Rooty: Rooty is the happy go-lucky chocolate lab belonging to our owner/ winemaker, Erik Miller. Now that Rooty has reached the ripe ol' age of 10, he doesn't make it up to the winery quite as often. He has appeared in the Wine Dogs USA book, 2nd Edition and in the recently released 3rd edition. Rooty's passion is tennis balls and anything edible. Although, he found out quickly that corks are not quite edible. A belly shave and surgery fixed that. Maybe he will learn.. but we doubt it.
Mitchell: You might have a little more trouble spotting this one. He rarely leaves our assistant winemaker's side. Mitchell, our Husky mix, belongs to Josh Bartels and is as sweet as can be. He loves nothing more than being in the cellar watching the guys work. He will pop out into the tasting room and say "hi" if his curiosity gets the best of him. Mitchell also has the ability to tell time. He seems to know exactly when quitting time is every day, and reminds Josh with a nudge and a whimper.
Keep an eye out for the Wine Dogs USA edition 3 to see our dogs in print!