Owner: Sam Lando
Affiliated Winery: LANDO Wines
Location: Windsor, Calif.
Dog Name: Ellie
Breed: English Labrador
In a Word: Loving
Job Title: Director of Love & Hugs
Star Quality: She is game for anything ... car ride, belly rubs, walks through the vineyard, lounging on the cellar floor and, in some cases, traveling the West Coast and living in a cramped travel trailer with her family. She was with us as we took off on our first Sonoma Social Distance Wine Tour in May 2020: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. It was an incredible experience for the entire family, and we were glad to have her with us.
Best Buds: Our children, Henry and Emma
Favorite Reward: Secondary clean up. Once the dishwasher door is lowered, it’s go time.
Favorite Activity: Jogs and walks. As the pandemic had us keeping close to home and our children are still distance-learning (almost 12 months now), she is the go-to companion for loops around the neighborhood—sometimes up to 10 miles a day.
Favorite Getaway: On the water at Lake Sonoma
Forgivable Flaw: If a toy or bedding isn’t to her liking (or if she loves it too much), it’s chewed to pieces.