Leeroy with Leeroy
I am so excited. The Dog Days of Summer are finally here. Technically the Dog Days refer to the sultry weeks between July 24 and August 24 when the Ancient Greeks spotted Sirius, the dog star, in the night sky. But for dog art and wine lovers, it means Sonoma County's Mutt Lynch Winery welcomes guests and their dogs to their annual meandering open house. This years it's this weekend August 8 and 9, 2009.
As regular readers know, Dog Art Today collaborated with Mutt Lynch owners Chris and Brenda Lynch in a dog art wine label contest to find the artwork that would grace the label of their new, exclusive Meritage. Canadian artist, Kellie Oliphant-Burns, was the winner with her entry Leeroy Out Loud! inspired by her Greyhound, Leeroy (both seen above).
This Saturday, August 8 at 12 pm, Kellie and I will be there with Chris and Brenda Lynch and label designer, Rae Huestis, to introduce the Leeroy Out Loud! label and wine. There will be lots of other dog-theamed award winning wine, (congratulations, Chris andn Brenda, on your latest gold medals), treats for dogs and humans (I must especially thank Kara Haspel Lind for donating her incredible Kara's Cupcakes -- truly the best), and dog art for sale, all benefitting the Healdsburg Animal Shelter of Sonoma County. Tickets are $10.
Kara's Cupcakes are the best I have ever tasted...seriously.
Darby and I will be there from 11:30 until 3:30 on Saturday August 8, and we would love to meet you. Please come by and celebrate the summer with your pup. I think it's going to be a magical day.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th
Time: 11am to 5pm
Tickets at the door: $10 human admission, dogs get in free!
New winery location: 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448.