5 Dog-Friendly Wineries in ACT

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If you’re in the ACT and want to do something different, head to Yass Valley and experience world-class wines at these dog-friendly wineries.

If you want to try something different the next time you’re in ACT, head to Yass Valley. Only a short drive from Canberra, you’ll experience and taste world-class cool-climate wines. And with these awesome dog-friendly wineries, you won’t have to leave your pup at home!

1. Murrumbateman Winery

Dog on top of a wine barrel at a dog-friendly winery in ACT
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If you’re heading to Canberra, Murrumbateman Winery must be on your to-do list! Mollie, the winery dog (also known as ‘The Boss), greets both two and four-legged friends and occasionally hosts doggie events throughout the year. Being a rescue dog, she’s created two wines, with proceeds going to support the ACT RSPCA, so don’t furr-get to grab a bottle or two!

Location: 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

2. Lerida Estate

Two dogs sitting outside at a dog-friendly winery looking at food
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Just a short 30-minute drive from Canberra, Lerida Estate’s cellar door and cafe are open every day for human and furry visitors. Reserve a table and enjoy lunch amongst the grapevines – from grazing boards to three-course meals, you’ll be covered. 

Location: 87 The Vineyards Road, Collector NSW 2581

3. Dionysus Winery

Sausage dog posing infront of the bar at a dog-friendly winery
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Spend an hour or two or a whole afternoon at Dionysus Winery. Sip a glass or two of wine, explore their sculpture garden and play various outdoor games – from chequers, corn jacks, and hopscotch to bocce. Book for a cheese plate and wine experience and taste 5 of Dionysus’ wines expertly matched with different cheeses. Or build your own platter from a selection of cold meats, cheeses, antipasto, pate, bread and more.

Location: 1 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

4. Shaw Wines

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Visit Shaw Wines with your pup for a seated bracket system tasting where you’ll taste wines in pairs to help distinguish the different characters. If you want to experience Shaw Wines with delicious food, pop in next door to Olleyville Restaurant. Known for their traditional, rustic shareable platters and family feasts, each dish pairs perfectly with a glass of Shaw Wines.

Location: 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

5. Yarrh Wines

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Yarrh Wines is a dog-friendly winery that has three different wine experiences you can enjoy. For your standard wine tasting, choose the Wine Flight, if you want to indulge in matching food and wines, the Winemaker’s Sail is the paw-fect option, or if you want to learn and see where the wines are made, the Winemaker’s Tale is for you.

Location: 440 Greenwood Road, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Check out these paw-some dog-friendly cafes in Canberra while you’re in ACT.