Becca Connor photo
Maggie's vineyards are known for being dog-friendly.
Chesapeake DockDogs, the local chapter of the premier canine aquatics competition, built a regulation 40-foot dock for jumping competitions.
Dog-lover 2018 events at the Wine Cave:
DockDog Practice 2018 dates at the pond:
DockDogs: Think your dog could be a contender at competitions? Check www.ChesapeakeDockDogs.com for more information or visit their Facebook page. Maggie Malick Wine Caves is a proud sponsor of DockDogs events, but we are not affiliated. Chesapeake DockDogs is happy to can answer all your dog competition questions.
Lab Fest Weekend is our July fundraiser for Lab Rescue of the LRCP, is a free, family-friendly canine gathering of regional Labrador Retrievers and other friendly dog breeds.
The nicest dogs bring their humans to the annual LabFest. Dogs can romp and run on the 215-acre estate, and swim in the ponds. (Bring a dog towel and your puppy's favorite toy.) Visitors can soak in the sun and Maggie’s award-winning wines. There are baguettes, charcuterie and cheeses to feed your belly while you feed your soul. Or, pack your own picnic and enjoy it at one of our outdoor tables. (Virginia state law prohibits bringing any outside alcohol.)
Our 2018 LabFest visitors helped us raise nearly $1,100 - more than double our 2017 donation - for LabRescue, from a portion of our winery's LabFest sales.
Lab Rescue of the LRCP (Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac) is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that rescues, fosters and places homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador Retrievers.
NOTE: Animal owners and their dogs are welcome on the vineyard grounds at Maggie Malick Wine Cave. All dogs must be leashed at all times and are the sole responsibility of its owners, during any winery visit.
Team Trifecta photo
Mark and Maggie with their black lab puppy, Jet, who took a second place medal in the Junior division of the July 2017 DockDogs National Wild Card competitions at the winery pond. It was the 7-month-old puppy's first-ever competition!