Paws & Pours at BottleMixx

A Wine-Tasting Event to Benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Saturday, February 22, from 3:00 to 6:00

Tickets $20 per person; may be purchased online below or at the door with cash, check, or card.

This annual wine-tasting event is back! If you’re looking for a belated Valentine’s date idea, a fine new wine to savor, or even just a fun (and life-saving) activity, Paws and Pours is the way to go! Come and meet some of our adoptable dogs while enjoying some light snacks, including cheeses that pair delightfully with the wines you’ll be sampling (while they last). 

Can’t arrive at 3:00 or stay until 6:00? No worries–this 3-hour window allows you to come in whenever it’s convenient for you! (For large groups or wine clubs, please contact Ellen at for more details.)

Enjoyed the wines from the tasting? You’ll conveniently be able to purchase those wines by the glass and will also find them for sale by the bottle! Moreover, every 750-ml bottle of wine in the store will be discounted to 5% off 6 bottles and 10% off 12.

For the non-wine drinkers, BottleMixx has craft beer on tap and will be donating to our animals $1/pint for every glass of the specially-selected beer-of-the-day sold during the event.

NEW THIS YEAR: Win an exciting raffle prize–100% of ticket sales benefit the animals in our care!

Brennan Station Shopping Center
8111 Creedmoor Rd #153
Raleigh, NC 27613

BottleMixx, a Platinum Paw sponsor, is co-owned by Ellen and Bruce McKim. Since opening the bottle shop in 2012, they have generously donated (and matched) all tips to animal rescue efforts. So far, they have contributed over $94,000 to local rescue organizations.

Ellen and Bruce are donating all of the wine for this wonderful event and 100% of the ticket price for each Paws and Pours ticket sale goes directly to the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Additionally, and Ellen and Bruce will donate and DOUBLE-MATCH all tips during the event up to $250 for a total potential donation of $750!

PLEASE NOTE: While BottleMixx is typically a dog-friendly establishment, this event will be a busy one. Please leave your furry friend at home for this event. Thank you for understanding!

Three great raffle prizes will be drawn at the event! (Need to leave early, or turns out you were unable to make it after buying tickets online? No worries! Any prizes won by those not in attendance will be held at BottleMixx for pick-up.) Best of all? YOU get to choose how to distribute your tickets so you only win the prizes you want most!

Ticket Prices

1 for $5

3 for $10

7 for $20

BottleMixx Bundle

Win this prize donated by BottleMixx and take home a $50 BottleMixx gift card (or spend it before you leave Paws and Pours!), a set of 2 Riedel stemless white wine glasses, and a Tilt variable wine aerator (total value of $100)! Next time you open a bottle at home, it’ll taste better than it ever has before!

Chow Down

Conveniently located near BottleMixx, Chow is your go-to burger and pizza joint with this $25 gift card! Enjoy a classic creation or customize to your liking. The flexible menu provides something for everyone (tacos? why not?) and will even satisfy those with restricted diets!

Baseball with the Bulls

Durham Bulls

Grab 3 friends and enjoy a Durham Bulls game this season (4 tickets, excluding July 4, 2020)–perhaps even for a Bark in the Park night, when you can purchase canine tickets for your dog(s) to join you!


Online ticket sales have now closed. Tasting tickets and raffle tickets can be purchased on-site with cash, check, or credit card. See you soon!