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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 and comfortable

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Karen W
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Middletown, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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