Wednesday, September 17

Grapehounds NY 2013

Yes, that’s right. 2013. Just a little bit late. This was back when we still had Stella.
Stella is all excited for the 8 hr drive up, while Stanley has already settled into nap mode.
We stayed at an old farm house. The house dog showed us where the ducks were. Stella took particular interest.
You could tell which wineries welcomed the greyhounds.
We ran into Sly and Cooper’s parents at Villa Bellangelo. Their tasting room was so big, the kids decided to spread out.
Then off to lunch. Stella and Stanley shared a bed on the deck.
We had a beautiful view on the deck.
While we started our tasting menu.
We went back at the farm house for a little break, and the ducks were waiting to ambush us.
Then off to the Welcome Party at Hazlitt. Stella and Stanley look out on all the other greyhounds.
Parker looks around. Searching for some of his peeps. 
Oh look. He found some pups his size at one of the wineries.
We really did feel welcome at the wineries.
By this time, Stanley was willing to just lay down on the floor. But for our tripod girl, we took in the cushy bed.
This little slip of paper was our pass to the greyhound-friendly wineries.
There was vending at the host winery. Where the vendors sold such things as the Bake a Bone. I referred to it as the George Foreman of doggie biscuits.
The stained glass really looked great on this sunny day.
The kids were so tired, they didn’t mind sleeping under the deer head.
Refreshed after their nap, they are ready for their next tasting.
On to the next winery.
Where they have something for the pups and their humans.
The last winery we went to had this artsy chalkboard.

We showed a little restraint this year. Of course, by now in real time, none of those bottles are left.


  1. Looks like loads of nice wine and goodies and of course always great to meet up with Greyhounds and their owners.

    Hope you are having a nice week.

  2. I'm fascinated by the winery tasting and inviting the greyhounds! I never see that here in the rural west! I'm also impressed by the beds that you take along for the tastings...did you buy them or make them?

  3. Looks like it was a great time. Wonderful memories for you.

  4. What a wonderful time and wonderful memories I'm sure!

    ...when visiting Napa lately, I noticed that bunches of the vineyards/wineries allowed did the hotels. We may see about bringing Dory on our next trip!

  5. What a nice day out. Lovely to see Stella looking so happy on her trip. That is a very cute drawing on the blackboard.
    Dip Elliot and Lynne x

  6. I am so envious! I would love to try that just once, even though I don't drink wine! It looks like you had a lot of fun, and it was good to see Stella again!

  7. One of these days, I WILL get there!

  8. Grapehounds NY is an awesome event. Already looking forward to going in 2015.

  9. Looks like y'all had a great trip. It made my day to see a pic of Stella again!