Bille Axell also took this stunning portrait of Jewel and April, owned by Donna and Earl Dinger.

Tracy Leach sent us photos of her two pups, Chelsea and Bart, checking out Seneca Lake.

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This is Gary at Atwater Vineyards, owned by Amanda and Noel Catti.  I know what you mean, Gary:  I saw a lot of humans looking at those Atwater wines with their tongues hanging out too!

Pre-Event Party at Rasta Ranch

On Wednesday evening, July 24, there will be some big festivities at Rasta ranch from 5-8PM just for the Grapehound Wine Tour Early Birds. 


The decorated 1958 VW bus called "Juicy Lucy" will be there for photos with Grapehounds folks.  Music will be provided by Brett Beardsle Brett Beardslee and Scott Adams, vintage, handmade clothing by Themis and Thread, artisan cheeses and meats by Englebert Farms, local craft beer and a full array of our wines. There will be dancing, fun for all!


Lots of lawn space for the Hounds, a covered deck and the new addition for shelter. The tasting room is full of groovy clothing and jewelry to polish up your wardrobe for the festivities too!  If you're arriving by Wednesday evening, plan to join us at Rasta ranch!​  Rasta Ranch will also have a float in the Hector Fair parade on Friday evening  You are invited to walk in the parade with Rasta Ranch!

Back View

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The Little Red Wagon is back! The Little Red Wagon will be providing delicious entrees for our event at our host winery this year.  They do a lot of  dietetic or veggie options for those of you who like salads or wraps and not the traditional hamburger and fries fare.  But they have that too!

Cheers from Kay Boniface as she relaxes at the new Boundary Breaks winery with her three hounds, Sabrina, Dakota and Geyser.  Boundary Breaks is not far from our main location in Ovid.

Bille Axell photography took this special photo of Stephanie and Ron Miles' two hounds, Daisy Mae and Kenny, as Kenny was getting to know his biological brother.  A special moment on Seneca Lake!

Front View

Grapehounds- New York Updates 
July 25-July 28, 2019

The Grapehound Wine Tour®, July 25-28, 2019


Location  We will be at Catharine Valley Winery as our main host location this year, just 4 miles north of the Walmart in Watkins Glen on Route 414.


We plan to have Atwater as our Early Bird destination, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards as our Welcome winery and Fulkerson as our Sunday host winery.  We have several new wineries and brew pubs on this year's tour, over 42 wineries, distilleries and brew pubs in all.


Our Hotels page is being updated as hotels respond to our outcalls.   Places are filling up so don't wait to reserve your accommodation.


News Flash!  (4/23) There is still a Villa available at Vineyard Villas.  This is a one bedroom, 2 level Villa, includes full kitchen, BBQ grill, firewood for firepit.  2 person occupancy with additional sleeping up to 4 people total with the downstairs sofa-bed. The pictures can be seen on our website below.  It is a 4 night minimum, no pet fee, rate is 280 / 290 depending on days chosen ( must include Friday and Saturday). You can book 7 days with 10% discount as well.   Call Rico at  607-882-2345  See the Villas at vineyardvillas@htva.net



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Our new 2019 Grapehound Wine Tour® shirt is here!


Kent Roberts, the well-known greyhound artist, has designed this year's shirt to celebrate Woodstock, wine tasting and greyhounds.  How cool is that?


The shirt features a VW bus frm the 1960's, covered with hearts and flowers and being driven by a greyhound.  A bunny sits in the pasenger's seat giving us the peace sign.  Another greyhound plays rock & roll music next to the bus.  This is a fun, fanciful shirt which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock along with our annual wine and greyhounds event tin the Finger Lakes of New York.


Custom Design  You may custom design your shirt in several ways if you order in advance.  The shirt comes in sizes small through 4XL.  You may also order this lavender shirt in universal cut style or ladies cut.  Or you may keep our wording on the back (Peace, Love, Wine Greyhounds) or order your shirt with the back side blank. 


Like the sixties, you have lots of choices with our one-time Woodstock shirt.  But you should order your shirt now, as we expect the limited number of shirts that we bring to the event to sell out fast.  if you buy one in advance, we will hold it for you with your name on it.  Pick your shirt up at the event with no shipping cost at all or we'll ship it to your door for $4.  


Deadline for pre-orders is July 1.  You may see ordering information here.

 "Adopt a Greyhound" Cap

We have a new universal baseball cap,

designed by Kent Roberts.  We think this

is the coolest greyhound cap around!  

These also can be purchased in our 

Grapehound Wine Tour® online store.

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