Mmm, vino + dogs. Yes, more please.

Lone Willow Farm Grapes and Pups (Can you guess which one’s Chunk?)

Wine + Dogs = two of my top three favorite things. (The third is chocolate!) When the dog and wine worlds collide you get the sweet, frisky concoction of Mutt Lynch Winery. The winery’s motto is “Bark Less, Wag More” and they support all dogs through their wine sales. The award-winning wines with names like “2007 Merlot Over and Play Dead”, “2007 Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon” and “2009 Unleashed Chardonnay”, are decorated with colorful dog labels. What dog lover wouldn’t want to try these wines?!?!?!

“On a more serious note, Mutt Lynch Winery is proud to support local animal rescue organizations in their tireless efforts to save pets’ lives.  A portion of proceeds from every bottle of Mutt Lynch wine is donated to support local animal rescue organizations.”- Mutt Lynch Winery.

To learn more about Mutt Lynch Winery, located in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, click here!

My early vintner career

I love wine. I love it so much that I’ve taken a liking to making it with friends. This all started when I developed a palette for all wine- sweet, dry, strong, fruity- I love it all (no spittoon for me!) I got over my head in carboys of wine juice, when I became a vintner at the Silver Moon Winery in Dover, Ohio. I was Ken’s first employee and we made wine from kits. People can still come in and make their own 30 or 60 bottles of wine, slap their labels on it and give it away for the perfect gift.

The fam

Here’s some of my dad’s lively wine descriptions from his wine he made at the Silver Moon Winery. (It describes a squabble between a Lone Willow grape-loving raccoon and our dogs). I hope you will enjoy! Cheers!

Lone Willow Ice Wine

When winter comes to the vineyards of Lone Willow Farm, the grapes freeze and concentrate their native juices into a most desirable potion. This attracts the wiley raccoon who loves to grape and raid the vineyard of its’ prize. The great cooners, Big Boy and Einstein, protect the vineyard from these masked bandits, sometimes catching them in the act. When they do, the fur flies and lends a certain flavorful angst to this fine wine, giving both the bite and smoothness of the hair of the dog. Enjoy.

Einstein on Tree

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3 Responses to Mmm, vino + dogs. Yes, more please.

  1. Margaret McClay says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole post.
    Refreshingly uncluttered.

  2. Erin Sykes says:

    Leah–I never knew you were the first employee. That’s awesome 🙂

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