20 Adorable Winery Dogs Who Shake-a-Paw at BC Vineyards
February 21, 2021
Pretty soon, vineyards across British Columbia will be welcoming Spring‘s arrival. Temperatures will rise, buds will start to break and winery dogs will be let loose among the vines to chase birds, howl at deer and greet wine-loving guests.
While tours, tastings and experiences have changed drastically over the past year, the warmth and hospitality of visiting a winery have endured. Part of that comfort is knowing that employees are often treated like family. Sometimes, it’s an actual family that lends a hand in any or all aspect of the winery operations, and that includes the family dog!
For dog-appreciating wine fans, consider the following wineries when you’re planning your tour visits this year. You’ll be glad to catch a glimpse of, or maybe even shake-a-paw with, the province’s most adorable winery dogs.
Whisky loves reporting for harvest duties. He has been known to try eating the grapes (don’t tell our owners), but luckily there are lots of “sticks” on the ground leftover from pruning the vines to keep him distracted!
Names: Bizou + Yukon (brother and sister from two separate litters)
Ages: Yukon (5), Bizou (4)
Breed: Great Pyrenees
Bizou will chase crows circling overhead around and around, and she loves to bark.
Yukon is a work horse. He is the one sitting guard on the hill in the rain surveying the lay of the land; noble and stoic. Always watchful, Yukon puts up the first call at the sign of trouble, yet when push comes to shove Bizou is the fierce one that you do not want to mess with.
Sophie loves running through the vineyard, it’s what makes her thrive and is keeping her feeling young. Upon opening the wine shop last July, she found a new job title of Winery Dog and enjoys greeting people.