When it comes to relaxing in the beautiful scenery of the Santa Lucia Highlands, our three dogs know it best. Aero, Bleecker, and Irie are valued members of the Smith family, and certainly share our views on hospitality.
Whether keeping farmers company on the tractors, or greeting guests in the parking lot, these pups want everyone to have a good time. Our four-legged friends add to the charm of the winery and vineyard; you can even find them profiled in the “Winery Dogs of Central California” publication.
The legend of the pack, Aero was known for sunbathing in the estate parking lot next to Jason’s truck. When he wasn't napping, he entertained guests in the tasting rooms. And yes, Aero Smith was named after the American rock icons we all know and love.
The youngest in the group, Bleecker is named for the famous street in Greenwich Village of Manhattan. He enjoys running laps around the vineyard and digging holes. Even at ninety pounds, he thinks he’s a lapdog. When he’s not playing in the estate fountain, he welcomes guests at the parking lot to show them where to go.
Our enologist, Justin named our line of Irie wines after his four-legged best bud. Irie likes to follow his dad around the winery, and smiles when he’s happy. If he sneezes on you, don’t worry, that just means he’s excited.