Doobie the Donkey


Doobie is the Finger Lake’s most famous miniature donkey who lives at Swedish Hill Winery. When you stop in to our tasting room, be sure to take a stroll out back to visit him, he loves visitors!

winery-pet-donkeyFacts about Doobie:

-Doobie was born in 1989
– He is 27 years old! We celebrate his birthday each August at our annual Jack Ass Days!
-His favorite thing to do is visiting with new friends who greet him daily!
-He despises the rain and snow and rarely steps out of his barn at the sight of any precipitation.
-Doobie has become more health conscious as he has gotten older, so he requests carrots, watermelon, or an apple if you bring him a snack!

Doobie Inspires Winemaking

Doobie has been an inspiration to the winemaking at Swedish Hill with his sweet and spunky personality! Jack Ass Red, Jack Ass White and Doobie Blues have become some of Swedish Hill’s most demanded wines that you’re sure to fall in love with, just like Doobie himself! As he’s aged his taste for wine, along with his sense of humor, has become drier which inspired Smart Ass Red!


Hi, Im Doobie!