Our Itasca wine is made from grapes grown in our vineyard making this 100% “Made in Montana”. This wine is a light, semi-dry white wine with notes of peach and citrus. The citrus and mineral finish may delight your palate.

Enjoy it chilled on a summer day paired with sharp cheeses including our favorite: Manchego cheese.

Our Merlot grapes were grown by Aria Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington and crafted into wine at Watchdog Winery. Our Merlot wine was aged in steel tanks on French Oak. It is a dry red wine with notes of plum and blackberry with a long finish.

We deliver this wine to you in a flexible pouch instead of a glass bottle to provide a take anywhere packaging solution for adventures like backpacking in the mountains or on a float down the river. Beyond packability, it also ensures that the wine will remain fresh glass after glass up to 4 weeks. Additionally, flexible pouches have an 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to glass bottles providing an environmentally conscience packing solution.

Enjoy it with BBQ chicken, pizza or our favorite: Bison Burgers.

Our La Crescent wine is made from grapes grown in our vineyard making this 100% “Grown & Made in Montana.” Our La Crescent is a light, semi-dry white wine with floral aromas and notes of pear and citrus with a dry, crisp finish.

Enjoy it chilled on a summer day paired with sharp cheeses or our favorite: Spicy Thai Pizza

Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were grown by Aria Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington and crafted into wine at Watchdog Winery. This wine was aged in steel tanks on American Oak. It is a spicy dry red wine with notes of blackcurrants, jam and tobacco. It has a full mouthfeel and a long finish. This wine will mature over time but can be enjoyed today with great reward.

Enjoy it with apple smoked gouda, mushroom dishes or our favorite: Montana grass-finished New York Strip steak.

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
- Ernest Hemingway

What is Watchdog Winery?

Born from an idea that there is an expanding industry of growing wine grapes in order to handcraft wine in a harsh, cold climate peaked our interest. We have traveled around the world and visited the vineyards of Italy, New Zealand, and the US. With the love of wine, growing grapes, and the science behind the scenes we are setting out to take the next step in grape cultivation in Montana.