Welcome to Puppy Drum Vineyard and Adventures

Welcome to Puppy Drum Vineyard and Adventures

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About Us

Who we are

Puppy Drum Vineyards, LLC is a small, veteran owned vineyard located on the Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore in Exmore  near Silver Beach. We hold in high regard the value of the ecology and health of all our surroundings here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (ESVA), most especially the Chesapeake Bay. We hold these values foremost in how we approach our entire operation.

What we offer

Vineyard tours and tastings. For the wine aficionado, we offer a working, growing vineyard. although small, we have three varietals: Norton, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Given that we are only in our second year of growth, our intent is to bring in Virginia made wines for sell (others too!) and tastings.

Puppy Drum Market (opening Apr- May 2019): Visit us! We are on the cusp of closing the deal to obtain the J&J Market at Jamesville. We plan a few upgrades to the facility. We will provide deli sandwiches, camp supplies, basic food products, and purified (tbd) ice and water for your coolers and water bottles.

ECO tours: We are also proud to offer ECO tours by kayak in and around the Chesapeake Bay near the Occohannock Neck. We have a Certified ECO Tour Guide on-site. Kayak tours are being planned for Nassawadox Creek, Horse Island (State protected – needs approval), and Occohannock Creek. We are also planning a walking tour of our vineyard.  On these tours you will have a chance to see protected wildlife species, such as eagles, ospreys, and many others in their natural habitat. You will also be able to experience the protected shores of Horse Island and perhaps a local waterman as he plies the creek for oysters or crabs. All tours start and end at the Puppy Drum Market in Jamesville. Picnic lunches may be purchased from our deli.

Business Vision

Establish a thriving vineyard that respects and enhances a fragile eco system through organic vineyard processes and creates greater public awareness through guided ECO tours. As part of our vineyard business we hope to reveal through these tours the delicate balance between the fragile ECO system of the Chesapeake Bay, the ESVA, and surroundings with the need for human interaction to the land and sea.


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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Puppy Drum Market at Jamesville, VA



By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment





Once we get the Puppy Drum Market at Jamesville set-up, we'll establish operating hours. We're shooting for a grand opening on or about Memorial Day Weekend!