I am not a huge fan of going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day because I feel like restaurants tend to jack up prices. I also wanted to take a drive; but not go too far.
I have gone camping in Cheriton on the eastern shore of Viriginia when I was young and really liked the area. It is the opposite of Hampton Roads in that it is quiet with a lot of farms, kind of what I am used to from living in Upstate NY. I read that Chatham Vineyards in Machipongo was doing a Winter Wine and Oyster Weekend. I have been wanting to try raw oysters in the area since we moved here. Valentine’s Day was the perfect excuse to drink wine and eat oysters!
The Oysters came from Shooting Point Oysters and were shucked onsite. Shooting Point Oysters is a family run farm located in Franktown, VA. You can buy their oysters wholesale by going to their website.