Our Farm & Vineyard

Source is everything. We have great loamy soils with character. The soils are glacial moraines deposited across Whidbey Island. Our Maxwelton Valley microclimate is cool and dry in the summer, allowing for the grapes to balance acids and sugars. It is a marine climate.

 

Spoiled Dog Winery

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On an east facing slope, the Pinot Noir grapes develop on cool morning temperatures and are protected from afternoon heat. Our Pinot Noir reflects the terroir of our vineyard, with an elegant and defined flavor and well-balanced structure.

Sustainably grown is more than just a phrase to us. It is a commitment to grow our grapes using the best practices we know. Sustainability means “capable of being maintained indefinitely, capable of meeting the environmental, economic and social needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”. Here is a listing of some of our practices:

Our Dogs

The winery is graced with our three Australian Shepherds, Blue, Sami and Brix. Blue is a Blue Merle, Sami a Black Tri-color and Brix is a Red Tri-Color. Blue and Sami are teaching baby Brix the ropes about being a vineyard dog. They diligently guard the grapes and play in their spare time. After a hard day of work, they enjoy running on the beach.

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Please read about our dogs in this Article in Bellingham Alive Magazine.

Spoiled Dog Contest

Click here for details about the current Spoiled Dog Contest. September 1, 2016 is the deadline for the Spoiled Dog 2016 Contest entries.

2015 Spoiled Dog Winner:

Spoiled Dog Winner 2015

Rosie is walked several times a day, served good healthy food, and receives treats, endless praise and pats. A proven "good girl" she travels in her choice of seats in the car or first class in a private plane, and vacations with us visiting dog friendly hotels, restaurants and wineries. Congratulations!