At The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, we currently offer four wines for tasting and purchasing. They are all made from 100% estate grown grapes, specially crafted to pair exceptionally well with the no. 1 product of the area—the Virginia oyster.
Our tastings for these four wines are $8. A glass of wine is $10. Bottle prices are listed below.
Dog & Oyster Wines
Oyster White – 75% Chardonel 25% Vidal Blanc – $28
Notes of apricot and melon on the nose, hint of green apple. Soft entrance with a good density, acidity grips the tongue and lingers. Longer aging time has helped to develop the mid palate. good structure and length.
Pearl – 100% Vidal Blanc – $27
This medium gold wine features fresh and complex aromas of citrus and lavender with subtle hints of jasmine. With crisp acidity, layers grapefruit and thyme are evident on the palate, along with notes of linden. The finish is bright and clean, boasting bright grapefruit and toasted almond.
2018 Rosie – 100% Merlot – $41
This Merlot Rose’ opens with a floral bouquet and hints of cherry. Due to time aging in the barrel it has developed a luscious mouthfeel that leaves you looking for another sip.
2015 Shelter Dog Red – 100% Chambourcin – $30
Smooth and medium bodied, with very dark and intense purple color. Its finish is with cocoa and white chocolate with some hints of spice and dark red fruit. 50% aged in neutral oak barrels and 50% in stainless tanks with no oak contact.