Oak Mountain Winery, Temecula, California
Oak Mountain Winery is dedicated to wine and dogs. About a decade ago, the winery started its nonprofit, Cause Fur Paws, to help owners of dogs with diabetes pay for medicine, veterinary services and other expenses. The winery started the organization when their dog, Petie, developed diabetes.
“We have helped hundreds of people pay for their insulin and needles, prescription food and more over the years when they can’t afford their animals care,” says Valerie Andrews, vice president of the winery.
Petie even has a wine named after him (he’s on the label too) and a portion of the proceeds are donated to Cause Fur Paws. Oak Mountain’s Windy Ridge label and For Pete’s Sake wines both benefit diabetic animals and senior dogs from local area shelters.
Inside the tasting room, pet parents will find a plethora of dog-centric goods. The winery sells gourmet dog cookies, beer- and wine-inspired squeaky toys, dog- and cat-themed wine glasses, animal artwork, wine-bottle candles, and dog-themed kitchen towels. The winery also holds various events that benefits dog charities and well-mannered dogs are allowed on the winery and in the tasting room.
The winery also offers views of the rolling hills that Southern California is known for, giving guests sweeping views of Temecula at 1,450 feet above sea level.
Oak Mountain is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.