A higher salinity Oyster with easily distinguished cream or butter and a pleasant slight minerality.
In the state of Virginia public oyster grounds are regulated on a rotational basis. On Monday October 2nd, the state of Virginia opened up Area 1 on the Rappahannock River. This area has not been open for 3 years. Area 1 is the furthest location east on the Rappahanncock as the river empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Area 1 of the Rappahannock River stretches from Windmill Point to Stingray Point. We are currently harvesting oysters from Area 1 and the taste profile has been received well by our customers.
In June of 1608 Captain John Smith left Jamestown on a voyage to explore the Chesapeake. On July 17th, 1608 Captain John Smith landed on now what is Stingray Point in Deltaville, Virginia where he was unfortunately stung by a Stingray. Learn more about this fascinating voyage.