Chesapeake Bay Food and Drink

Grapes in the vineyard at our Virginia Winery on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Explore the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail in Virginia This summer

Wine tasting may not be at the forefront of your mind when planning a trip to the Northern Neck of Virginia, but it should be! Several delicious Virginia wineries are found on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, not least of which is our incredible micro-vineyard, The Dog & Oyster. Though the Dog & Oyster Vineyard …

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Handsome gay couple enjoying a dinner out at the best restaurants in Irvington, VA

Discover the Best Restaurants in Irvington This Spring

An important consideration to make when planning romantic getaways is where you’re going to eat, as dining out is one of the most celebrated parts of romantic getaways. When discovering the best restaurants in Irvington, VA, you don’t have to look further than the Hope and Glory Inn. We’re so much more than the best …

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Fruit baskets at the Irvington, VA, Farmers Market

Everything You Need to Know About the Irvington, VA, Farmers Market

If you are looking for local, seasonal produce, make your way to the Irvington, VA, Farmer’s Market. Farm-to-table food is like none other in terms of freshness and taste. The Farmers Market sells a lot more than produce, too! You will also find plants and flowers, baked goods, and art. Support local vendors, meet people in …

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The arcade inside the Compass Entertainment Complex

What Is the Compass Entertainment Complex?

Did you know that our storybook, “tiny but tony” town, is now home to a state-of-the-art entertainment complex? It’s true! Despite having a population of only about 415 people, Irvington has an extraordinary number of top-notch restaurants, shops, and attractions, including the Compass Entertainment Complex. It’s a fantastic option for those of you looking to plan a fun date night while …

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Bottles of wine, glasses, and oyster shells at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard for wine lovers' getaways in Virginia

What Is the Best Destination for Wine Lovers’ Getaways in Virginia?

Let’s cut to the chase: The Hope and Glory Inn is simply the best destination for wine lovers’ getaways in Virginia. Not only does our award-winning and romantic inn provide the utmost luxury for your stay, but it’s also a short walk away from our vineyard. There are only three places in the world that …

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The oyster stand at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, which is a top spot for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawls

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 …

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Why You Need to Try Blanchard’s Coffee

There’s nothing like a freshly brewed cup of coffee to warm your body and soul. You can savor some coffee to start your mornings, drink it as an afternoon pick-me-up, or even pair it with a delicious dessert in the evenings. It’s such a universal treat that people enjoy all around the globe.  However, anyone …

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A giant corkscrew during sunset at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, which is a destination for the Wine & Cherries Weekend

Your Ultimate Guide to the Wine & Cherries Weekend

If you don’t currently have plans for President’s Day Weekend, that’s about to change. There’s an event that you simply can’t miss! It’s the Wine & Cherries Weekend in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay wine region — a celebration of our remarkable local cuisine and culture. Find out what you need to know and plan to attend …

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Oysters on the half shell

How to Get an Authentic Virginia Watermen Experience

If you’ve ever visited the Chesapeake Bay, you’ve likely indulged in our famously fresh and delicious seafood. However, have you ever thought about the work that went into it before the oysters or fish made it to your taste buds? It’s even less likely that you pondered the history of the Chesapeake Bay, its beautiful …

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