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The Vineyard


D&O Vineyard

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.

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.

2000-01-01 00.00.20-2Our wines were crafted to be paired with oysters—the only vineyard in America doing so. This medal-winning vineyard has garnered three Silver and three Bronze, 2013 and 2014 San Francisco International, America’s #1 Competition; and, four silver and four Bronze, 2014 and 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup. High marks also come from The Washington Post and the Richmond Times Dispatch wine critics.

And here are three more reasons to visit us!

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