Friday, October 12, 2012

barrel oak - best virginia winery for lingering

October is Virginia Wine Month. As if one ever needs an excuse to drive south into my favorite part of the DC-region.........


I went with some friends recently to visit an old favorite, and to check out a new concept in Virginia wine drinking...a seated tasting (read all about that over at my Fedscoop column!).  The day ended with dessert at Barrel Oak winery which has now officially become my favorite place to linger long time. 

There views are so nice, but the grounds....once there you just don't want to leave! There are plenty of tables and chairs for guests. Outdoor food is welcome, but there was a barbeque stand selling plates of food when we were there and a super fun band playing. People were dancing between wine tastings. It was picture-perfect fall!  There are firepits galore around which everyone sits and sips and makes friends. I can't wait to go back here for the John Marhsall Tasting Experience.  

If every you visit the D.C./northern Virginia area and you like wine, do not plan a trip this way without spending a day hopping from vineyard to vineyard. I promise you'll adore everything about it... even if it isn't Virginia Wine Month! 

8 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Can't wait to hit up a winery again soon!! :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Looks great!!

Whitney of Washington said...

This looks like a great place! I'll definitely have to check it out!

Sarah Morgan Thompson said...

This is my fav, we always bring Molly with us!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent! (As usual. :-P )

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post, I really look forward to updates from you.

MCW said...

I did not know it was wine month in VA. The only VA vineyards I have been to are with the boy. Maybe not the best place for me at the moment!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

We love BOW! Always bring the boys. In fact, our Christmas card last year was a picture of the four of us in front of some of the grapes at BOW.

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