With eight different coastal habitats, the flavors of Virginia oysters range from salty to buttery to sweet. Some of the creeks and inlets are no more than a mile apart yet the oysters from each region take on different nuances in flavor, texture and appearance.
Flavor Guide: Region 5 (Middle Bay Western Shore) - Lightly salty with easily distinguished cream or butter and a pleasant slight minerality.
(Note: Although most listed here are physically located within/near this flavor region, some trail sites outside the region serve oysters that are harvested here. When planning your visit, be sure to check the trail site’s location to be sure it is in the proximity of your travels).
Allure Art Center - White Stone, VA
Our mission is to provide a multifaceted venue for area artists and artisans to gain exposure, network and collaborate
Belle Isle State Park - Lancaster, VA
Beautiful Belle Isle State Park located along the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County, Virginia.
Christchurch School - Christchurch, VA
Episcopal, college-prep boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 9-12.
Ditchley Cider Works - Kilmarnock, VA
Historic 1651 Lee estate producing hard apple cider from cider apples grown on the estate and pasture raised products.
Good Luck Cellars - Kilmarnock, VA
Good Luck Cellars is a family-owned estate winery in the heart of the Northern Neck.
Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern - Heathsville, VA
Historic Courthouse Tavern dating back to the 1700’s, with cafe and gift shop focused on locally-made artisan wares.
Merroir - Topping, VA
Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and its native shellfish since 1899
Northern Neck Tourism - Warsaw, VA
An historic peninsula with recreation and wineries between the Potomac and Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay.
Piankatank River Golf Club - Hartfield, VA
The Piankatank River Golf Club is open to the public, offering a great golfing venue and a fine dining experience
The Tides Inn - Irvington, VA
Welcome to the Tides Inn, an unforgettable Chesapeake Bay resort experience.
Willaby’s Cafe & Catering - White Stone, VA
We’re in the business of bringing people together to enjoy Great Food, Delicious Beverages, Wonderful Music and Each Other.