Sitting on a beautiful 10 acres, only 12 miles east of Paso Robles, Bon Niche Cellars has 7 acres of vineyards, producing Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Originally planted in 2007 by Joyce and Wally Murray, the vineyard is cared for now by Melani Harding and Barley, a St. Berdoodle. It was Barley’s dream of becoming a Winery Dog that triggered the move from a military career to that of a winemaker, and Melani purchased the property in 2018. It’s not uncommon to find them wandering the vineyard, greeting the grapevines or chasing gophers. Photo courtesy of Bon Niche Cellars.