Grab your leash and get a wiggle on to the NEW Muddy Paws Wine Trail
The format has changed but the fun continues. On the weekend of June 24 & 25, 2023, Vineland Estates Winery and Featherstone Estate Winery, Sue-Ann Staff Winery and Westcott Vineyards will open their doors to friendly, well-behaved dogs on leash who wish to accompany their owners.
There will be a canine theme to the weekend, with special events at each winery and a portion of wine sales will support The Bello Project / Home Hospice. This association provides care and compassion for the pets of the terminally ill.
Between Featherstone and Vineland Estates Winery there is a lovely 20 minute hike through the woods on the Bruce Trail. The walk between Sue-Ann Staff Winery and Westcott takes you through scenic vineyards and is a short 10 minute stroll.
In all cases, the trail is clearly marked but appropriate footwear is essential. (i.e. you should have support for your ankles- it’s a wilderness trail, not a paved one). We do not recommend the trail for wheelchairs, baby strollers and those with mobility issues.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted. There is no shuttle service between the wineries
12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Saturday June 24 & Sunday June 25, 2023
Tickets are $60.00 (+ HST and Handling Fee) per person.
Each ticket includes access to the Muddy Paws area at all four wineries; two wine samples and a food pairing at each winery, one commemorative GoVino glass, live music and lots of dog-friendly activities.
- Tickets are valid for either Saturday June 24 OR Sunday June 25, 2023.
- Please specify which date you will be attending when you purchase your ticket. You must start at that winery on the day of the event.
Local Chefs and fabulous wine:
There will be delicious options at each location – menu details will be announced on our Facebook page or below.
Goings on at Featherstone Estate Winery
Find out about The Bello Project
The Muddy Paws Wine Festival is proud to support The Bello Project and a portion of sales from the weekend will go towards supporting their mission. Pawcasso’s Studio is back, this year ! For a small donation you can discover your pooch’s inner Pawcasso with the good folks from The Bello Project/Home Hospice Association (the charity recipient of funds raised through the festival).
Amazing chow with our go-to guys
Come. Sit. Eat! Featherstone has teamed up with Wellington Court’s Eric Peacock to provide a fabulous pairing of Tuna Croquette with Chorizo Aioli to accompany our amazing 2021 Rose and 2021 Four Feathers
Porchetta Sliders with Rapini and Peperenata will also be available
Live Music : MGM Jazz Duo
Groove to the easy tones of our favourite Jazz Duo.
Fresh Baked Artisanal Dog Treats
Featherstone will be firing up their wood-burning pizza oven and baking fresh complimentary Cookies for the dogs. For the humans, we bake Dog Bones…tasty little garlicky knots of deliciousness.
Indigo Pet Photography: Winery Barrel Room Sessions
Indigo Pet Photography is back! This year, pawsome pet photographer Karen Black will be located at Featherstone to accommodate more Winery Barrel Room Photo Sessions. Pricing and booking details coming soon!
What’s on at Vineland Estate Winery
Nibbles and sips and dips
We’ll be offering Charcuterie Skewers with our Barko Noir, Sparkling Frienzy and Bark-uterie for dogs.
Plus we’ll have pools for your pup to cool down and treats for your dogs.
What’s in store at Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Relax, listen and play on the Vineyard View Lawn absorbing the sun or under the century old Chestnut Tree.
Duck Duck Bark!
For your pairing, Beamsville’s August Restaurant will have a delicous duck and mushroom rillette with pickled asparagus and sweet potato crackers. Plus additional food will be available, we’ll have Chipotle tacos and 3 oz Gritstone Cabernet for $10 + HST on site
The wines: 2019 Riesling Loved By Lu and 2020 Bank Barn Baco Noir (or is it a Barko Noir?)
We’re all about the duck!
A Ducky Dog Treat Bag of a dried sweet potato wrapped with duck breast plus duck tenders for the four-leggers
Saturday: Claralux Music Duo from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Jessica Wilson from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
We’ve got all the things going on! Multiple walking trails, a cooling station for the doggos, a pawsome obstacle course, a “lucky duck” contest, and a photo station for you to get your social on! Be sure to tag #muddypaws2023
The low down on Westcott’s happenings
Sample some amazing wines, enjoy a delcious food pairing from our chefs Ricky and Olivia and for the pups…a delicous doggy cupcake.
Amazing Food by: Ricky and Olivia
Enjoy a delicious Apricot and Goat Cheese Tartlet plus we have a special Muddy Paws snack menu available for guests
Live Music featuring:
Nick & Serena on June 24th from 1pm – 4pm
Josh Edwards on June 25th from 1pm – 4pm
Extra fun stuff for you and the pups
Take part in our special Muddy Paws Photo Booth. Take a picture with your pup and tag us to win prizes! We also have contests and giveaways, freshly baked dog cupcakes (or are they pupcakes?!) and wines by the glass.