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TravelerTP wrote a review Oct 13
Northern Virginia, Virginia943 contributions229 helpful votes
Dog - check, Oyster - Nope, Vineyard? - 1 of their own wines. There are so many amazing Virginia wineries, I was seriously disappointed they had 1 wine of their own to try. They sometimes offer 2. The other thing they're known for - oysters - are only served on the weekend. They do offer a wine flight with wines from other local wineries, but why wouldn't I want to taste their wines while I'm there? They have some for sale at the register, so why can't you taste those? Very disappointing stop.…
Date of experience: October 2020
Response from DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
Responded 2 days ago
Yes, Virginia has many amazing wineries; and, we are most complimented that you chose us. We do truly regret you were disappointed; however, you apparently misunderstood our flight presentation; therefore, your review is mostly factually incorrect; and, we certainly don’t want the readers of this review to be misled by your claims. It is possible that one of our wine team members could have been better at describing the flight and the Dog and Oyster wine experience. If so, we apologize. We list below excerpts from your review and the associated fact. What we do not understand is why you would make these statements when the tasting notes provided you listed and clearly identified each wine you tasted including the winery. REVIEWER: “They had 1 wine of their own to try” FACT: 3 out 5 wines in our flights were Dog and Oyster wines and all three were 100% estate grown. We have never offered only 1 of our wines. BACKGROUND: Due to impact of COVID, wine sales in recent months have been extraordinary and totally unexpected – example - up 70% over September of last year. Our wine was selling out before the scheduled next bottling which will take place in late October. We did not want to disappoint our guests by being unable to offer white wine to pair with our oysters. So, we added two wonderful whites from our wine trail friend, Ingleside Vineyards, one of Virginia’s most esteemed wineries. Though our decision was out of necessity, there are wineries that offer wine from other vineyards. One stop and being able to taste wine from other wineries is appealing to most. REVIEWER: “They sometimes offer 2” FACT: Same answer as the previous fact. REVIEWER: They do offer a wine flight with wines from other local wineries. FACT: As stated, our flights have wines from our winery and only one other – Ingleside. REVIEWER: They have some for sale at the register, so why can't you taste those? FACT: I just reconfirmed that the wines displayed at the register are the ones you tasted in your flight. If we mistakenly displayed any of our sold-out wines at the register, they were not for sale and we apologize. Customarily we hold back a case of each vintage for future special occasions. We do hope you give us another opportunity to have you as our guest; and, hopefully on a weekend when we offer our oysters. We do offer charcuterie Monday-Friday. For the readers of this response, we should be back at full strength in November offering 2 whites, 2 roses’ and a red – all Dog and Oyster.
GoldilocksMC wrote a review Sep 2020
Roanoke, Virginia80 contributions30 helpful votes
We visited them while they were very busy but loved tasting wines and eating some great seafood! It is, of course, dog friendly and our pup enjoyed being served water and a treat, too!
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Tod N wrote a review Feb 2020
Lake Forest, Illinois139 contributions52 helpful votes
This is a must visit when in Irvington. The rose wine was excellent. They also have a small restaurant with fried oyster sandwiches. Outstanding!
Date of experience: August 2019
Dinah Y wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia2,012 contributions147 helpful votes
We stopped by for a wine tasting. It is a smaller tasting area, but they had us sit at a table and brought each wine out for us. We did enjoy some of the wines. It was early or else we may have tried the oysters. I would like to go back in the future to experience more.
Date of experience: January 2020
mikelynxx wrote a review Sep 2019
Manassas, Virginia399 contributions117 helpful votes
While staying at The Hope and Glory Inn, we were encouraged to stop by their Vineyard. Very close by almost walking distance for most. Stop by to see the dogs that protect the vineyard. The wine is average, the best one for us was Rosie a blush type wine which paired well with oysters. And speaking of oysters, they have a separate vendor there providing some of the best oysters I have ever had. Pick a nice Saturday afternoon and spent it at the Dog and Oyster. You'll be glad you did.…
Date of experience: August 2019