Lir and Finn the Irish Wolfhounds

Cervantes Family Vineyard's owners enjoy Napa wine-country life with their two loyal companions

Lir and Finn the Irish Wolfhounds
Finn (left) and Lir take a break with Xavier Cervantes, founder of Cervantes Family Vineyard in Napa County's Pope Valley. (Ximena Cervantes)
Mar 5, 2021

Owner: Jeronimo Cervantes

Location: St. Helena, Calif.

Affiliated Winery: Cervantes Family Vineyards, in Napa’s Pope Valley

Dog Names: Lir (the light one) and Finn (the gray one)

Ages: 3

Breed: Irish Wolfhound

In a Word: Loyal

Job Title: Ranch Greeters. If you come all the way to see us, Lir and Finn will be by your side until you leave the ranch!

Star Qualities: Lir can't get enough of looking at you and swinging his tail all day long. Finn can't get enough of getting pet, and if you stop, he will strike you with his paw so you keep it up.

Best Buds: Each other

Favorite Reward: Meaty bones are their favorite treat!

Favorite Activity: Morning and afternoon walks through the vineyards. They enjoy nothing more than chasing anything that comes in their way.

Favorite Getaway: It doesn't get better than going to the back lake. It means snacks, dipping in the water and taking a nap by the shade.

Forgivable Flaw: Lir and Finn's heights make it easy for them to grab anything they like from the table. Do not leave the table unattended or they will feast on all the goodies you have made.

Backstory: Lir and Finn are brothers. Family is very important to Mexicans. They came all the way from Mexico City to find their new home in Napa Valley's last frontier when they were 6 months old.

 Finn and Lir, Irish Wolfhounds, lying amid the vines on Hines Ranch with father-and-son owners Xavier and Jeronimo Cervantes
Managing Cervantes' Hines Ranch is a family affair: Founder Xavier Cervantes is joined by his son Jeronimo, with Finn and Lir patrolling the vineyards. (Raphael Macek)
 Finn and Lir, Irish Wolfhounds, stand next to Ximena Cervantes of Cervantes Family Vineyard
Finn and Lir also enjoy the company of Jeronimo's sister, Ximena. (Amanda McCrossin)
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