Wine & Woofs: Canines Uncorked

Canines Uncorked 2016: August 6

Thank you for another successful Canines Uncorked event! If you had portraits taken at Elk Cove Vineyards, these are now available online here.

Raffle winners and more will be announced soon.

About Canines Uncorked

The sixth annual Canines Uncorked wine tour highlights 16 North Willamette Valley wineries where dogs are counted among the guests of honor. Join OHS on August 6 and bring your best furry friend! This event is a benefit for the shelter animals.

Canines UncorkedA “License to Taste” passport includes free wine tastings and dog activities at each participating winery. Passports are $40 in advance ($50 day of), with 100% of the passport proceeds benefiting pets in need. The passport is good through the month of August, so you can still enjoy tastings at each participating winery even if you can’t make it to every one on Aug. 6.

Share photos and more online with the tag #CaninesUncorked, and join the Facebook event here »

Featuring: North Willamette Vintners

The participating wineries are located in one of Oregon’s premier wine-growing regions, conveniently located just outside Portland in the nearby towns of Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Helvetia, Hillsboro, North Plains and Tigard.

Tour Map

This tour map makes it easy to plot an afternoon of leisurely tasting and canine activities the through the beautiful North Willamette Valley wine region. Learn more about the North Willamette Vintners member wineries here »

Note: the above link includes information about all the wineries in the region; only the 16 wineries listed below are involved in Canines Uncorked.

Participating Canines Uncorked Wineries & Activities

The wineries below accept the special Canines Uncorked Passport and will have special activities for your four-legged friend. You can lean more about the wineries below and plan your trip on a map here »


A Blooming Hill
Paws & Paint – This is the spot for lovers of dogs, wine and art! See beautiful pet-themed work from local artists, including paintings and wood work. This location features a raffle for a custom dog bed in a wine barrel donated by a local artist.

Apolloni Vineyards
Carnival – LexiDog Boutique and Social Club has teamed up with Apolloni Vineyards to host a carnival for your pup! Play fun games, win prizes and snack on some yummy kettle corn (made fresh by Rotary Club of West Linn, with $1 of each bag sold donated to OHS). Meet adoptable dogs from the Oregon Humane Society at this location.

Ardiri Winery & Vineyards
The Frosted Paw – While you taste the fabulous beverage offerings at Ardiri, you can also express how much you love your four legged friend(s) by decorating a tasty dog treat for them! All supplies courtesy of Twinkie’s Tarts du Jour Dog Bakery.

Blizzard Wines
Pet Talks – “Woof, Woof, Woof,” says your dog. (Translation: Take me to Blizzard Wines to meet with animal communicator Ute Luppertz of Pets Point of View!)

David Hill Vineyards & Winery
Pawsitively Pampered – While you relax with the spectacular wine at David Hill Vineyards & Winery, your pooch can enjoy a complimentary massage from Heal NW Animal Massage. Learn how massage is a great way to maintain your dog’s health and well-being.

Dion Vineyard
Tails & Trails – Experience wine country with a short hike through the beautiful grounds of Dion Vineyard. A mile loop through the vineyard, with wine service at the beginning and middle of the trail is ideal for those active dogs (and their wine-loving people)! The trail is not too steep, but the view from atop the vineyard is well worth the effort. The Balanced Dog, a local training and dog hike company, will be there to provide tips for hiking with your dogs. Enter a raffle for the ultimate dog & human adventure raffle pack!

Elk Cove Vineyards
Photos & Fido – Enjoy the views at Elk Cove Vineyards as the beautiful landscape unravels into a natural scenic backdrop for a photo of you and your faithful four legged companion. Photos by photographer Laura Hinrichs will be shared online for viewing and print ordering. Gallery now available here »

Helvetia Winery
Nose Works – While your senses take in the aromas and tastes at the fabulous Helvetia Winery, your pooch can have fun following their own nose with K9 Nose Work. Carol Forsberg of Nose Work Detectives will help develop your dog’s scenting capabilities though fun “follow your nose” activities! So be sure to bring your dog’s favorite treats with you (there will also be lots of treats on-site)!

Kramer Vineyards
Lappin’ Luau – Your dog will definitely want to visit Kramer Vineyards, where s/he will be greeted with a lei Hawaii-style. Dogs can cool off in a doggie pool and chill out with a pup-friendly snow cone. Puppy paradise, right? All while you are enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Kramer Vineyards. Come check it out!

Oak Knoll Winery
Pemco Playful Pups – Sip on the fantastic vintages at Oak Knoll Winery, grab a fun photo booth prop for you (and your dog), and strike your silliest pose. Pemco Insurance will print a copy of your photo for you to take. (Photo Booth sponsored by Pemco Insurance). Your photo will be entered into a contest for the silliest photo. The winner will receive a gift card for dinner for two at Tin Shed Café (they have a dog menu!).

Plum Hill Vineyards
Tunes & Toys – Relax on the beautiful patio at Plum Hill Vineyards while you listen to live music and enjoy wonderful wine. Your canine companion can indulge in our dog toy bar to occupy their time.

Provincial Vineyards
Trick-or-Treat – Who doesn’t love a tasty treat or how to learn a new trick? Your dogs can enjoy healthy, fresh, and local & organic treats (courtesy of Dog Mountain Bakery), as well as interact with OHS Behavior and Training team members on-site to discuss dog behaviors and work on fun new tricks.

Ruby Vineyard & Winery
Doggie Olympics – Does your pup have what it takes to be a gold medalist? Make sure to check out the brand-new tasting room at Ruby Vineyard & Winery, and outside you will find puzzle toys & agility equipment for your canine companion featuring: High Jump, Long Jump, Puppy Pole Vault, and Doggie Discus.

Yappy Hour – Come mix and mingle with OHS dogs available for adoption at this outdoor tail-wagging cocktail party! Saké One’s mixologist will be pouring three cool summer sakétinis served with nibbles for humans and dogs.

Shafer Vineyard Cellars
Social Media Mutts – Use #caninesuncorked on any social media posts during the event, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a raffle prize. What’s the prize you ask? Stop by Shafer Vineyard Cellars to see! There will also be some props and a selfie stick at this location to capture the perfect selfie at this beautiful vineyard.

Willamette Valley Vineyards at Tualatin Estate
Perfect Pairs – Discover the art of food and wine pairing with the experienced staff at Tualatin Estate. Nibble on small bites paired with the perfect wine before expressing how you and your canine companion truly are the perfect pair. Paper and paint will be provided for human hand & pup paw prints, side by side.

Become a Sponsor

Show your support for animals by becoming a Canines Uncorked sponsor. Become a business partner: 2016 Canines Uncorked Sponsor Packet »


Please email your questions here or call (503) 285-7722 ext. 238.