The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, Irvington

3.9
#46 of 135 in Wineries in Virginia
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  • Came here on a drizzly Friday and had an awesome time. The tasting room is small, but they have cozy blankets and heaters when the weather gets too cool. There are a bunch of tables outside of the mai...  more »
  • The Rosie wine was great and the pairing with the oysters was on point. Really great afternoon in an awesome spot!! It's a must see on the northern neck.  more »
  • the title says it all. the setting was very nice, the staff were great, but the wines, only 4 of them were just average. but the prices were terribly high, ranging from $26 to $39 a bottle. and the ta...  more »
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  • Pleasant place, rescue dogs roam the Vineyard, dogs welcomed with biscuits and water bowls, lovely site for a wedding. The tasting conditions are not very good, noisy, smelly from the seafood fryers.
  • The wine was good but pricey for the area and for what you get. They say they have the best oysters but all they offer is raw or steamed on the half shell - no actual oyster dishes like oysters Rockefeller or oyster soup. The atmosphere really makes the place worth visiting though - the tasting room is a beautiful old porch nestled right in the middle of the vineyard. Also - props because their grape master took the time to be present in the tasting room pouring and answering questions.
  • I rarely write reviews of a place, however I hope that this experience will help change a couple of processes of this venue. First time we went to The Dog and Oyster, it was great, during the wine and oyster festival. Great food, friendly atmosphere (love the personalized oyster shells), and I love the support they give to rescue/stray dogs and give them a home on the vineyard. The location is gorgeous and there is a lot of potential. The rainy 4th of July weekend, however, was the worst winery experience I have ever had at any venue. 6 of us were taken in to do a tasting under cover, told that we were to do the tasting first then move to the umbrellas outside for additional wine drinking/food. We sat down and 15 minutes later we were finally noticed by a gentleman who was paying about 1/2 the attention needed to conduct a wine tasting. We easily waited 10-15 minutes between each wine tasting. It had been 45 minutes after trying only 4 wines. When each wine was poured, no description or any personality was displayed. We were starving and since the service was so sluggish, we went to go order food outside (great food like oyster tacos, raw/roasted oysters, etc.). We were stopped by the manager and told we were not allowed to order any food until the tasting had been completed. So no food until the tasting was done, and we were never able to finish the tasting because the servers were not paying much attention to us. It was winery purgatory! The saddest part was that 45 minutes and 4 anemic tastes of wine later, we had not been noticed for quite some time, while we watched the gentleman serving us step outside to have what appeared to be a smoke. We payed for our tasting that we didn't finish, and got up and left without any staff member even noticing that we had left. Lots of potential and I love the dedication to dogs, but can't say I will go back after that.
  • Good wine and oysters!
  • Amazing scenery!

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