Virginia Wine Trail

Chesapeake peninsulas along the Virginia Wine Trail provide verdant land and a year-round temperate climate for vineyards and wineries including Dog an Oyster, Athena, The Hague, Ingleside, and Vault Fields. Enjoy Virginia winery tours featuring their warm hospitality and tastings along the way, with local wines such as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc and Chambourcin.

For more information on the Virginia Wine Trail, call the Tides Inn Activities Team at 804.438.4489.

THE DOG AND OYSTER The Dog and Oyster is the closest winery to the Tides Inn. The name comes from one of Aesop's Fables and honors the rescue dogs who protect the grapes from deer and other animals; and, to honor the oyster, one of the region's greatest assets. Wines can be paired with oysters for an additional fee. Open Apr-Oct Daily 11am-5pm; Nov & Mar Thu-Monday 11am-5 pm; Dec-Feb Fri,Sat & Sunday 11am-5pm and Mon-Thursday available by appointment. 170 White Fences Drive, Irvington, 804.438.9463

BELLE MOUNT VINEYARDS Enjoy handcrafted wines from vineyards overlooking Cat Point Creek. Open Mar 15-Dec 15, Wed-Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. 2570 Newland Road, Warsaw, 804.333.4700.

GENERAL’S RIDGE VINEYARD Amenities include two large short-term rental homes with large porches overlooking the vineyard and “somewhere in time” tasting rooms. 1618 Weldons Drive, Hague, 804.493.0226.

THE HAGUE WINERY Fine wines in an historic setting along the Virginia Wine Trail. Open April 1-Nov 30, 11am-5pm daily; Dec-March, call first. 8268 Cople Highway, Hague, thehaguewinery.com, 804.472.5283.

INGLESIDE PLANTATION VINEYARDS Award-winning wines plus tours, tastings, museum, gift shop, picnic area and a river cruise. Open daily, 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm (open until 6pm Memorial Day-Labor Day). 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, 804.224.8687.

OAK CREST VINEYARD AND WINERY Enjoy a wine tour in Virginia with flower gardens, picnic areas and “old world” atmosphere of the post-and-beam tasting room and gift shop. Open April 1-Dec 23, Wed-Sunday 10am-5pm. 8215 Oak Crest Drive, King George, 540.663.2813.

VAULT FIELD VINEYARDS Located on historic Vault Field Farm near Kinsale, with award-winning wines resulting from the marriage between an exceptional terroir and the latest techniques in viticulture. Open Feb-Dec Thurs, Fri & Saturday 11am-5pm &aamp; Sunday noon-5pm (summers noon-6pm) or by appointment. 2953 Kings Mill Road, Kinsale, 804.472.4430.