If you’re looking for the perfect puppy friendly weekend getaway look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 pet friendly wineries to explore around the Melbourne area. With truffle gardens, vineyards, historical houses. award winning wines to taste and cosy pet friendly accommodation, you and your pooch are in for a relaxing getaway!
1. The Burnham Beeches Estate:
The Burnham Beeches Estate in Dandenong offers a fabulous Thursday doggie winery tour exploring their gorgeous winery. Enjoy winding walks down the mountainside with beautiful views, and let the cool mountain air invigorate your senses. The winery also boasts a restaurant (with a private wine tasting!) featuring the palatable creations of famous chef Shannon Bennett. This historic property also features vegetable gardens filled with delicious savoury treats and a truffle orchard! Explore the Alfred Nicholas Memorial gardens and find your way down to the garden games. The Burnham Beeches estate offers croquet and lawn bowls for recreational purposes.
There is a limit to two dogs per person. You can find more information regarding Thursday Doggie Winery Tours on the Gourmet PawPrints website here.
2. Daylesford Cider:
This dog friendly venue is located in the picturesque town of Daylesford, about 2hrs out of Melbourne. At Daylesford Cider they produce original craft ciders from homegrown organic apples.
Daylesford Cider is home to the Tavern a gorgeous country style restaurant with a delicious menu. In winter the restaurant boasts a menu of hot soups and pot pies and in summer the pizza oven is lit up for woodfired pizzas. Daylesford Cider also offers summertime garden games of Jenga and Bocce.
If you’re planning an overnight trip, book into the Daylesford Country Cottages Pet Friendly Spa cottages to ensure both you and your pooch have a lovely warm place to rest your weary legs after a long day exploring the venue.
For more information you can check out the Daylesford Cider company website here.
3. Pierrepoint Winery in Tarrington:
This family owned and operated winery located in Tarrington, specialises in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. While the Pierrepoint Winery also offer a range of white wines, their award-winning reds have caused a stir in the industry due to the rich tapestry of fruity notes lilting up through the tastebuds of consumers.
The winery offers B&B style accommodation and with a large menagerie of pets looked after by the owners, is also dog friendly! The site boasts a historical home built in the 1900’s, breathtaking garden views and a charming cellardoor restaurant with a cozy atmosphere where one (or a party of several!) can enjoy wine tastings and delicious meals throughout the day and evening.
To find out more visit the Pierrepoint Winery Company website here.