Okay, I don’t have a dog (yet!) but I have been asked a lot of about dog-friendly wineries and places in the Swan Valley. So I thought it was about time I put a post together on it 🙂
I do have two cats (Fizzy & Crackle), who to be honest with you are pretty much the size of small dogs anyway, so I understand what great drinking buddies our 4-legged friends make. Unfortunately it would be a bit weird if I took the cats out to a winery, but if you have a doggie then do it! A lot of wineries have their very own wine dogs too, so if you’re like me and don’t have a dog then you can still go for free wine dog cuddles!
A big thanks to the lovely people at the Swan Valley Winemakers Association who helped me find out who is and isn’t dog-friendly. As I come across new spots, I will add to this post so it’s probably best you bookmark this page right now. So here are the confirmed dog-friendly wineries in the Swan Valley…
Upper Reach Winery
Upper Reach is definitely dog-friendly however be warned their gorgeous 1.5 year old golden retriever named Indi may be about and will want to play with your dog! The Cellar door is happy to provide water for your dog, but please no dogs are allowed in the restaurant. Also dogs do need to be kept on a lead. There are lots of vineyard posts to tie them up to while you try some wines, and everyone is welcome to enjoy a stroll on the 20 minute vineyard trail around the property.
Address: 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville WA 6056
Phone number: (08) 9296 0078
I love when Lamont’s contacted me to let me know they’re dog friendly, this is what I got “Lamont’s love dogs – all breeds, all sizes. We actually prefer dogs to people!! Regards, Digby”. There is also a super cute little energetic dog around the cellar door 😉
Address: 85 Bisdee Road, Millendon WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9296 4485
Windy Creek Estate
They don’t mind dogs at the winery but like to be given a phone call first as they do have 3 dogs of their own on the property and usually put them away so they don’t get upset seeing other dogs in their yard. Totally fair enough, so just make sure you phone ahead guys 🙂
Address: 27 Stock Road, Herne Hill WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9296 1057
Olive Farm Wines & The Cheese Barrel
The downstairs part of The Cheese Barrel is dog friendly as long as they are leashed. They do have two winery dogs (pictured at the start of this post) that can come and visit (they are very well-behaved but not leashed). The downstairs area of The Cheese Barrel is also where the children’s sand pit is so your dog must like children. The staff is always happy to fill a bowl with a bit of water as well of course.
Address: 920 Great Northern Highway, Millendon WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9296 4539
A big thanks to @Blue_Bobtail for sharing her lovely photos with us from her visit to The Cheese Barrel with her gorgeous pooch!
Ugly Duckling Wines
Ugly Duckling is definitely dog-friendly and they will provide a bowl of water for your pooch too. Plenty of outdoor seating so it’s a great place to take the pup, enjoy a bottle of wine or two and one of their amazing pies or platters!
Address: 7790 West Swan Road, West Swan WA 6055
Phone: 0428 349 855
Edgecombe Brothers Winery
Edgecombe Bros are also a dog-friendly and family-friendly spot in the Valley. They got back to me on twitter last night saying “we’re always happy to accommodate well-behaved doggies with good café manners!”. Plus don’t forget Edgies Burger Nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Address: 1733 Gnangara Rd, Ellenbrook WA 6069
Phone: (08) 9296 4307
Harris Organic Wines
Harris Organic in the Upper Swan are dog-friendly. If you’re taking your 4-legged buddy along, just make sure to ask what rules apply when you get there so everyone is happy.
Address: 179 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9296 0216
RIP Shep 2015
Sittella is dog-friendly, providing the owner of the dog will keep this lovely animal on a leash.
Address: 100 Barrett St, Herne Hill WA 6056
Phone number: (08) 9296 2600
Twin Hill Wines
Twin Hill Wines is based on Great Northern Highway and is a great place to visit if you love wine, cheese and olives! In fact they have some absolutely delicious olives!! They have whites, reds and sweet wines for you to enjoy + your pooch is welcome to join you too!
Address: 1093 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville WA 6056
Phone number:0438 956 329
Vines Resort Pet-Friendly Accommodation
The Swan Valley now also has pet-friendly accommodation! You can take your dog and your cats!
Address: Verdelho Drive, The Vines, Perth WA 6069
Phone number: (08) 9297 3000