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The Dog and Oyster - The Vineyard of the Hope and Glory Inn

170 White Fences Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
804 438 9463
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Irvington
Type: Wineries
Owner description: America's #1 Competition - 2013 San Francisco Internation Wine Competition - 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze - 4 for 4 - Our first test of how good our wines... more » Owner description: America's #1 Competition - 2013 San Francisco Internation Wine Competition - 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze - 4 for 4 - Our first test of how good our wines are. The Dog and Oyster is an extraordinary vineyard owned by The Hope and Glory Inn. The name was conceived and created to honor the rescue dogs that guard the grapes from deer; and, to honor the oyster.It is America’s only vineyard to craft wines to be paired with oysters. Its Oyster White and Pearl paired with local oysters will create the ultimate pairing. The perfect union of terroir with merroir. A magical culinary confluence that creates a ‘sense of place” where two of life’s most sought after delicacies on this earth and in the water are influenced by the same set of special characteristics that make them truly harmonious. Come sip our wine and savor the world's best oysters on site. Winegrower: Mark Hollingsworth Vinticultural Consultant: Lucie Morton Winemaking Consultant: Adam McTaggart Oysters: MiFarm Oyster Company « less
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Middletown, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The vineyard is beautifully maintained. The "fruit stand" concept is adorable. Staff is knowledgeable. And the wine is very good.

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Danvers, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Saw the huge wine corks and stopped in. A magical little spot, nice little tasting, cute shop and gorgeous vineyards with lovable "guard" dogs that maul you with kisses. Highly recommend...and the wines are good, too!

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Doswell, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stopped at the Dog and Oyster last Sunday to do a wine tasting. They only have 4 wines to taste and it is $6 plus tax. It's a cute little building where you sit at tables to taste the wine. We were pretty much ignored by the person going around chatting to groups. The person offering us the tastes... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

what more could you want? Enjoyed the bike ride from the Tides Inn. Dined al fresco - had a few dozen grilled oysters (for the first time) and enjoyed a little wine tasting. Very relaxing way to spend lunch and an afternoon. Don't expect Napa but certainly quaffable.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped by the vineyard twice during our recent stay at the Tides. It's a easy bike ride from the inn to the vineyard. The vineyard is pretty cute and laid back. Loved watching the rescue dogs dig and play. The wine is easy to drink and the winemaker is very friendly. We were hoping to enjoy some oysters, but... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A beautiful summer Saturday and we ended our 3 winery tour here and feel lucky we did!! Quaint and rustic, the wines are very drinkable(they offer 4 varietals) and it just so happened to be shucking fresh oysters as well! They were to die for! 6 dozen later(between 5 adults) and a bottle of wine, we were extremely happy!! The... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Upon a recent visit to some of the northern neck vineyards, The Dog and Oyster was our first stop. Of course, the first thing that you will notice are the world's largest corkscrews that mark the entrance. Be sure to hop out and get some photos because they are HUGE! However, don't fool yourself into thinking that this will be... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife, adult son and adult daughter visited here in the late afternoon of Saturday June 28. It was a beautiful day so we were able to sit outside. My wife and I had visited in March of this year so we knew about the wines. When we visited the oyster vendor was not there so we knew we wanted... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We spent a pleasant afternoon with wonderful service, enjoying the different wines at a table beside the vineyard. The Pearl and the Merlot were special, the Merlot unlike any I have had. All wines are from grapes grown at this vineyard - one of fewer than 20 vineyards in Virginia which can make this claim.

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Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

While staying at the Tides Inn, we took a walk one morning and ended up at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard. It was only 9:30 am but the owner was on site and invited us in. He was very friendly and informative and even told us about a great place to walk. We set off, promising to return later in... More

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