Updated: Jan 12
Mutt Lynch Tasting Room is located in adorable downtown Windsor.
Go to the Windsor Farmers Market on Sunday, and then walk on over to the Mutt Lynch Tasting Room WITH your dog.
Doggy water bowls welcome you out front.
How cute is the sign below?
See where it says ‘Hound Lounge’? Perfect description.
Mutt Lynch is always having fun with wine related dog wordplay.
I receive direct messages on Insta about……
Where to wine taste with their dog.
I always list Mutt Lynch as a top choice.
My chocolate lab, Lexi (aka @sonomawinedog), goes on most of my wine adventures.
Lexi gives Mutt Lynch two paws up.
The Mutt Lynch tasting room is fun and friendly!
What the tasting room lacks in wine barrels and vineyard views they make up for in:
Seriously adorable and unique shopping treasures for dog lovers.
How cute is this doggy wine-bottle purse holder????
They also offer a COMPLIMENTARY “Dog Treat Tasting” featuring some delicious wine country dog treats.
They even display the treats out on a plate to make the doggies feel EXTRA special.
Tasting is $10 Per Person.
Waived with wine purchase.
Wines range from $14.99-$32 per bottle.
No appointment needed.
Open daily 11:00am-6:00pm
On Sundays open from 12:00-5:00pm
I went with The House Of Mutt Lynch Zinfandel
A Dry Creek Vally Zin from the Perotti Vineyard.
Mutt Lynch has a line of Reserve Wines called MBF meaning ‘Man’s Best Friend’.
These are limited production wines.
The MBF wines are special to Brenda, the winemaker.
Brenda has a personal relationship with Ed and Bruce, father and son growers.
She produces small amounts of zin from their grapes.
Her signature combo……
Perotti grapes + aging the wine in 100% French oak barrels.
Her ‘signature’ zinfandel style.
Only 189 cases produced.
By far the most dog friendly winery in all of Sonoma County.
Social Media Worthy
For sure take you dog in and snap some pics.
A picture of your dog and the treat tasting is Social Media GOLD!
Another awesome pick would be a bottle with YOUR DOG on the label!!!
Mutt Lynch has a Leader Of The Pack red and white wine.
You send a photo of your dog in; they make a custom label.
How cute would your dog be sitting next to their very own CUSTOM wine bottle?!?!?
OH…and the tasting room staff AND all wine drinkers in the tasting room do not mock or roll their eyes when you take pictures of your dog.
In fact they help and encourage you.
It probably took 20 pics to get Lexi perfectly posed.
The gal behind the tasting room bar held a treat for me while I got Lexi picture ready.
Feel Good Vibes
Dogs are my weakness.
I cry with joy when I see happy dog FB videos.
I bawl like a baby when I see any sad or dogs in need/abused dog videos.
Tasting at Mutt Lynch was like finding my dog tribe.
Mutt Lynch is fully committed to helping dogs locally, nationally and internationally through animal rescue organizations.
They have several wines under the ‘Wines That Give Back’ label.
For every sale of these wines 25% of the purchase price goes to animal organizations.
Please note: The labels of these wines are SO BEAUTIFUL and COOL!!!!
You will for sure want every one in your wine collection.
My dog loving friends are getting bottles to support the cause from now on!
Wine Nerd Facts
WOMAN WINEMAKER ALERT!
There are many fabulous women winemakers in the industry.
Brenda Lynch, of Mutt Lynch Wine, is one of them.
Another Wine Nerd Fact:
Mutt Lynch has a rare breed varietal called CHARBANO in their MBF collection.
Brenda sources the Charbano grapes from the Frediani Family Vineyard in Calistoga where vines date back to 1938.
Only 90 acres of land has Charbano in California!
Wine Club? Fun Events?
Mutt Lynch is always up to something fun!
On the third Thursday of every month there is Corks & Canvas.
Drink Mutt Lynch wine and get your creative juices flowing with some painting!
They also have ‘Yappy Hours’ the 2nd Friday of every month.
The entire ‘Yappy Hour’ event is a fundraiser from 4:00-7:00.
Bring your dog and support a great cause.
$10 to get in the door and you receive a drink ticket.
There are also raffle baskets!
ANNNNNDDDD the Mutt Lynch Wine Club is not just for humans but dogs too
Wine shipments go out 2X a year and in each shipment there is a special dog product included.
Sheila’s Tasting Notes
Cuddle with Dog.
Drink wine and SAVE A POOCH!