Polly (pictured top right and assisting in the video below) is our current resident wine dog and takes her job very seriously. She can be found in her "pat me on the tummy" position soon after your arrival just in case you need "a fix" after having to leave your fur kids at home!
Bazil Passes - August 2013
Sadly, our first wine dog, Bazil, passed away on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 (peacefully) at the ripe old age of 16 and 3/4.
Not only was Bazil Tasmanian Vineyard Dog of the Year, he was also the star of the first ever Wine Dogs book where he had a 5 page interview and signed many a copy.
He will be fondly remembered for once stealing a whole roast chicken from somebody’s picnic basket (and eating it - which was his naughtiest deed) as well as looking more like a coffee table which earned him the nick name of the “Blonde Wombat”!
Bazil you will be missed – until we meet again.
Lucky came to live with us in September 2012 as an orphaned duckling.
Polly found him in the long grass, cold and wet and, having just had puppies herself, we think she wanted to mother him. After warming him up, he was returned to his mother who had decided by then she didn't want anything to do with him. So Lucky came to live in our house with the cat, dog and two children under 6. He had his own special box and enjoyed his warm baths with our kids and showers too. After 3 months of living with a duck in the house, things became too messy, so he was moved to the cellar door where he had his own paddle pool and many admirers. He eventually worked out he wasn't half human/half dog but that we was actually part duck and started socialialising with his feathered friends too.
Today, Lucky is all grown up and is a lovely addition to our visitor's experience at our cellar door.