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Wines and Awards

At The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, we currently offer five wines for tasting and purchasing. They are all made from 100% estate grown grapes, specially crafted to fit the weather they are served in and pair exceptionally well with the no. 1 product of the area–oyster.

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Oyster White – 100% Chardonel – $25

Ultra fresh and clean with citrus and Granny Smith apple notes, angular and direct on the pallet, with a refreshing smooth finish.   Fermented and aged in tanks with no oak contact or barrel aging to preserve the freshness and distinct varietal character of the Chardonel grape.


Pearl – 100% Vidal Blanc – $25

Distinct aromatic tropical fruit flavors of pineapple on the nose. Minerality combined with a smooth lingering finish of stone fruit. Fermented and aged in tank with no barrel aging or oak influence. The wine evolves on the pallet and integrates with the senses in smooth harmony.


Rosie – 25% tank bleed Merlot, 75% Vidal Blanc – $28

A French style Rosé. Clear aromas of strawberries and Key Lime combine in aromatic bliss with a smooth and clean finish with a bright pink color and slightly orange hue.


Shelter Dog Red – 100% Chambourcin – $28

Smooth and medium bodied, with very dark and intense purple color. Its finish is with coco 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.


Merlot – 100% Merlot – $33

Black licorice and anise, followed by candied raspberries. The pallet is smooth with mellow tannins and low astringency. Its finish is distinctly fruity and lingers with notes of vanilla and fruit that makes me think of dark cherry and ripe plum.


Awards Received

D&OMedalsSince our first vintage in 2012, our wines have won numerous awards internationally, nationally and regionally from San Francisco International Wine Competition to Virginia Governor’s Cup. All medals and awards are listed as follow.

2012 Vintage

2012 Oyster White

  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2014

2012 Hope and Glory Inn – Chardonel Reserve

  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2015

2012 Pearl

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2012 Rosie

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2012 Shelter Dog Red

  • Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
  • Bronze Medal, Grand Harvest Awards 2013
  • Bronze Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2013

2012 Merlot

  • Silver Medal, Grand Harvest Awards Year 2013
  • Silver Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2014
  • Silver Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

2013 Vintage

2013 Oyster White

  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014

2013 Pearl

  • Gold Level, VWL Wine Classic Award (VA Wine Lover Magazine)
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition 2014
  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze Medal, INDY International Wine Competition 2015

2013 Shelter Dog Red

  • Silver Level, VWL Wine Classic Award (Virginia Wine Lover Magazine) 2015
  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015

2013 Merlot

  • Silver Level, VWL Wine Classic Award (Virginia Wine Lover Magazine) 2015
  • Bronze Medal, Virginia Governor’s Cup Wine Competition 2015
  • Bronze Medal, INDY International Wine Competition 2015

2014 Vintage

 

2014 Rosie

  • Silver Medal, INDY International Wine Competition 2015

 

      

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