The Grapehound Wine Tour will be held from July 21 to July 26, 2020.

Advance registration is open.

The Grapehound Wine Tour® is a week-long event for greyhound and sighthound owners.  Your well-behaved sighthounds may accompany you at all wineries, distilleries and brew pubs.  The official schedule runs from Thursday (7/23) to Sunday (7/26).  People may also sign up as an "Early Bird" and arrive early on Tuesday or Wednesday, before the event officially begins on Thursday evening, July 23.

The cost to register is $31 ($35 at the door) and this covers your tasting glass, ten tickets for free tastings at ten wineries, distilleries or brew pubs, a welcome with hors d'oeuvres at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, and numerous events throughout the weekend at our host wineries and the walk to the falls at Taughannck Falls State Park.  (Tastings at most wineries in summer usually cost between $5-$7, so our fee of $31 is less than half what you would normally pay for ten winery visits.)

You must be twenty-one years of age to register or taste wine.  Younger family members may attend with their parents.

The main event on Friday and Saturday will be held at Catharine Valley Winery, just north of Watkins Glen.  We have not determined yet what winery will be our Early Bird winery.  Traditionally it has been Atwater Estate Vineyards and we are discussing these host locations with several wineries.  Early Bird check-in ends about 4PM on Thursday and moves to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards for our Welcome event Thursday evening starting at 5PM.  (We need an hour to move all the registration stuff from the Early Bird venue to Hazlitt.)

Our Welcome event will be hosted by Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards (5712 NY St Rt 414 Hector, NY) on Thursday, July 23rd,  5-8 PM.

Our "going home" event on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 will likely be held at Fulkerson Winery on Route 14 on the west shore.  As always, we will walk with the hounds to Taughannock Falls on Sunday morning.


There are many great accommodations which accept dogs listed on our  Hotels page.  Many waive their dog fees.  

Some folks choose to rent a cottage or cabin on the lake.   These can often be found at websites like VRBO (Vacation rentals by Owner).   Others stay at an area hotel.   Some folks like to stay at a campground cabin or in a camper.

Just don't wait to reserve a place to stay or you may miss out.  Things fill up quickly in July in this area.