We spent a lovely spring afternoon wandering the grounds of beautiful Breaux Vineyard. Set amongst the rolling foothills of Western Loudoun county’s Short Hill mountain, the 404 acre estate is breathtakingly beautiful.
Extremely dog friendly, it is the perfect destination if you’re looking to spend an afternoon sipping delicious wines and gazing at the spectacular scenery with your canine companion.
We were there for a session with the two vineyard dogs, Skipper and Cooper. We were shooting specifically to add some dog/vineyard work to the Breaux Tasting Room. While the property is amazing – lest not forget the dogs!
Skipper, 13 years young is a Schipperke – Chow cross. It is clear she takes her job seriously as she surveys the property while ambling about. She prefers, I think, to spend a lot of time as well in Jen Breaux’s office, as an office assistant of course!
And then there is Cooper. Young, hilarious, Cooper. Jen described Cooper as the dog version of Kramer from Seinfeld. There could not be a more apt description. Cooper approaches everything with great enthusiasm and optimism. And his body always seems just a beat behind his intentions. It was a delight to watch his zestful approach to life.
Extremely well trained, once he figured out what we were up to he was the consummate host and model..
So, while Skipper trailed behind us, ever watchful, happy to be within range but a bit out of range…
Cooper flung open the doors and showed us his “place…”
And a lovely place it is! Thanks to The Breaux’s for having us out. If you’ve never been, be sure to mark your calendar for May 15th and the Breaux Dog Day Event. Bev Hollis Photography will have a booth again this year and it is one of our favorites of the season.
We left with a lovely collection of wines. I immediately went home and opened the LaFayette to enjoy with a dark cherry and chili pepper chocolate which was also showered upon us. (Sometimes when I think my job can’t get any better, it does!)
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon Skipper and Cooper!