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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

The Dog and Oyster is an extraordinary vineyard owned by The Hope and Glory...

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

We are trying to learn more about wine but we do love good oysters. Fresh off the boat on day two of the fall oyster crawl. We had the oyster stew and steamed oysters with our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We are trying to learn more about wine but we do love good oysters. Fresh off the boat on day two of the fall oyster crawl. We had the oyster stew and steamed oysters with our tasting. So delicious we went back after our third stop to have more. They were out of the stew but we got a deal... More 

1 Thank bdaygirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped to visit this winery. The setting is very nice! The commendations stop there. The tasting barn is under staffed. The hostess was serving us, working the register, and cleaning up. It seemed like it took forever to be served a total of 5 wines for tasting. One group of four left after tasting one wine... More 

1 Thank Michael N
dpatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

Michael N., Thank you for complimenting the setting; and, I would like to apologize because we apparently failed to inform you about how we offer tastings which is a departure from the traditional winery tasting. We have had only positive feedback from our guests thus this is our fifth year of hosting tastings in this manner. Rather than standing at... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Incredible wine with an even better experience. The hostess was knowledgeable and friendly. The tasting barn was the perfect touch with the personal feel being exemplified by the oyster shells.

2 Thank blessedfaithfully
Marlton, NJ
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful piece of property and love the huge corkscrews entering the property. The wine is just OK. Nothing to go out of your way for. Prices are a little on the high side as well. Appreciate the free tasting though.

Thank KingCobra7003
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The location and set up are great, they just now offered food which pairs well with the wine. This place tends to be busy on nice days with the outdoor seating. The wine is Virginia wine the grapes in this area are not the best yet they have found a way to make a tasty red. The view of the... More 

Thank Jamesbrice
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you're close by, be sure to go for wine tasting and lunch during oyster season. comfortable and casual.

Thank LoveNOTL
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We've been to Dog and Oyster many times, but really enjoyed the ability to eat local oysters. They offer them raw or roasted with a variety of different sauces for them. The wine tasting is always done by very knowledgeable staff. They've added a bunch of tables and chairs in the field that are comfortable and welcoming, and it's always... More 

Thank Cristina S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My mother and I traveled from the DC area on a mission to find Southern Virginia oysters and drink some wine. While driving down, heading to Urbanna for their oyster stroll, we found an online review of Dog & Oyster. In a split second we changed our direction and headed to the vineyard. We arrived just before the oyster chef... More 

Thank Rs142302
Easton, Maryland
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

we tried the oysters which were excellent and the hot sausage. Bought a bottle of rose wine which was quite good. It's an outdoor scene surrounded by a vineyard and lots of rescue dogs. Charming.

Thank margarita200
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We bicycled here from the marina and we were delighted with the oyster and wine pairing. The reds were tolerable and the whites were decent. The setting was beautiful Mostlredsreds

Thank CorTra_vel

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