Westport Winery Named One of the Most Dog Friendly Wineries in the U.S.



Submitted by Westport Winery

westport winery dog parkThis week the website American Winery Guide.com listed Westport Winery as one of the Most Dog Friendly Wineries in the U.S. According to the article by Jim Finley there are over 750 dog-friendly wineries in the nation. Of those, the author selected three wineries from Washington, eleven from California, two from Virginia, and one each from Oregon and Ohio to highlight.

The article states, “Westport Winery in Aberdeen, Washington has hosted Yappy Hour every sunny, summer Sunday since it opened in March of 2008. In addition, Westport owners Blain and Kim Roberts, knowing that most dogs would probably be happier romping around with other four-legged friends than watching their owners swirling wine glasses, created Washington State’s first winery dog park! Each of Westport’s 33 wines benefits a different local charity with several benefitting pet adoption and rescue organizations. Westport has also hosted several fundraisers for specific dogs needing surgery. Westport’s two Chow Chows, Lulu and Curzon, are also celebrities in their own right being featured in the books Winery Dogs of Washington andDogs Tell Their Stories.”

The photograph shown with the article is the sign for Westport Winery’s Best Friends’ Dog Park with rules, guidelines, the story of the park, and a great quote honoring the Roberts’ family’s four dogs that have passed for whom the park is dedicated. From the story The Once Again Prince by Irving Townsend, it says, “We who choose to surround ourselves with lives, even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan…”



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