The Dog & Oyster Vineyard
A Superior Virginia Winery at Our Bed & Breakfast
Hours and Location
170 White Fences Drive, Irvington, 22480
The vineyard is located within the Town of Irvington and just 3/10ths of a mile up the road (Rte. 200 / Irvington Rd) from the Hope and Glory Inn. One may walk, ride a bike or travel by car.
The vineyard consists of more than six acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines. There are four varieties of grapes: Chardonel and Vidal Blanc are used for our white wines while Chambourcin and Merlot are our reds.
There’s a story about our corkscrews—be sure to ask when you visit.
Open on WEEKENDS: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during January, February, March, November and December.
Open EVERY DAY: 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. The vineyard attracts guests from near and far that are looking for wineries to explore in Virginia. Whether you are looking to visit for the day or plan a weekend getaway to our bed and breakfast, The Dog & Oyster Vineyard offers a unique experience for all visitors.
Just a short jaunt or bike ride away from the bed and breakfast, our 40-foot tall corkscrew doorway beckons guests, and their dogs, 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 the nearby Chesapeake Bay estuary. The vineyard consists of more than six acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines. There are four varieties of grapes; Chardonel and Vidal Blanc make our white wines while Chambourcin and Merlot are our reds.