My long anticipated visit to Virginia’s wine country is now in the books, highlighted by unseasonably-cool weather and wonderful wine. The Virginia wine industry is becoming world-renowned, with 150 wineries on the map, Virginia continues to raise the bar with highly acclaimed wines. I look forward to sharing my adventures beginning with the picturesque Breaux Vineyards located in Loudoun County to the newly opened, Barrel Oak Winery in Fauquier County. I also revisit some oldies but goodies, including Doukénie Winery and Linden Vineyards. Be sure to check back this week for recaps of my visit and the many great wines tasted!
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Thanks for planning a trip to Loudoun County’s wineries.
Please keep us posted about your journal articles so we can tweet them to the followers of our Loudoun wineries Twitter feed: twitter.com/LoudounWineries
Don’t know how soon you’ll be here, but DC’s Wine Country is hosting the Food and Wine Festival July 10-12 – $30/person and 20 of Loudoun’s 22 wineries will be pouring.
Hope you can make it.
Barrel Oak Winery, along with 9 other wineries in the state, will sell new limited edition anniversary wine to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virginia’s state slogan.
The bottles have a special label with the “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan. Be sure to check it out while you’re there.
Here you can see the Barrel Oak Winery bottle and label http://www.virginia.org/pressroom/image.asp?id=307&cat=
Hope you enjoyed your visit to Barrel Oak Winery!
Looking forward to reading your report! I’ve never been to the Northern Virginia wineries even though I live so close to them. I usually wine taste in the Monticello AVA, but should check out the other wineries soon. Perhaps your posts will help me decide.
I had a great time! From the customer service, views, and of course, the wine, Barrel Oak Winery was top notch! I hope to have my review up later this week or early next week. Be sure to check back!
Hi Sarah and thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I can persuade you to visit. Definitely some of the best wines (and views) in Virginia! Cheers!
@LoudounWineries, thanks for stopping by! I always look forward to visiting Loudoun County and jumping on the wine trail. Keep up the great work!
Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meetup, sucks since you were so close!! 🙂
I see here that you did make it out to BOW. Did you ever write up a review?
I most certainly did! Check out, http://theother46.com/2009/07/21/barrel-oak-winery/. Cheers!