Spring Oyster Crawl 2023

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Saturday & Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2023

Join the wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail for our 2023 Spring Oyster Crawl! Virginia is quickly becoming known as the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” A great way to enjoy the experience is with local wines & oyster pairings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. 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. We encourage you to check with participating wineries to learn more about their events, including hours and reservations policies.

(Please note: This event takes place at individual wineries throughout the Trail. Event hours may vary by winery.)

The following wineries are confirmed to be participating:

Ditchley Cider Works

1571 Ditchley Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(757) 710-2890
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Please note: Ditchley will participate on Sunday, April 23 only.

Dates: Sunday, April 23 from 11am-3pm
Description: Menu will include Fried Oysters and Hush Puppies.
Reservations: Reservations are not required but can be made by submitting an email to [email protected].

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The Dog and Oyster Micro-Vineyard

Located at the Hope & Glory Inn
65 Tavern Rd
Irvington, VA 22480
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Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 21 thru 23
Description: Featuring four local oyster varieties from Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region. Hot Dogs will also be available.

General’s Ridge Vineyard

1618 Weldons Dr
Hague, VA 22469
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Dates: Saturday, April 22 from 12-6pm & Sunday, April 23 from 12-5pm
Featuring Buttered Oysters (with garlic, cheese, bread crumbs, herbs) and Oysters made with “North Carolina BBQ Sauce,” as well as with BBQ sliders and more provided by Salty Bob’s Seafood. Live music will be performed by Mark Calhoon on Saturday from 2:30-5:30pm and Local Chords on Sunday from 1:30-4:30pm.
Reservations: Reservations are not required but can be made by calling the Tasting Room during normal business hours (Friday 12-7, Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-5) or send an email to [email protected] anytime!

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Good Luck Cellars

1025 Good Luck Rd
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
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Dates: Saturday, April 22 from 12-6pm & Sunday, April 23 from 12-5pm
Description: Salty Bob’s Oyster & Seafood Co. will be on site both days, serving up Lower Rappahannock/Coan River oysters. Live music both days from 1-4pm. Several local artisans will be onsite as well.

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Ingleside Vineyards

5872 Leedstown Rd
Oak Grove, VA 22443
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Dates: Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23 from 12-4pm both days
Description: Featuring several styles of oysters prepared on-site by Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table.
Reservations: Reservations are requested for groups of 6 or more. Other seating will be first-come, first-serve on day of event.

Jacey Vineyards

619 Train Lane
Wicomico Church, VA 22579
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Please note: Jacey will participate on Saturday, April 22nd only.

Dates: Saturday, April 22 from 12-5pm.
Menu: Raw Oysters and “Oysters ala Jacey,” as well as other items will be served.


Learn More

–┬áLike us on Facebook for updates
– View some sample itineraries and lodging options here
– Visit our Homepage for an interactive map of our Wine Trail
– View our Press Mentions
– Learn more about the Virginia Oyster Trail

(Photo credits: Oysters by Ingleside Vineyards. Bottles by Stephanie Campbell. Grapes by Astrid Photography.)