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“Great Atmosphere and Wine!!!”
Review of Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Delaplane
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We invite you to relax and discover our destination winery, voted "Virginia's Favorite Winery." BOW is a special place where award-winning, handcrafted Virginia wine pairs beautifully with friends and family. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying live music and sweeping historic vistas. Catch the sunset from our inviting stone patio. Find fun in exploration, relaxation and conversation. Our family and dog-friendly environment is the perfect backdrop for a truly memorable day.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I were getting out for some wine tasting and have been told for years to get out to Barrel Oak Winery. When we showed up, there were so many people there but it didn't feel crowded. And everyone had a dog, which was fantastic because there were all well behaved and relaxing. We liked the variety of wines that Barrel Oak offered and found that we liked most of their wines. The only reason that I didn't give a 5 rating was because the gentleman that was doing our tasting didn't have much of a personality... not sure if he thought he was too good for the job or genuinely didn't care about the job, but it did bother me some. We each still got a glass of wine and cheese plate, then went outside to enjoy the view and atmosphere.

Thank foobear4
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

A bit far out from DC, but a lovely spot on the top of a hill. Usually music outside on the weekends. Usually pizza or BBQ being sold. Good food, good wine and my dog is welcome. This is my kind of place! Beautiful views!!!

Thank majiksea
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stopped in with a friend while visiting several wineries.

First off, from the moment you arrive you realize that you are going to have fun. Everyone has their dogs, and it seems that the happy dog style personality has won out...people were nice and super friendly.

We enjoyed a great tasting, consisting of 11 wines. While I wasn't super impressed with any of the wines, they were all decent and some were quite nice. The real pleasure was sitting out on the hillside at one of the many picnic tables and enjoying some bread and cheese that we had brought with us. It was a great setting, and great people (and dog) watching as we sat out and enjoyed the afternoon.

This was an unpretentious winery, a place you could bring friends and fido, and not feel out of place at all.

1  Thank climberchica
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have been to BOW three times now. Every time I have gone I have not enjoyed the wine. There are several other wineries in the area that have much better wine. What's even worse than the wine is the service. The employees are very rude and so is the owner. I also got there at 4:30 when their website states they close at 6. They were closing at 5 for a private party and were not doing tastings. They were very short and rude. Even though the view is beautiful, if you are looking for good wins and pleasant people go to any of the surrounding vineyards.

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Barrel Oak was a very enjoyable cap on a recent trip to the area. They have a respectable selection with two six-wine tasting flights, or they can be combined. They don't separate the flights by color, but by sweet/light vs dry/deep, which is nice. They have a nice view of the Blue Ridge mountains from their large porch with multiple fire pits, or there are tables inside.

One important note is that it is *very* dog friendly, so anyone with allergies or who is otherwise adverse to dogs may want to find a different winery to visit.

Thank CvilleHut
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