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Livermore Valley wineries partner with animal rescues to promote adoption

Livermore Valley, Calif. — Friendly dogs and their wine-loving owners will want to sit and stay in Livermore Valley wine country on Sunday, June 2 for the second annual Wine & Wags event. More than 20 local wineries have partnered with eight Bay Area animal rescues to host a day of wine tasting, dog adoptions and fun activities for man and his best friend. All attendees and their leashed dogs will receive a welcome treat from Entirely Pets and have the opportunity to enjoy grassy lawns, doggie obstacle courses, dog pools and more treats throughout the day. Food, pet-themed gifts and special activities will be available for purchase at many locations. Tickets are $30 in advance at www.LVwine.org and $35 at the event.

Thanks to the involvement of local animal rescue organizations, many dogs seeking homes will be available for adoption at wineries during Wine & Wags. Guests are encouraged to bring their friendly, leashed dogs to enjoy the day, but pets are not required. Many fun activities are included in admission:

  • Photo booth for owners and dogs at Mitchell Katz Winery 
  • Make a doggy bandana at Big White House Winery 
  • (Dog) Treats for (Owner) Tricks at The Singing Winemaker 
  • Dog treat pairing flight and doggy pools at Las Positas Vineyards 
  • Doggy obstacle course at Cedar Mountain Winery 
  • Doggy pools and Camp Bow Wow of Livermore at Wente Vineyards

For a complete list of activities and details, visit www.LVwine.org.

Pinot’s Palette will be set up at BoaVentura de Caires Winery, McGrail Vineyards and Winery and Las Positas Vineyards to help attendees paint a portrait of their own pet on a wine glass. To participate in “Project Pet,” a $49 reservation must be made in advance (in addition to event ticket) and a high-quality photo of the pet submitted via email. An artist will coach each painter on creating the perfect portrait. Painters must be 21+ years old and 15% of Project Pet sales will be donated to a pet rescue organization. 

Everyone has the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a Celebrity cruise for two provided by VinoDestinations and Cruising for Canines. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during Wine & Wags at winery tasting rooms, and in advance from participating rescue organizations and the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association office. Tickets are $50 each or three for $100. Other raffle prizes include two nights in the Ultra Suite at Wag Hotel in Oakland, a BratPak basket that includes doggy day care and other goodies and a BarkBox Gift Card. 

Tickets for Wine & Wags are $30 in advance at www.LVwine.org and $35 at the event. Each ticket includes entrance into participating wineries, a celebratory Livermore Valley Wine Country GoVino glass, at least two wine tastes at each winery and access to event activities.

Wine & Wags sponsors include VinoDestinations, Cruising for Canines, EntirelyPets.com, Amador Veterinary Clinic and Camp Bow Wow Livermore. Attending dogs must be leashed at all times.

Participating Rescue Organizations: 

  • Contra Costa Animal Services
  • NorCal Sled Dogs
  • Northern California German Shepherd Rescue
  • Ozzie’s Pound Puppies
  • Paws in Need
  • Umbrella of Hope Rescue
  • Valley Humane Society 
  • Wings of Rescue

Participating Livermore Valley Wineries: 

  • 3 Steves Winery 
  • Bent Creek Winery 
  • Big White House Winery 
  • BoaVentura de Caires Winery 
  • Cedar Mountain Winery 
  • Dante Robere Vineyards 
  • Darcie Kent Vineyards 
  • Eagle Ridge Vineyards 
  • Elliston Vineyards
  • Fenestra Winery 
  • Garre Vineyard & Winery 
  • Las Positas Vineyards 
  • Leisure Street Winery 
  • Longevity Wines 
  • McGrail Vineyards and Winery 
  • Mitchell Katz Winery 
  • Occasio Winery 
  • Page Mill Winery 
  • Retzlaff Vineyards & Estate Winery 
  • The Singing Winemaker 
  • Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room 
  • Winemakers Studio 
  • Wood Family Vineyards
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