The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

A Superior Virginia Winery

Hours and Location

170 White Fences Drive, Irvington, 22480       

  • 804-438-WINE (9463)
  • Inn: 804-438-6053  
  • Cell: 804-761-7879     

The vineyard is located within the Town of Irvington and just 3/10ths of a mile up the road (Rte. 200 / Irvington Rd) from one of Irvington, VA hotels, the Hope and Glory Inn. One may walk, ride a bike or travel by car.

Seasonal Hours: 

Open on WEEKENDS - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during January, February, March, November and December.

Open EVERYDAY - April - October

Why the name?

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. 

History of the Vineyard

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. 

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. 

Events at the Vineyard

The vineyard created an extraordinary event called the Virginia Wine and Oyster Classic. We hosted 15 of Virginia’s Top Winemakers and 10 of its Top Chefs.  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 Tour

Medal and Award-Winning Vineyard

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

  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2014

2013 Oyster White

  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014

2014 Oyster White - Just released!

2012 Hope and Glory Inn – Chardonel Reserve - SOLD OUT

  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2015

2012 Pearl - SOLD OUT

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2013 Pearl

  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2015

2014 Pearl - Just released!

2012 Rosie - SOLD OUT

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2014 Rosie - Just released

2012 Shelter Dog Red - SOLD OUT

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Bronze Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2013 Shelter Dog Red

  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2015

2012 Merlot - SOLD OUT

  • Silver Medal, Grand Harvest Awards Year 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Silver Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

2013 Merlot

  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition 2015

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