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.
I would encourage you to double check with the winery first, to ensure they are still friendly and if they have any specific rules.
Upper Reach Winery
Upper Reach is definitely dog-friendly however be warned their gorgeous older 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.
Read more about Upper Reach being a dog friendly Swan Valley winery here.
Address: 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville WA 6056
Phone number: (08) 9296 0078
“Lamont’s love dogs – all breeds, all sizes” – their words not mine! 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
Yes Windy Creek and their beautiful cellar door are dog-friendly! I love this spot, great hospitality, the wines are tasty and excellent value and it’s just a beautiful spot to relax for the afternoon.
Please note dogs are allowed outside only. Therefore if you are visiting on a hot day, please take this into consideration.
Address: 27 Stock Road, Herne Hill WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9296 1057
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.
Address: 1733 Gnangara Rd, Ellenbrook WA 6069
Phone: (08) 9296 4307
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