Come experience the Spring Oyster Crawl and you too will agree that “Virginia is for Lovers”… of wine and oysters!
Join the wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail for our 6th Annual Spring Oyster Crawl on Saturday & Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2018! Virginia is quickly becoming known as the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” And a great way to enjoy the experience is with local wines & oyster pairings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail – recently voted the #2 Wine Trail in Virginia by the readers of Savor Virginia Magazine.
Each participating winery will be offering one or more delicious oyster dishes to pair with its wines. Several wineries will also feature live music.
Tickets are not required for this event. Normal wine tasting fees will apply at each winery and oysters will be available for purchase at market rates. Wines will be available by the glass or bottle. Purchase a limited-edition Tasting Pass at one of our member wineries to save on tastings throughout the Trail.
(Please note: This event takes place at individual wineries throughout the Trail. Event hours may vary by winery.)
495 Meadow Landing Lane
Caret, VA 22436
Menu: Roasted Oysters and Oysters on the Half Shell from Rappahannock Oyster Co.
The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
170 White Fences Dr.
Irvington, VA 22480
Menu: Oyster and Shrimp Po ‘Boys (fried oysters and fried shrimp on a buttered roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles and Chesapeake Remoulade Sauce) and Buffalo Fried Oysters (fried oysters in Buffalo-style hot sauce served with celery sticks and Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing).
General’s Ridge Vineyard
1618 Weldons Dr
Hague, VA 22469
Menu: Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Cackalacky prepared by Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar. PLUS, Live music from 1-4pm both days by Loose Change.
Good Luck Cellars
1025 Good Luck Rd
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Menu: Raw Oysters, Fried Oysters and Oyster Tacos prepared by The Great Wicomico Oyster Co.
5872 Leedstown Rd
Oak Grove, VA 22443
Menu: Oysters on the Half Shell, Fried Oysters and “Oysters Denson” (grilled with seasonings and topped with Parmesan cheese), all prepared onsite by the R&B Oyster Bar from Denson’s. Other menu items will include Denson’s award-winning Crab Cakes, as well as Cheese Platters and Chocolate Eclairs. PLUS, Live music in the courtyard from 1-4pm on both days (Sat: The Atkinsons (trio show); Sun: The Lewis Sluder Smith Acoustic Trio).
619 Train Lane
Wicomico Church, VA 22579
Please note: Jacey will participate on Saturday, April 21st only.
Menu: Raw Oysters, Fried Oysters, Oyster Stew, Shrimp Cocktail & Tapas.
Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery
8215 Oak Crest Dr
King George, VA 22485
Menu: Raw Oysters plus fixings, Char-Broiled Oysters with special sauce and Oyster Chowder, all prepared by Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch. (Chicken Salad Sliders and Hot Dogs will be available for non-oyster eaters.)
Here are some of the amazing oyster growers and providers who will be helping us make this event possible:
Our limited-edition Tasting Pass entitles the holder to a wine tasting at eight participating wineries of our Trail. A limited number of Tasting Passes are now available for sale in the tasting rooms of our member wineries. Each Tasting Pass represents a $52 value – save more than 40% over normal tasting fees! Only $30 each – or $25 each when you buy 4 or more! Learn more>
RULES: VA sales tax of 5.3% will be added. Must be at least 21 to purchase and taste; valid ID required. Not responsible for lost or stolen passes. Pass expires on December 31, 2018.
Our wine trail is conveniently located within one to two hours’ drive from many surrounding cities, such as Fredericksburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Washington DC or Baltimore. Whether for a day trip or an overnight stay, there are many options for exploring our trail. You can view an interactive map of our Trail wineries on our Homepage.
If you are interested in arranging transportation for a group, you can find some of our Transportation Partners on our Itineraries page.
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– How do you like your oysters? Watch the Video
(Photo credits: Bottles by Stephanie Campbell, Grapes by Astrid Photography.)