A Foodie Road Trip of Historic Proportions TravelZoo

Also worth a visit: The Dog and Oyster in Irvington, where the wines are crafted to pair with the area’s famous oysters (more on that in a minute), to say nothing of what may actually be the world’s largest corkscrew.

-April 3, 2019


A Tast of the Northern Neck RVA Traveler Magazine
“The Dog and Oyster Vineyard in Irvington invites guests to take a trip through its giant corkscrews and into the midst of its grapevines, which are responsible for a list of award-winning wines. Pair them with the local oysters at the Sip & Slurp stand. Keep an eye open for friendly dogs wandering the grounds. Owner Dudley Patterson, who also owns The Hope & Glory Inn, has rescued each one and brought them home to watch over his grapes.”


New Shuckapalooza event will give folks a behind-the-scenes look at Virginia oyster industry Richmond Times Dispatch

“East vs. West Shuckdown: At Dog and Oyster Vineyard in Irvington, visitors can see to what extent oysters and wine grapes take on the taste of where they are grown. In a truly culinary experience, folks can compare the pairing of Dog and Oyster wine and Rappahannock River oysters (the West) with pairings of Chatham Vineyards wine and Shooting Point oysters (the Eastern Shore).”

-January 22, 2019


top wedding vendorTop Wedding Vendors 2019 Virginia Living (page 18)

“Here you will find our list of more than 800 of the industry’s best wedding professionals in all of five regions of the Commonwealth. Virginia Living’s editors reviewed thousands of vendors in more than 30 categories and selected only those that are recognized for consistently delivering the highest quality products and customer service.”

-January 2, 2019


An Oyster Lover’s Guide to Northern Neck, Virginia Washingtonian

“Wild-oyster season kicks off in the fall on Virginia’s Northern Neck. Spend a weekend eating plump and perfect specimens—and even learning to harvest them.”

“As for the rest of our time down in the Neck, we unashamedly pigged out—oysters raw, fried, roasted, and stewed. (To save money for such gluttony, we spent the night in a lovely Airbnb in Irvington. Swankier options include the Tides Inn resort and the Hope and Glory Inn.)”

-October 10, 2018


Hope & Glory Inn Chesapeake Heaven VIVA Tysons Magazine (pages 122 &123)

“The fabled Hope & Glory Inn…

Delightful owners Dudley and Peggy Patteson have designed a living dream, an inimitable romantic escape.

Chef Meseret, fluent in English, Amharic from her native Ethiopia, French, and Italian, sang us the “Coquelicot” song in French, and we all joined in for “Le Pont d’Avignon.”

No nuance is overlooked, down to the marine-inspired Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy detoxifying sea kelp shampoo, moisturizing sea moss conditioner, relaxing sea fennel body lotion, and exfoliating sea salt soap.

Mary (breakfast server) said it best. “I love to see the guests come, but I hate to see & ’em leave.” Well fret not, dear Mary, just like the migratory coastal birds that fly back to the Bay each spring, everyone is certain to return to the Hope & Glory. If not, they may well be given Detention. And we wouldn’t want that, now would we?”

-July/August 2018