How to Make the Most of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls

Wine and oysters are good on their own, but they’re even better when you pair them together! Nobody knows that more than us at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard — one of only three places in the world where grapes grow next to waters where oysters are grown, resulting in the terroir of the grape to be the same as the merroir of the oyster. This pairing perfection is truly something rare and extraordinary that you have to taste to believe. You’re welcome to try them at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard with seasonal hours. Just make sure you also check us out in Irvington, VA, for the annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls as well. Since there are two of them each year, there’s no excuse for missing out!

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Your Guide to the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls

We have good news for seafood lovers and wine aficionados: There are Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls in both spring and fall! Plan to visit us in April and November of each year to enjoy two weekends full of tasty oysters, exquisite wines, and excitement! It’s an excellent opportunity to try some of the offerings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, including our delicious selection at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Indulge in Local Oysters

Oysters are the main attraction, and you’ll quickly find out why. Stop by each participating winery to enjoy creative dishes inspired by this tasty mollusk. Options range from roasted oysters to po’ boys, tacos, stews, and more. Even if you’ve never tried them before, you’re sure to discover a new favorite meal.

For mouthwatering local favorites that guests consistently rave about, be sure to visit our oyster stand, SLURP!

Taste Exquisite Wines

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail is home to a variety of remarkable wines, and you can find many of them at our local wineries in the Northern Neck of VA. Indulge in the superb flavors at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, Good Luck Cellars, Ingleside Vineyards, and more. Combine your oysters with each winery’s recommended pairing and see which you like the most. You might find it difficult to decide!

Make sure you try the medal-winning wines at SIP, our charming tasting porch, that’s just a short walk from our inn. It’s an essential stop during your Chesapeake region wine tour!

Save Money

Get the most for your money during the event! While you don’t need to purchase tickets, each participating winery charges a fee for wine tastings and food pairings. Before you embark on your wine trail adventure this year, pick up your passport and tasting pass. The tasting pass permits one tasting at each winery for an incredible value. Collect a stamp on your passport at each one to earn special discounts!

Stay at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard

View of Room 7 at the Hope and Glory Inn

If you need a place to stay along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, we’re happy to host you at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard. There’s simply no better destination to unwind and get the full wine-trail experience. Our award-winning inn features luxurious accommodations with chic decor as well as a long list of amenities to make your visit extraordinary. Did we mention that it’s only a short walk away from our vineyard? It’s the best of both worlds for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls!

We have a variety of cozy rooms and private cottages for your upcoming stay. Take Room 7, for example. It’s a delightful space with bright decor and a cozy, queen-size bed. You’re sure to feel right at home as soon as you open the door. 

Take the next step toward a peaceful retreat in Irvington, VA. Check our availability and reserve your room today!

The Dog & Oyster Re-Opens

April 5, 2024

We will be OPEN Friday – Sunday throughout April beginning on April 5th