackheath through the beautiful rainforest in the Glen and down to the valley floor.
226 Aspinall Road, Megalong Valley 2785
M 0403 118 990
Visitors can expect a warm welcome from the Moore/Chrcek family, who delight in sharing their passion for all things wine and Mudgee. Visit us any time by calling ahead or drop in. Enjoy a lunch platter on the outdoor patio with a glass or bottle of your favourite Moothi Estate wine, Mudgee Brewing Co. beer or local sparkling wine.
85 Rocky Waterhole Road, Mudgee 2850
T 02 6372 2925
Everyone is welcome at this cellar door including four-legged visitors, just as long as pups are kept leashed. This family-run winery is located in the Southern Highlands of NSW specialising in pinot noir, shiraz, riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, sparkling riesling & dessert wine.
46 Sir Charles Moses Ln, Mittagong 2575
M 0401 199 075
Cherry Tree Hill
This family-owned vineyard is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, one of Australia’s newest cool climate wine regions. Located about 30 minutes outside Goulburn. Dogs are made to feel welcome.
12324 Hume Hwy, Sutton Forest 2577
M 0414 366 000
South Coast NSW
Situated on the NSW South Coast only 2 hours drive from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. It is ideally located overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Shoalhaven Heads and the Shoalhaven River, surrounded on 3 sides by rural landscape and vineyards. Dogs welcome in the wine garden. As recommended by Coco the Chocolate Cavoodle.
1335 Bolong Road, Coolangatta 2535
T 02 4448 7131
Two Figs Winery
This boutique winery and vineyard is located 12 kilometres from Berry and is dog friendly. Buy a bottle of wine and a gourmet local plate and enjoy the scenery with your pooch.
905 Bolong Road, Berry 2535
T 02 4448 5003