Our Rescue Donkeys

Bonnie,Clyde & Roxy, the original rescue Donkeys.

“Bella” our rescue Clydesdale.

THE STORY OF OUR DONKEYS……

         or why they’re on the label

Here at Rock Canyon Vineyards before the wine, was the love of equine.  Since we already had the space, we thought it would be a good idea to rescue a pair of donkeys, originally from the BLM.  So we welcomed our new little donkeys; Bonnie & Clyde.  Little did we know……Bonnie was pregnant and a year later Roxy was born.  Clyde has since past away, Rest His Soul.  But that has made room for our newest rescue, “Liberty” or Libby.  The burros have been such a joy with their different personalities.   The labels are paintings or photos (Bella) of our rescue animals so we thought what better way to represent Rock Canyon.  On vineyard tours you will hear them sing (bray), give them treats and pet Bella our rescue Clydesdale.  Rock Canyon is a proud supporter of many different animal rescue organizations; The Rescue Dog, Helen Woodward, San Diego Humane Society, & Lions, Tigers & Bears just to name a few.  Happy Trails & Cheers!

“Liberty”

“Legend of the Donkey”

Legend tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary.  Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave.  It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey.  A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.


“Just a Little Donkey”
Just a little donkey,
but on my back I bore
The one and only Savior
the world was waiting for.
Just a little donkey,
but I was strong & proud –
I gladly carried Mary
through the chaos of the crowd.
I brought her to a stable
where she made a tiny bed…
A place for baby Jesus
to lay His little head.
I pray the world remembers
that special Christmas night
when just a little donkey
carried Heaven’s Precious Light.
— Rita S. Beer