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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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My husband and I rode our bikes here from the Hope & Glory Inn. We did the wine tasting and ended up getting a glass afterward. The wine was meh, but the overall experience was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard is a great stop because it combines vine tasting with a menu of delicious oyster dishes. All the oysters are fresh, caught from Virginia waters. And to top it all off, they have multiple dogs on the premises to play with and give treats. Staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming and it just makes for... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I rode our bikes here from the Hope & Glory Inn. We did the wine tasting and ended up getting a glass afterward. The wine was meh, but the overall experience was fun. We enjoyed writing our names on the oyster shells on the table to document the experience. We even made one as a souvenir of... More 

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

ecc1002, We thank you again for another posting. We hope more of our wine guests take home a personalized oyster shell - a practice that was created several years ago by one of our guests; and, it continues to be one of the many things that have prompted Virginia Tourism to name our vineyard one of the "10 Best in... More 

Parkville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed at the associated Hope and Glory Inn, and biked over to the Dog and Oyster one afternoon. Had a great time. The wine selection is limited, but solid. What they do, they generally do well. But it's more than just the tasting. I loved the property. The cute-as-heck dogs that lay among the vines. I'm a sucker for... More 

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

We, as owners, are most grateful for guests who write more than one review - selecting our hotel; our restaurant; our spa; our cruise; or our vineyard. Thank you, gjrienzi! You have said such kind things about the Hope and glory's other business: "solid wines"; "incredible oysters"; "cute-as-heck dogs"; and, "a big thumbs up labels". You really put a smile... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We didn't go here the first 3 years that we went to the Tides, thinking that the wine would be bad. I'm so happy that we finally came! It's a beautiful vineyard, with great tastings at reasonable prices. The staff is wonderful and the vineyard is pristine and it's a perfect afternoon outing.

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you kcbestbest for describing our vineyard as "beautiful" and "pristine". I am so glad our great wine and our staff helped make a "perfect afternoon outing" for you. We look forward to seeing you upon your return to our area. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our B&B we were staying at recommended this winery. It was nice stop with a very friendly employee offering wine tastings. Pretty area and good wine

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

Sharon, we thank you for being our wine guest and saying such nice things about our winery and our wine. We also thank the Inn at Tabbs Creek for recommending us. More 

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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun here! The owner did our wine tasting. He gave a fabulous presentation filled with history of winemaking. As a history buff I loved it! Loved that they have rescue dogs. Sorry we missed the oysters but will definitely come back for that. Beautiful location and good wines

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you susan C. Thank you for your glowing review of our vineyard and for the compliment on my presentation. We are a vineyard of stories and we sure do have some entertaining ones. We look forward to your return so we can demonstrate how our wines truly enhance the taste of an oyster. Dudley More 

RIchmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The setting was lovely, but the wines were only ok. You have to sit outside on the covered patio, as there isn't enough room inside.

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DPatteson, Owner at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, responded to this review

Karen, we thank you for visiting us and for saying our setting is lovely. We hope you return because we can accommodate a few of our wine guests,such as you, inside our small gift and wine shop. We do consider our al fresco tastings and wine service - on our porch or on the lawn - to be an asset;... More 

Pasadena MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We biked from the Tides Inn to the vineyard. Great location and fun to see. We happened to be the first customers of the day and the owner explained our wine tasting. We liked all the wines and a few of us bought 2-3 bottles. At $28-$33 a bottle we liked the idea that we could buy from a local... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great wine tasting and staff is super friendly and accommodating. Oyster tacos are excellent to compliment the wines. You have the option to enjoy the wine tasting and then pick your bottle for a nice picnic on the go yard itself. Owner is around and will drop by your table to check up on you to see how you are... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's our third visit, and each one gets better. The wines are getting better year after year, and they do a good job of pairing foods (especially oysters) on the weekends. The setting is beautiful, make sure to make this a stop if you are in the area and like wine

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