Working Dog Winery
Working Dog’s story starts early in 2001 with a group of friends relaxing after work one day. The conversation landed upon an idea . . . “wouldn’t it be great if we could plant some grapes and try making our own wine?” Before they knew it, these friends were digging holes and planting vinifera, on what is now Working Dog’s vineyard.
The vineyard is located in the rolling terrain of eastern Mercer County. They started with 3 acres of Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. They came to learn that their combination of soil, climate, topography . . . is capable of producing outstanding fruit. The idea about making their own wines has taken on a life of its own, quickly changing from hobby to passion to obsession. Somewhere along the line, it became a business.