Cana Vineyards in Middleburg is one of the few Virginia wineries that welcomes dogs indoors as well as out, making it a great destination during the colder months. Situated on a picturesque 43-acre hillside overlooking the Bull Run Mountains between Aldie and Middleburg, the vineyard allows you to bring your leashed dog into the first-floor tasting room, onto the porch and patio, and throughout the grounds. The second-floor tasting area, deck, and gazebo are for adults only—no two- or four-legged children allowed.
My dogs particularly enjoyed lying flat out on the cool concrete porch floor while the humans bellied up to the tasting bar. And the staff just laughed when the pups put their front paws on the counter to see if any treats were being served along with the wine.
Another draw is that Cana features live music every weekend. You can be social in the tasting room, but then get some privacy at one of the many picnic tables spread around the grounds or on the wide porch that spans the entire front of the building—while listening to acoustic guitar music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Cana is open Thursday through Monday, with a $10 tasting fee and plenty of free on-site parking.
Gwyn Donohue is the author of the blog Two Dog Tales. Head there to read about more events, activities, and news for Washington dog owners.