For ten years Dudley and Peggy Patteson, owners of the Hope and Glory, also owned the 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 90% of Virginia’s oysters are grown locally 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” in uniquely reflecting where they are grown. For our wine it is know as terroir; for our oysters it’s merroir.


Our wine is offered by the flight, the glass, and by the bottle. Tastings have been replaced with flights of our three wines served in charming 2-ounce stemmed glassware. $9.00 per flight.


Prepare your taste buds for an exquisite experience! At The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard we will initially be offering our 100%estate grown wine using three varieties of grapes: Chardonel and Vidal Blanc are used for our white wines, while Chambourcin is our coveted red.

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  • 65 Tavern Road, Irvington, 22480 (corner of King Carter Drive and Tavern Road)
  • Entrance Gate: King Carter Drive
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Contact Information:

  • The Dog and Oyster Vineyard: 804-438-WINE
  • The Hope and Glory Inn: 804-438-6053
  • Owner’s Cell phone: 804-761-7879

Vineyard Events 

You can also stop by our micro-vineyard or see us participate in these annual events:

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Spring Oyster Crawl

Wine & Cherries Weekend

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Fall Oyster Crawl

Taste by the Bay at the Tides Inn

Holiday Open Houses on the Wine Trail


Weddings and Private Parties

Did you know that we now have a new venue to host weddings and private parties? Contact us for more information and plan your celebration today!

The Story Behind the Name

What sounds like a storybook is actually the quirky name of our previous vineyard and now our micro-vineyard. The name was coined to honor our rescue dogs who lived in our vineyard to protect our grapes from hungry wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay region’s greatest-known asset, the oyster.

Learn more about the dogs

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 flavors and marvelous scenery.

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!

So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay and enjoy all of the unparalleled experiences we offer at our inn and vineyard!