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Hike and bike and sip your way through Healdsburg, California.

Healdsburg is home to over 150 wineries, most are pet-friendly and considered one of the top ten wine destinations in the Country. This 1800’s town is often compared to Tuscany for its climate and rolling hills dotted with vineyards.

The northern California town offers great restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, antiquing and art galleries where Fido is welcome to explore right along with you. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, boating, canoeing and camping. Golf courses are also considered some of the best in the San Francisco Bay area.

Ride a bike

Wine Country Bikes offer various tours throughout Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander valleys. This is also a fun way to visit the wineries. With Fido at doggy daycare, a sample ride can take you to Quivira Winery for your first wine tasting of the day. For another trip sans bikes, Fido can enjoy outdoor vistas on the estate. Next up, Lambert Bridge. Established in 1975, Lambert Bridge Winery is one of the oldest post-prohibition wineries in the Valley. After checking out the lighted barrel room, pedal over to Bella Vineyards and Wine cave. This is a unique experience with its year-round average temperature of 61F. The caves natural humidity of 55% allows for less evaporation of wine from the barrels and are environmentally friendly. Your well-behaved leashed Fido is welcome. And finally, Mauritson Winery. The Winery has been in the same family for six generations. Since 1868, the family has been growing grapes in the Dry Creek Valley and also welcomes Fido. Carrie Mauritson and resident labs, SoHo and Chelsea, are just as much a part of the team. They provide organic dog treats when you visit.

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