They put in long hours, always look cheerful, and their only compensation is an occasional overlooked grape.

     They’re often the first folks who greet you when you visit, but the last folks you ever think of thanking...and I can't think of any wine publication that has ever properly recognized their contribution.

     Let’s end this injustice right now. Here's what I intend to be a growing collection of photos celebrating the world’s great winery pets.

     I welcome additions from readers. If you've got a good photo of a deserving winery pooch, cat, turtle, gecko or whatever, feel free to send me a jpg file of same. Just click here and attach your file to an email. 

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