At Rescue Dog Wines our goal is to produce world class wines from locally sourced Lodi AVA grapes, as well as bring awareness to, celebrate and provide financial support to the Rescue Dog movement. (A portion of our profits (50%) will go to support various rescue dog organizations, as well as organizations like local SPCAs) Our Mission is to financially support through wine sales the placement of as many Rescue Dogs as possible into loving homes. Our product is fine wines, our business is helping Rescue Dogs. We hope you enjoy our site and that you’ll take a moment to leave us your email to sign up for our Newsletter.
Everything starts with Daisy. She is the inspiration for all our creativity and playfulness. In Atlanta Daisy introduced herself to Laura at a rescue dog shelter and left a profound impression that led to the creation of Rescue Dog Wines.
Laura graduated from Trinity University with a degree in French literature and also completed a master’s degree from Thunderbird Graduate School.
Laura became an HR specialist, working for Motorola, Los Alamos National Lab and Sears. She then left the corporate world and took a journey of exploration, investigating her creative side.
She and Blair traveled to wine regions regularly and one of the markers along the way which preceding founding the winery was a trip Laura and Blair took to France for a landmark birthday: they spent three weeks traveling through vineyards in France and Spain. She and Blair began with the idea of their own vineyards, which then came to include the idea of making wine from those grapes. Thanks to the delicious memories of her childhood and her travels with Blair, she is a believer in farm to table food and wine. (READ MORE)
Blair spent the first years of his career working in the music world—writing and performing in Athens, Georgia and then moving to Nashville and later to Melbourne, Australia. He transitioned into a livelihood as a digital media consultant.
During his three years in Australia he became immersed in the wine and food scene and intrigued with the idea of making wine his vocation. After moving back to Atlanta and marrying his wife Laura, they decided to move to northern California to be closer to wine country as well as Laura’s family. (READ MORE)
Our Wine Makers
Eric Donaldson, the Lodi regions’ premier “Rockstar” maker of Methode Champanoise wines, utilizes his finely tuned mastercraft skills to create our unique, ultra-premium Sparkling Wines. Eric is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as having completed the UC Davis Extension Viticulture and Enology Program.
Susana Rodriguez Vasquez was born and raised in the town of Cochabamba, located in the valley region of Bolivia. The daughter of professors, she was raised in the countryside where her love of agriculture was sparked. This lead her to Universidad Mayor de San Simon to receive her B.S. in Agriculture.
Susy made her way to the US on an internship at Cal Poly in organic crops; she then later became a liaison between the winemakers and vineyards for Gallo and soon after discovered her passion for winemaking. After receiving her Winemaker Certificate from UC Davis Viticulture Department, Susy has spent the last 10 years making her mark as an exceptional winemaker, both at Gallo and Constellation. In 2016 she joined Peltier Winery where she has quickly become a bright and shining star. Susy has an impeccable palate for choosing the right grapes and revels each step of the way in the winemaking process, from crush to glass. Her love for what she does creates a passion that is infectious; making everyone strive to be better.
In her free time, Susy enjoys running, specially during harvest! But more importantly than that, she loves RV’ing near the beach with her husband David and two children Faviola and Lukas.
Acampo de Uvas is our newest project. Our goal is to plant and maintain ultra premium grapes for wine making utilizing sustainable farming practices (Lodi Rules).
Lodi AVA Vineyards
Lodi AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Central Valley of California, at the northern edge of the San Joaquin Valley east of San Francisco Bay. Lodi is the largest wine growing region in the U.S.
Acampo de Uvas
Learn more about our latest vineyard project at https://acampodeuvas.com/