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Since the first vine was planted on the Delaplane farmstead in 2006, Sharon and Brian Roeder have remained committed to providing their customers with premium examples of fine Virginia winemaking. The 22-acre vineyard is home to a selection of traditional vinifera and American and French hybrids. Wine varietals include: Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Traminette and Chambourcin.
Their dedication to utmost quality has not been un-noticed by national and international wine judges. Barrel Oak Winery boasts a growing record of awards and accolades for their hand-crafted vintages. Notable winners include the winery’s Petit Verdot, Norton, Viognier and Cabernet Franc. In the fall of 2010, winemakers Sharon Roeder and Rick Tagg were honored by the news that their 2008 Petit Verdot had taken top prize at the State Fair of Virginia. What’s more, the wine made a splash on the West Coast, taking gold at the San Fransisco International Wine Competition, and a silver medal at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
Barrel Oak Winery’s production continues to expand with the introduction of the winery’s first subscription club. Participants in the BOWbyMail wine club will have wines delivered to their homes via UPS in states that allow such deliveries. The featured wines will include small-lot and experimental varietals. It started as a pet project of Sharon Roeder and Rick Tagg, who were intrigued by the winemaking possibilities posed by lesser known varietals like Mourvedre, a Provençal grape, and Rkatsiteli, a grape from Baltic Georgia. The club will also feature library wines from BOW’s cellar, as well as wine from a featured Virginia winery in each shipment.