You’d be hard-pressed to visit a winery that wasn’t home to a vineyard dog. People are mad for wine dogs. In fact, have you noticed how mad people are for dogs, in general, these days?

I don’t know if it’s just me but I do believe that dogs are the new black. Why the other day I read an article talking about how dogs are (wait for it) overtaking cats in popularity on the internet (gasp!).

Sid from Passel Estate Wines in Margaret River

BTW, if you have 5 minutes – or forever – check out We Rate Dogs on Twitter – it’s an addictive, LOL-generating rabbit hole of doggo cuteness. While you’re at it, also check out this article on the most famous dogs on Instagram. (Aside: whose face do you have to lick to get that many followers?!)

Selwood at Grampians Estate Winery

Cellar Door Dogs

But back to wineries and their dogs. Aside from being super adorable, there are many reasons why winemakers love dogs – such as the psychological boost they give, social ice-breaking powers, not to mention their sense of smell and gift for predicting when grapes should be harvested. You can read all about them in this post by Whicher Ridge Wine’s winemaker extraordinaire, Cathy Howard on the fantabulous wine travel blog, Travelling Corkscrew.

Willow from Home Hill wines in Southern Tasmania

Luxury wine trail accommodation for pampered pooches

Devonshire tea at Must Love Dogs B&B

Just when you think you’d seen it all, now there’s (luxury) doggy-friendly accommodation for wine trail travellers too.

You’ve got to get a load of this!

Must Love Dogs is a B&B in Rutherglen wine region in Victoria. This darling cottage has three luxury suites, plus there is a separate self-contained cottage for wine lovers and their Weimaraners (or any other kind of canine). With a 4-star rating, these digs are nothing to sniff at, either.

Of course, there is plenty of room for frolicking in the fenced gardens of perfectly manicured lawns. There is also a solar heated pool and spa for human visitors.

Other spectacular extras include picnic hampers of fine Rutherglen fare, guided wine tours, personalised dog coats, Devonshire tea and evening platters to share with your fur babies and much more.

Special deal for CELLARDOORS.CO app/website members

Spring treats at Must Love Dogs B&B

Stay 3 or more nights in one of their luxury suites and receive a FREE fun 3-hourwine & chocolate tour, finished off with a yummy home made devonshire tea valued at $110.

Get in quick – this is a limited offer!