Martha Clara Vineyards

Last weekend, we took a drive out to Martha Clara Vineyards.  We took Finn there last winter and she had an amazing time, so we thought we would bring Charley out to a destination (other than the vet and the dog run) for the first time.  The wonderful thing about the wineries by us is that they are all pet friendly.  Well, we hadn’t realized that it was the day before St. Paddy’s, and the wineries were doing there own celebrating, so it was completely packed.  I took Charley into the area where you can buy wine, and he was so nervous.  Another woman with a dog came over, and he sniffed a bit, but he had no interest really after the initial meeting.  I forced a couple of laps around the gift shop while hubs played with Finn a bit and then we went outside and sniffed around with the farm animals.




It’s so interesting to see some personality differences. Finn would have jumped right in there with these guys and Charley was more interested in finding sticks and sniffing the bird poop!


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roo
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 06:47:32

    What a great family adventure y’all had! Wonder what Charley would say he liked best about the trip – probably all the different kinds of poop to smell BOL!

    Waggin at ya,

  2. Reilly & denny
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 07:14:57

    What a great place to visit and it was the perfect thing to do to socialize charley…the more you get out and about with them…the easier it gets.

  3. Madi and Mom
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 07:15:26

    Hey Charley good buddy there is a honking big horned critter behind you!!
    Finn my peeps love llamas they stayed at a B&B in the NC mountains. The took a llama trekk into the woods it was such fun. Mom lead the llama too.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  4. mollieandalfie
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 07:36:40

    I bet Charley enjoyed it, I suppose a stick is more interesting than a Llarma..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. 2browndawgs
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 07:51:42

    Sounds like fun. Storm would have been into the poop too…any poop…lol.

  6. Molly The Wally
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 08:35:14

    Sorry WP playing up again. Sounds like a fab place to visit. We are always amazed how dog freindly they across the pond.
    Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Bailey
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 08:40:29

    What a great introduction to getting out and around for Charlie.

  8. Sam
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 09:28:36

    It’s still all so new to him. Sam would have been worried we were leaving him, and Monty would have been trying to figure out how to chew on the llama’s….


  9. carraig1
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 09:40:58

    Bird poop…it’s a guy thing, Finn. They are so immature.

  10. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 09:57:29

    What a wonderful time and so interesting, how differently they react

  11. Daisy
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:05:44

    We suppose it’s better than trying to chase the animals…..we think the Alpacas and Highland cattle would have fought back. Bird poop is much safer.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  12. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:13:50

    Hey Charley…. EVERY kind of Poop is interesting. You did grrrreat on your furst big outting buddy. Girrrrrls just don’t understand the FINER thingys in life.

  13. Eileen and Annie
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:42:49

    Charley will soon discover that trips out are fun.

  14. Luke's Adventures
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:08:52

    I love visiting vineyards! Tipsy people like to drop their food on the ground…and I like to eat!

  15. tarynft
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:23:36

    Sounds like a fun outing and it’s definitely a good idea to get Charley out and about as much as possible.

  16. Goose
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:22:57

    Who doesn’t love a good road trip that ends in wine?! 😉 Glad that everyone was well behaved and that there was no “bull in china shop” incidences! Hehehe!

  17. Lily Belle
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:33:25

    Butt….. did you two get any wine? We think it’s pawsome that the wineries are pet friendly. I guess if the hoomans drink too much, you can lead them home. Ha!

    We’re glad that Charley got to go too. It’s good for him to get out like that.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  18. Katie and Coccolino
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:36:08

    That’s beautiful – my kind of place. Must have been nice to see the other animals!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  19. harrispen
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 13:27:32

    Looks like you all had a fun family adventure.


  20. Blueberry's human
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 15:27:59

    I think bird poop almost always trumps llamas. 😉

  21. Mitch and Molly
    Mar 21, 2013 @ 18:43:33

    What a fun trip with so many wonderful smells! We would have been sniffing birdie poop too, Charley!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  22. Urban Hounds
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 06:47:30

    Looks like fun. Can you tell me the name of the winery? I dont live too far from you and I think it would be great fun to bring some of th edogs to a winery, is there one in particular you would reccomend?

    urban hounds

  23. SUGAR: Golden Woofs
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 09:00:18

    Woof! Woof! Yes it is interesting to meet farm/barn animals. I would have Woof! Woof! with all the sound they make. Hope they did find some sticks to play. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  24. Bert
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 22:01:03

    I love all the pet friendly places you guys go to. I would never have imagined that you could go to half the places you guys go. We live in an area that is not too pet friendly.
    You are so lucky

  25. bichonpawz
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 22:29:25

    I bet Finn had a blast!! Very cool that they allow you to take dogs!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  26. Little Reufus
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 00:26:18

    What a fun adbenture!!! How did those llamas shmell??? Inquiring snooters want teu know!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  27. Lauren @ Life With Desmond
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 07:07:21

    Aww, that sounds like a nice day. We went out to the wineries with Desmond once, and he was pretty much fine, but I think he was mostly like, “Um, why are we not snoozing on the couch? What is the meaning of this?” Is that the only one you went to, or did you do a little self-guided tour?

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