Loudoun County, Virginia, also known as DC’s Wine Country, boasts more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms and 30+ breweries. A little more than an hour outside Washington, D.C., Loudoun County wineries and breweries are popular destinations for anyone wanting to escape the city and spend a relaxing day sipping amazing wines or trying one of the many great craft beers. And don’t worry, you won’t have to leave your dog home alone because there are many dog friendly wineries and breweries to choose from. So bring your furry friends along for the ride and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills and picturesque countryside together.
Dog Friendly Wineries in Loudoun
According to the county’s tourism website, there are 18 dog friendly wineries in Loudoun County. We’ll cover some of them here but to see the whole list, head on over to Visitloudoun.org.
Bleu Frog Vineyards
Established in 2017, Bleu Frog Vineyards in Leesburg, VA is a family and veteran run farm winery. They are passionate about Veteran’s affairs and dogs and animal rescue. Set amidst beautiful rolling hills, guests can enjoy wine tastings in the Rustic Barn that looks like a quaint chapel, or sit outside at the barn patio sipping wine with their furry friends by their side. A hilltop pavilion is also available for private gatherings of 25-75 guests. Open Friday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Corcoran Vineyards & Cider
Located in Waterford, VA, Corcoran Vineyards and Cider is a small family-owned winery and cidery. They opened in 2004 and were the eleventh winery in Loudoun County. They pride themselves on being an intimate gathering place for you and your friends and they are dog friendly inside and out, and even offer discounts and treats at Yappy Hour on Sundays from 12-3pm. Hours of operation are Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm.
Creek's Edge Winery
Creek’s Edge Winery sits along the Catoctin Creek in Lovettesville, VA. The Winery is of Amish construction and has a rustic elegance to the tasting room. In colder weather, the majestic fireplace is a great place to cozy up and sip some wine. A sweeping lawn leads from the Winery down to the creek’s edge, where visitors can play outdoor games and dogs love to explore. It is a dog-friendly winery, but dogs are only allowed in the outdoor areas. Open Thursday through Monday (check website for hours).
Stone Tower Winery
Home to three generations of the Huber family, Stone Tower Winery is set on a gorgeous 300 acre estate located atop Hogback Mountain in Leesburg, Virginia. The Harvest Barn tasting room is family and pet friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome inside and outside the Harvest Barn and on the patio outside the Tower View Tasting Room. Open Thursday - Monday 11am - 6pm.
Dog Friendly Breweries in Loudoun
Loudoun County is one of the most vibrant craft beer destinations in the U.S., with 30+ breweries and growing. While some are in industrial parks in eastern Loudoun, many of them are in the gorgeous countryside of western Loudoun. I’ll introduce you to some of the dog friendly breweries that welcome your furry canine friends. Check out the full list of breweries in the county at the Visit Loudoun website
Barnhouse Brewery, in Lucketts, Virginia, serves great tasting traditional beers. They brew small, handcrafted batches, using local ingredients whenever possible. Their tap room and spacious outdoor patio are great gathering places for family and friends or private events. Kids and dogs are welcome. Open Friday-Sunday
Vanish Farmwoods Brewery
Vanish Farmwoods Brewery is a 63 acre family-owned farm-brewery located in beautiful Lucketts, Virginia. It’s known for “good beer and a laid-back vibe.” They have a huge Taproom with 20 beers on tap, and also sell wine and cider, so everyone can have their drink of choice. The outdoor space, with scenic views, is incredible! Tons of room for you and your dogs, including a play area for kids. Leashed dogs are allowed in the pavilion, stables and field area. Vanish is open 7 days a week.
Dirt Farm Brewery
Located in picturesque Bluemont, Virginia, Dirt Farm Brewery is owned by the Zurschmeide family; the same family who owns Great County Farms and Bluemont Vineyard. Set into the Blue Ridge mountainside, the panoramic views of the Loudoun Valley are just incredible, which is why most people love to sit on the patio or lawn area. While the outdoor areas are perfect for families or those with dogs, they also offer indoor seating in the Taproom. Open daily.
Lost Barrel Brewing
Lost Barrel Brewing is set on a picturesque countryside property in Middleburg, Virginia. Guests can enjoy high quality farm fresh beer or hard seltzer, and some amazing food offerings. The tap house is warm and inviting, with a nod to the equestrian sport Middleburg is known for. There is also seating for you and your leashed furry friends on the porch or expansive lawn or rent a cozy fire pit area. Open Thursday - Sunday.
Whether you are visiting or live in Loudoun County, we know you'll find a dog friendly winery or brewery that fits your fancy. And if you want to spend the whole day away from home sipping wine or drinking beer and want to leave your furry friend at home, please reach out to Pawsitivity Pet Services. Our professional dog walkers and pet sitters will provide the best care for your best friend. www.pawsitivitypetservices.com