Barrel Oak Winery: A Place of Community

Barrel Oak Winery: A Place of Community

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Barrel Oak Winery - A Place of Community

Barrel Oak Winery
Est. in 2006

You don’t get voted “Family Friendliest Winery in the WORLD” by Wine Enthusiasts Magazine without putting in some serious effort to create a welcoming environment for all. The team mission at Barrel Oak Winery is to have all guests planning their next trip to the winery before they have even left the tasting room. That sense of community starts with the name- Barrel Oak Winery (BOW, for short) is a playful homage to BOW WOW, showcasing the love and admiration the team has for all four-legged creatures. Their love for furry friends prompted Barrel Oak Winery to become the first winery in Virginia to allow leashed dogs in the tasting room. From the pups on their labels to the animal rescue on estate grounds, they can truly claim to be welcoming to guests both two- and four-legged.

When owners Sharon and Brian Roeder founded Barrel Oak Winery in 2006, they knew it would take time, commitment, and patience to create the winery of their dreams. They also knew this would need to happen from the ground up- starting with a dedicated staff who shared their same vision of quality and community. The Roeders worked tirelessly to build a team to execute the integrity and excellence in service they were striving for. It’s safe to say their passion for an exceptional guest experience has been accomplished, as displayed in the 10 straight years of being voted Fauquier’s Favorite Winery. And that sense of community that was top of mind from the beginning? Since opening their doors in 2008, Barrel Oak Winery has helped charitable organizations raise over one and a half million dollars through events held on the property.

The experience doesn’t start and stop with the hospitality. What about the wine? The wine produced from their 30-acre vineyard is so exceptional that Barrel Oak Winery has taken home more than 100 gold medals. In fact, winemakers Shai Van Gelder and Sharon Roeder have racked up close to 500 regional, national and international awards since 2008 (click here for a full list of Barrel Oak Winery awards).

So whether you’re a hiker, a biker, a dog-lover, a wine connoisseur, a group of friends, a family looking for a fun day out, or just about anything in between, be sure to keep Barrel Oak Winery on your short list of places to stop at. They’ll be waiting for you with a smile and a glass.

Our Best Sellers: BOW Haus White and BOW Haus Red

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Visit Barrel Oak Winery at 3623 Grove Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144.

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