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

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Address: 170 White Fences Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Phone Number: 804 438 9463
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Description: America's #1 Competition - 2013 San Francisco Internation Wine Competition...
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
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Relaxing Setting, Good Wines!

This vineyard is managed and co-owned by Mark Hollingsworth, the son of the Hope and Glory owners in town. We drove in Sunday afternoon and had the pleasure of conversing with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Charleston, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Super low-key vineyard with laid back owner...no uptight stuff here. Great wines and fun photo-ops with the GIANT corkscrews, tractor, dogs and CHARMING salesman son! Hunters "bottletags" made from oyster shells and rope are must-have add ons. I wish oysters were an option the day we visited... but the wines were fine despite the lack of shellfish.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This vineyard is managed and co-owned by Mark Hollingsworth, the son of the Hope and Glory owners in town. We drove in Sunday afternoon and had the pleasure of conversing with Mark who is very knowledgeable of the wine business. Five wines were sampled for just $7--three whites and two reds today. All were very pleasant! Mark took much time... More 

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Monroe, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We saw the huge cork screws at the entrance and had to check it out. The wines were good and the owners son was very friendly and helpful with area attractions

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We love to spend afternoons relaxing and enjoying the wine and oysters. Wonderful owners, lovely venue, delicious oysters, tasty wine.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A nice change from the usual stand up bar wine tasting. A relaxed and comfortable setting, casual seating and a pourer who is knowledgeable. There is no rush through the list of wines or pressure to buy, although we did.

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

The last time we visited this winery, it was White Fences, so we wanted to visit again to try the new wines. A screened porch was added onto the tasting room, which was buttoned up and cozy for the winter months. We did like the concept of the pourer coming to the table for your tastings so you can sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved Mark's oyster shooters. We had a wine tasting of five wines. Lovely, brisk fall afternoon sitting with other people from all over enjoying the wine and weather.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited The Dog and Oyster vineyard on a recent trip for our wedding anniversary. It was chilly out - but the wine was wonderful! The Vidal Blanc - a new varietal for me - was crisp and refreshing, while the Merlot was stunning. My husband noted (to the winemaker) that it was the best, most complex and structured Virginia wine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The winery is small with very large Cork Screws marking the entrance. It has plenty of tables for groups to gather and a couple of sets of tables/chairs high up on a wagon. Very Cute. Like other vineyards in the area, they a some rescue dogs that guard the grapes from the deer. They have treats you can give them... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The wines we were able to taste were fine -- the problem was, there were only 3 available for tasting. It is, however, a beautiful and relaxing venue. On weekends, oysters are available.

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