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

Advanced registration has closed but you may register at the event in Ovid.


The Grapehound Wine Tour®, July 24-29, 2018


Location  We will be at the Firehouse (Firehouse Tap Room)in Ovid for our main location this year.  This is a fairly level location with some shade trees, a big picnic pavillion, and and of course our babysitting and vendor tents.   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 six new wineries and two new brew pubs on this year's tour, thirty-eight wineries, distilleries and brew pubs in all.


Our Hotels page has been updated except for hotels which have not yet responded to our calls.  Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) up in Waterloo is offering a good deal at $139 a night and no pet fees.  They are right next to the Walmart and now provide a free breakfast!  Places are filling up so don't wait to reserve your accommodation.

Adoption Groups


We will have a number of greyhound adoption groups at this year's Grapehound Wine Tour®, including


Monica's Heart (Altoona, PA)


Greyhounds Pet Adoptions of Delaware (Newark, DE)


​Forever Home Greyhound Adoption (MIddleburg, NY)


Greyt Companions  (Albany, NY)


We Adopt Greyhounds (Glastonbury, CT)


God's Greyts (Orlando, FL)


​Nittany Greyhound Adoption (Port Matilda, PA)

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!

The Little Red Wagon is back! The Little Red Wagon will be providing delicious entrees for our event at the Firehouse 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!

2018 Vendors (Updated 7-16-18)

Axell Photography (Manchester, ME)

Joe Bushman, Artist (Bronxville, NY)

Cassie's Casual Wear  (McConnellstown, PA)

​Couch Potato Collection (Rochester, NY)

Creative Crafts  (Summerville, SC)

​​​​​God's Greyts (Orlando, FL) will be trimming nails

​Greyhound Love (Birdsboro, PA)

Harley's Barkery (Syracuse, NY)

Hold Still Portraits for Pets (Sharon Springs, NY)

​​​Linda Evans Greyhound Artist (East Clarendon, VT)

​Long Dog Leather (Silver Spring, MD)

​Wetherby Martingales (Greensburg, PA)

 Grapehounds T-Shirt 

We have a new lavender T-shirt for 2018.  It is a beautiful lavender color.  On the front it has our logo and the words, "I rescue hounds.)  On the back it says, "I also rescue wine when I find it trapped in a bottle."


We will also have a few of our burgundy shirts for sale on mark-down from last year's event.  We also have a nice selection of embroidered polo shirts which are very sharp looking for dinner out in the summer time.  



"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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Grapehounds- New York Updates 
July 24-July 29, 2018

​​Seresto Collars  

We unequivocally recommend Seresto collars for flea and tick protection for greyhounds and other sighthounds.  We have used them for several months now and while our dogs have walked in tall grasses in about fifteen states, we have not seen a tick, despite a heavy tick presence.  These collars are non- irritating to our dogs' skin and we love the fact that they are an external tick control, not a  systemic  treatment.   Nothing has controlled ticks on our dogs like these Seresto collars.  You won't believe their efficacy!

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

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