In 2008, Honeywood Winery created a wine collection to help Willamette Humane raise funds. The “Dog Gone Wine” collection was a big hit, so the winery continued production, donating a portion of the proceeds to local animal welfare. This past February, the winery held a contest to find a new face to grace its label, and out of 350 entries, Finlay, a 1½-year-old mixed-breed pup won the judges’ hearts. “We received so many fabulous photos, it was really tough to choose,” says Honeywood General Manager Lesley Gallick. “We fell in love with Finlay’s friendly face, and could tell he’s just as lovable and irresistible as our wines.”
Finlay was adopted in 2013 by the Morescalchi family through Second Chance Companions. The family was “super excited and surprised” that Finn, as the family affectionately calls him, won. They point to his winning smile and happy nature as proof he is perfect for the honor. Finlay will have a professional photo shoot with Noses Tails Paws Pet Photography and his face will appear on “his” wine, to be unveiled this summer.