The Benziger Gang
Benziger Family Winery - Glen Ellen, USA
Alexander, Winston, Jacob AND Charlee
Porter Family Vineyards - Napa, USA
Inglenook - Rutherford, USA


Wherever wine is made, you’re likely to find a loyal canine snoozing in the cellar or roaming the vineyard – and Wine Dogs has found some beauties. Wine Dogs books celebrate the working (and relaxing) dog in the wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms from some of the world’s greatest wine estates. It’s a known fact that behind every great winemaker sits a loyal, dish-licking, taste-testing, lawn-watering pooch and it’s our job to document it. After all, aren’t these hounds the real palate-power behind the skilled business of making wine?


Wine Dogs editions are photographic journals of stunning pictures, featuring canines and magnificent wine estates from all around the world. Meet Astra the Terrier from Tuscany, Carl the Kelpie from Coonawarra, and Sophie the Newfoundland from Napa – the colours of each wine region fill these beautiful books.

The photos are interspersed with short stories by a veritable roll-call of international wine scribes and luminaries, including Robert Parker Jr., (the world’s most renowned wine critic), Sam Neill, Jeni Port, Jack Burton, Dan Berger, Peter Forrestal, Nick Stock, Tory Shepherd, Ralph Steadman, Bruce Cass, Tiziana Frescobaldi and many more.


Each doggy portrait comes with their own bio – including favourite foods, naughtiest deeds and obsessions. Find out which dog ate a couch, who chewed Bill Clinton’s leg and discover the identity of the dog who stole Robert Mondavi’s heart.

Which dog peed in the rain gauge and which hound set himself in quick-set cement?

The answers to these questions are all revealed within the various volumes of Wine Dogs – come inside for a look.