Mia the Chiweenie

Napa winemaker Tyson Rippey's tiny dog loves giving licks and playing with corks

Mia the Chiweenie
Feb 24, 2021

Owner: Tyson Rippey

Affiliated Winery: Rippey Family Vineyards

Location: Napa, Calif.

Dog Name: Mia

Age: 15

Breed: "Chiweenie" (Chihuahua and Dachshund mix)

In a Word: Character

Job Title: Cork quality control manager. She loves playing with corks!

Star Quality: She’s tiny and easily fits under the seat on airplanes. She loves to travel!

Best Bud: Her sister Moxie

Favorite Treat: Wine corks

Favorite Getaway: Cabo San Lucas

Forgivable Flaw: Lots of licking!

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