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BOW Satellite Tasting Room in Middleburg features Barrel Oak, Carter and Rappahannock Cellars

As of May 21st 2011, Barrel Oak Winery of Delaplane, Virginia, has a second tasting location in downtown Middleburg, VA.  The winery reports that a  private opening celebration for the Middleburg Business Community, the press and friends of BOW was held Friday, May 20th.

According to the winery’s press release, the Middleburg tasting menu features a selection from BOW, Rappahannock Cellars, and Phillip Carter Winery.  Wines will be for sale by the glass and bottle on premises and for take-away.  The tasting room can accommodate 40 visitors with seating for 20.  As is the case at the original winery, live music will generally be featured Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

The first fine art gallery exhibition features the oil paintings by nationally recognized artist Armand Cabrera.

Barrel Oak Middleburg Tasting Room & Fine Art Gallery is located at 8 East Washington Street, Middleburg, Virginia 20117. Phone 540-687-6111 Open Wednesday & Thursday:  12 – 7, Friday & Saturday: 12 – 8:30 and Sunday: 12 – 7. Open Holiday Mondays:  12 -  7.

We wish them the best of luck!






About the Roeders and Barrel Oak Winery:

Sharon & Brian Roeder are the husband and wife owners and founders of Barrel Oak Winery LLC (BOW) in Delaplane, VA.  BOW is a destination winery and the most successful start-up winery in Virginia; open for just over two years, this business is capitalized at $3.7M with gross receipts of $3M.  BOW moved solidly into profitability in May of 2010 during its 24th month of operation. The industry average is eight years to profitability.

BOW has 10 acres under vine and produces over 8000 cases of wine annually.  The winery serves as a community resource and has raised over $125,000 for local charities.  Their wines have won international and local medals and recognition and numerous articles have been written about their business success, green construction and operating practices, winemaking prowess and love of dogs.  They are known for their innovation: they were the first winery in Virginia to introduce regular weekend operating hours to 9pm, a regularly scheduled food vendor cart, the unrestricted welcome of families dogs and children, and split pricing for on and off site sales.  BOW employs over 35 full and part time people serving over 125,000 customers annually. Sharon makes the wine and Brian makes certain that the wheels don’t come off…they also each give frequent tours of the winery.  As Brian likes to say, “It all starts with excellence in the glass and then we try to equal it in every other aspect of your experience.”

Brian is originally from Santa Cruz, CA and has a 27-year background in construction and housing development, organizational development, business and non-profit management, sales, promotions, restaurant operations, and executive facilitation.  Sharon is originally from the Philadelphia area and was a Senior Consultant with Commonwealth Consulting in Rosslyn before deciding to become a wine maker in 2005.  Brian and Sharon are also the owners of Hallmark Development Partners LLC, (HDP) the firm that designed and built Barrel Oak Winery.  HDP recently acquired Oak Hill: the estate of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.  Over the next several years the Roeders will be restoring this very significant historic property and reopening it to the public for living history and special event functions.

Brian and Sharon met at Georgetown University where they each earned master’s degrees in international affairs.  Both have lived abroad.  Brian is an Alumnus of the Coro Foundation Fellowship in Public Affairs and is past president of the Coro National Alumni Association.  Sharon is a Fulbright Alumna who taught ESL to German Adults immediately after Reunification.  Sharon is an avid bicyclist and Brian is active in local leadership issues.

The Roeders live in Delaplane Virginia where they love to watch sunsets from their patio and make time to play with their two golden retrievers, “Justice S’Notworth the Trouble”, and “Barley Worth-all the Trouble”, a.k.a. Justice and Barley as well as their rescue American Bulldog, “Peanut”.