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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 #4 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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29 attraction reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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Richmond, Va
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Have been to this vineyard several times under the original name of 'White Fences" What happen? Love the hunting dogs walking around the vineyard. We came for the tasting of the wines on a Saturday afternoon. Five wine for $5.00 but they only had four to test ( no Merlot) Three whites and one rose. They were horrible and the... More

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North, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Can't miss this place with the giant corkscrews out front. Wine is good, on the tart side for my taste. Young man doing the tasting was very pleasant. The wine is expensive. The view is lovely. The rescue dogs weren't around during our visit. They must have been hanging in the vineyard.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having been to the Dog and Oyster and having had a decent time, I agree with the review about how the man who worked there to be unimpressive and bumbling. The thing that was even more offensive was the review that Mr. Patteson wrote back to the review below. That shows a degree of unprofessionalism and honestly, it was very... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

On July 25, I went to the vineyard with some friends and was very disappointed with the wine tasting. The wine continues to be wonderful--I bought three bottles, but the young man presenting gave litte explanation and kept wandering away. I had taken friends back in September of 2012 and had the pleasure of talking with a very tall, older... More

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