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Back By Popular Demand, Our 2015 Rosie And Introducing Our 2015 Oyster White!


The 2015 Rosie won Best in its Category at the Atlantic Seaboard Competition as well as a Silver Medal from the INDY International Competition! It sold out in record breaking time this year! Because of its popularity, we did a special bottling and will have Rosie available while it lasts!

It was also a very good year for our Oyster White! We are now ready to introduce a new vintage, the 2015 Oyster White!

Both of these wines, along with our Pearl, pair perfectly with the fresh local oysters available at the vineyard every weekend, courtesy of Byrd’s Seafood Co!

Hours Of Operation Change

It has been a wonderful season and we thank all of our friends who visited the Dog and Oyster and the Hope and Glory this summer! Since the busy season is coming to a close, we will be changing our hours of operation at the vineyard. Starting next week, we will only be open Friday-Sunday from 11AM-5PM. We will be closed Monday November 21st as well as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss your chance to pair our fantastic, award winning wines with fresh local oysters! Byrd’s Seafood will be here through December! As of now, Fridays, 2-5PM and Sat & Sun, 12-5PM. Any changes will be posted!

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Taste By The Bay at the Tides Inn Saturday November 19, 2016

The Dog and Oyster and Byrd’s Seafood will be at the Taste By The Bay event held at the Tides Inn this Saturday, November 19th from 11am-5pm! Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 at the door and are expected to sell out! This event is sponsored by the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Chamber Office at 804-435-6092.

The vineyard will also be open on Saturday as usual, 11am-5pm!

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Arts on the Vine this Saturday, August 13th at The Dog and Oyster!

Come enjoy our fine wine and the impressive creations of regional artisans at this Saturday’s Arts on the Vine! The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then you may want to head over in the early evening for the Crab Fest at the Steamboat Era Museum! Tickets are required in advance and none are sold at the door. Of course, we will be serving lunch at the vineyard all day courtesy of Byrd’s Seafood Co! Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend!

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Introducing The Dog and Oyster’s 2015 Rosie!!

Join us at the vineyard tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, and be one of the first to try our Newly Released Rosie Rose! This amazing blend consisting of Chambourcin, Merlot, and Vidal Blanc is a good anytime wine with clear aromas of strawberries and Key Lime that combine in aromatic bliss with a smooth and clean finish showing a bright pink color and slightly orange hue.

This must mean that summer is coming!!!

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The Dog and Oyster’s Highest Award Winning Wine, the 2013 Pearl, Is Available For A Limited Time Only

We have re-released our 2013 Pearl! This has been our highest individual award winning wine so far! Its accolades include :

  • Gold Medal, 2015 Virginia Wine Lover Wine Classic
  • Bronze Medal, 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal, 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal, INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal, 2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal, 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup

Tasting Notes:

Distinct aromatic tropical fruit flavors of pineapple on the nose. Minerality combined with a smooth lingering finish of stone fruit. It is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks with no barrel aging or oak influence. The wine evolves on the palate and integrates with the senses in smooth harmony.

Only available for a limited time!

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Fresh Local Soft Shell Crabs Are Back At The Vineyard Courtesy Of Byrd’s Seafood Co!

Unfortunately, due to weather, Byrd’s Seafood Co will not be open Friday May 6 at the vineyard. Don’t fret, they will be opening back up Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm, serving up a local favorite!! That’s right, Soft Shell Bites are back for this Mother’s Day weekend! Fresh, local Soft Shell Crab Bites topped with a Cajun Caper Remoulade sauce! Paired with our award-winning Pearl, nothing could be better! Plus, regular menu will still be available so you can have your fill of Fresh Local Oysters too!!

A Waterman, thru Her Eyes Photography by The Salty Daughter

We will have an extra special treat at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard this weekend, April 23rd and 24th! Besides being the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail’s 4th Annual Spring Oyster Crawl, having several different amazing oyster dishes to choose from, courtesy of Byrd’s Seafood Co, and not to forget, the fabulous wines of The Dog and Oyster, we will be featuring a local waterman and artist, Lisa Rose! This weekend only,  she will have her unique photography on display at the vineyard! So come, drink some wine, eat some oysters, and support our local talent!

2016 Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Spring Oyster Crawl

Join us the weekend, April 23-24th, for The 4th Annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail’s Spring Oyster Crawl!! Our menu at The Dog and Oyster will include the famous Fried Oyster Tacos, Raw Oysters served with a champagne vinegar mignonette, and Roasted Oysters topped with either a jalapeno pesto or basil pesto! Don’t miss it!!

Taste Of Spring Event

Join us this Saturday, April 16th from 11am-5pm at the Tides Inn located in Irvington, Virginia! Enjoy tasting four of our palate pleasing wines! Find us on the lawn right next to our culinary partner, Byrd’s Seafood Co!! Pair the Dog and Oyster’s wines with the famous Fried Oyster Tacos from Byrd’s Seafood Co! A perfect match!!