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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

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Address: 170 White Fences Drive, Hope and Glory Inn, Irvington, VA 22480
Phone Number: +1 804-438-9463
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Dog and Oyster is an extraordinary vineyard owned by The Hope and...
The Dog and Oyster is an extraordinary vineyard owned by The Hope and Glory Inn. Come sip some of America's best wine and savor the world's best oysters on site.
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Oysters and Wine.....great combination

Loved the grilled oysters. It was my first time eating them. I think I liked them so much because they had a special pesto sauce on them. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Loved the grilled oysters. It was my first time eating them. I think I liked them so much because they had a special pesto sauce on them. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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