Discover The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard and its Oyster Bar

The Dog & Oyster is OPEN
Friday 2pm-6pm | Saturday 12pm-6pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm

Join us at The Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard and Oyster Bar, where for more than 14 years, we’ve honed our craft of pairing wine with oysters, and we’ve become quite adept at it. While some vineyards reserve oyster pairings for special occasions, we make every weekend extraordinary by offering this delightful combination consistently.

Nestled in the heart of The Hope & Glory Inn, our micro-vineyard offers front-row seats to the vibrant scene of the Town of Irvington.

Slurp with us!

Enjoy “just out of the water” local oysters served a variety of ways! We showcase local oyster varieties from multiple farmers from several of Virginia’s oyster regions. Oysters are offered raw and roasted with a variety of garnishments, as well as a cocktail/shooter and for dessert.


Offered Raw & Roasted

Roasted Oysters

Served Two Delicious Ways

Chef Meseret's Signature Dessert Oyster

Available Exclusively at The Dog & Oyster – $6/Oyster

The beautiful and plump raw oysters are garnished with fresh dill from Meseret’s garden, crushed mint, lime juice and a dollop of her lime sorbet.
The taste is extraordinary – the sweetness of the sorbet is powerful and unexpected, especially with a raw oyster, but the real treat comes when the house-made sorbet, acting as a palate cleanser, brings out the most refreshing and unimagined taste of the oyster itself.
The sharp contrast of the oyster‘s salinity to the sorbet creates a one-of-a-kind flavor experience that can only be found at the Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard.

Additional Offerings

The Dog & Oyster is OPEN :
Friday from 2-6 PM, Saturday from 12-6 PM, and Sunday from 12-5 PM​

Come Sip With Us!

Location & Hours

65 Tavern Road, Irvington, 22480
(corner of King Carter Drive and Tavern Road)

Entrance Gate: King Carter Drive

Open: Fridays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 12pm-6pm and Sundays 12pm-5pm.


The Dog and Oyster Vineyard: 804-438-WINE
The Hope and Glory Inn: 804-438-6053

For ten years Dudley and Peggy Patteson, owners of the Hope and Glory, also owned the nearby and acclaimed The Dog and Oyster Vineyard which had been selected by Virginia Tourism as one of their “Ten Best of the Best”. At the end of last year, they saw an opportunity to reposition the vineyard as a micro-vineyard in front of the Hope and Glory Inn. It would be an upscale and elegant setting to savor their wine with oysters especially from local oyster farmers.

Toward that goal, the owners planted a micro-vineyard of Petit Manseng at their boutique hotel Hope and Glory Inn. A large paver patio and a clear span tent was added to protect their wine and oyster guests as they dined al fresca.

Shakespeare said “the world is your oyster”; but, oysters are our world.

We are a “creative wine and oyster bar” that offers choices of oysters and seasonings all of which have been crafted by the Hope and Glory’s widely acclaimed Chef Meseret.

We are front and center in Irvington, an oyster-centric town located in a coastal Virginia region (River Realm) where 80% of Virginia’s oysters are grown locally by 31 local commercial oyster farms.

We are providing the ultimate food and wine pairing – a magical culinary confluence that creates a “sense of place” where we pair two of life’s most sought-after delicacies on this earth and in the water. Both offer a taste which is “top of the class” and uniquely reflects where they are grown. For our wine it is know as terroir; for our oysters it’s merroir.

Plan Your Visit Today!

Words can’t possibly do justice to the experience that you’ll enjoy at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard. So, we invite you to stop by and find out first-hand what makes it such a special place! It’s truly a treat for all of your senses with exquisite culinary flavors and a setting with a vinyard.

You’re also welcome to make it a full weekend of wine-sipping and relaxation with a getaway to the Hope and Glory Inn! Here, you’ll find luxurious accommodations as well as a top-rated restaurant, charming bar, and salt-water pool. We’ll even take guests out for scenic cruises along Carters Creek when the weather is nice!