Spoiled Dog Winery, a destination worth discovering.
Spoiled Dog Winery is located on scenic Whidbey Island.
Why Whidbey? Whidbey Island's unique maritime climate makes it an ideal location for growing Pinot Noir grapes. This varietal thrives in the island's cool climate. Situated in a "rain shadow", Whidbey Island receives considerably less rain than the surrounding Puget Sound area assuring a long, dry growing season.
Spoiled Dog Winery is a small, family-owned business. We believe great wines begin in the vineyard and our grapes are our passion. Using sustainable growing practices we are committed to providing our customers with a selection of high quality fine wines sourced from our own vineyard and select Washington & Oregon vineyards that utilize biodynamic or certified organic growing practices.
Our boutique winery produces a limited number of cases per year that are only available at our winery and select restaurants in the local area. We offer each of our guests an inviting tasting atmosphere where they can enjoy our wines, surrounded by the natural beauty of our vineyards and farm.
We provide a diverse selection of red and white wines with something to satisfy every palate, from our flagship award winning estate grown Pinot Noir, to our Pomo di Moro apple pear wine made from fruit grown on our farm.
Our goal is to focus on being a winery dedicated to serving residents and visitors to Whidbey Island and provide memorable wine experiences that wil bring you back to the area and our winery.
While Jack and Karen Krug might appear to be your conventional winery owners, there is nothing conventional about their approach to wine.
One doesn't think of Washington first or maybe even second when it comes to Pinot Noir. When they decided to move to Whidbey Island and start a winery in a beautiful farm setting, Karen's passion for Pinot Noir led her to conduct exhaustive research and identify a diverse set of clones that thrive in the maritime micro-climate of Whidbey Island and produce a distinctive complex yet balanced wine using sustainable growing methods.
Looking beyond just making wines from grapes, the Krug's decided to produce Pomo di Moro (apple of love), an apple pear wine made from the heritage fruit trees in the orchard on their 25-acre farm.
When you drive up to the winery, expect to be greeted by their friendly dogs who in addition to being the namesake of the winery, are prominently showcased on the labels of their wines. Karen and Jack want visitors to feel like they've discovered a secret spot that will become a destination and a reason to regularly return to Whidbey Island for a visit.
The relationship between food and wine is something that transforms wine tasting at Spoiled Dog Winery into a culinary experience. From the moment you enter the tasting room in the winery among the barrels of aging wine you realize you have discovered a special destination. You will be offered estate grown Pinot Noir with chocolate and nibble on crackers with a savory cheese made using their wine.
If you love to cook, you'll find a hidden jewel waiting for you at Spoiled Dog Winery. They produce lavender infused Verjus from their estate Pinot Noir grapes. This special ingredient that gained popularity during the Renaissance will add a delightful flavor to your next salad dressing or sauce.
If you love to eat, Spoiled Dog participates in several annual food and wine events and their special winemaker dinners hosted under the eaves of their apple trees overlooking the lower vineyard are not to be missed.
Whether you are a local or a visitor, Spoiled Dog Winery will become a regular destination to "wine down" and experience the joie de vivre of Whidbey Island.