170 White Fences Drive, Irvington 22480 804-438-WINE(9463) 804-438-6053 (Inn) 804-761-7879 (Cell) The vineyard is located within the Town of Irvington and just 3/10ths of a mile up the road (Rt 200 / Irvington Rd) from the Hope and Glory Inn. One may walk, ride a bike or travel by car.
OPEN on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during January and February.
What sounds like a storybook, is actually our quirky vineyard. Named after our rescue dogs that saved our grapes from hungry wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay region’s greatest-known asset, the oyster, it attracts guests from near and far.
Just a short jaunt or bike ride away from the Inn, our 40-foot tall corkscrew doorway beckons guests to come for an afternoon or overnight stay filled with delightful and delicious scenes and tastes. Sample the wine, stay with us at the “Tents at Vineyard Grove" or enjoy the pool and kayak docks. The choice is yours.
In 2011, the owners of Hope and Glory Inn and their son Mark Hollingsworth, had an opportunity to acquire an existing vineyard where Mark had been its vineyard manager. The decision was made to rebrand the business and to take control of the winemaking which had previously been contracted outside.
The area is very much like Bordeaux with sandy soil and a nearby estuary (Chesapeake Bay). And it is just as lovely. With over 6 acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines, we offer two whites, Vidal Blanc and Chardonel, and two reds, Merlot and Chambourcin.
In 2012, the vineyard created an extraordinary event called the Virginia Wine and Oyster Classic. We hosted Fifteen of Virginia’s Top Winemakers and Ten of its Top Chefs. Last year we were delighted to host a wine and oyster event for The Governor and First Lady of Virginia, Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe. Also in attendance were the heads of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Tourism.
The Dog and Oyster has had a short history in submitting its wine to competitions; yet, the medal count awarded by some of America’s most revered competitions is most commendable.
2012 Oyster White - SOLD OUT
2013 Oyster White
2014 Oyster White - Just released!
2012 Hope and Glory Inn – Chardonel Reserve - SOLD OUT
2012 Pearl - SOLD OUT
2014 Pearl - Just released!
2012 Rosie - SOLD OUT
2014 Rosie - Just released
2012 Shelter Dog Red - SOLD OUT
2013 Shelter Dog Red
2012 Merlot - SOLD OUT