This past spring, owners Dudley and Peggy Patteson planted a micro-vineyard of Petit Manseng at their boutique hotel Hope and Glory Inn.
In mid-October 2021 (exact date to be determined) The Dog and Oyster will reopen on the grounds of Hope & Glory Inn as a Micro-Vineyard and Oyster Bar with Dog and Oyster wines by the flight, glass and bottle, and oysters!
In order to better manage the transformation and move, The Dog and Oyster at 170 White Fences Drive has closed.
The Dog and Oyster, the micro-vineyard of the Hope and Glory Inn, recently earned five medals at Purdue University’s INDY international wine competition. The 2018 results were the best ever for the Dog and Oyster: the 2017 vintages of Oyster White (Chardonel), Pearl (Vidal Blanc) and Rosie (a rosé Chardonel) each earned a silver medal, as did the 2014 vintage of Merlot. The 2015 vintage of Shelter Dog Red (Chambourcin) also placed in the competition with a bronze medal.
The micro vineyard is co located with the award winning Hope and Glory Inn. Enjoy oysters and wine pairings among the vines!
Perhaps you’ve also wondered about the origin of The Dog and Oyster. The quirky name was created to honor the rescue dogs that reside in the vineyard and keep the grapes safe from deer and other animals, and of course, to honor the oyster, one of the Chesapeake Bay region’s greatest assets.
Our wine is offered by the flight, the glass, and by the bottle. Tastings have been replaced with flights of our four wines served in charming 2-ounce stemmed glassware. $8.00 per flight.
On Saturdays and Sundays we live up to our name as our Chef Stuart Tyson offers Rappahannock oysters – raw, roasted, and fried along with daily specials of soft shell crabs (seasonal) or crab cakes. Charcuterie will be served on Monday-Friday.
Prepare your taste buds for an exquisite experience! At The Dog and Oyster Vineyard there are four varieties of grapes: Chardonel and Vidal Blanc are used for our white wines, while Chambourcin and Merlot are our reds and roses. Just a short jaunt or bike-ride away from the inn, 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. (There’s a story about our corkscrews — be sure to ask when you visit!)