Today Brian is on a trip, a hunting trip. A hunting trip for grapes. He asked me, his faithful companion  and sometime author, Birch, to write this weeks newsletter. Of course I said yes because I understand the importance of Brian spending time in the countryside exploring the beauty of nature, you never know what he might find!And Now This From Birch 1

Thank you to all our wonderful customers old and new for making our fifth anniversary last weekend such a big success! My tail was wagging the whole time. It was such fun to see everyone at Barrel Oak and my friends the alpacas told me that they loved meeting some of you at the Oak Hill estate. I also heard from a bird flying by that the Middleburg tasting room was rocking with customers celebrating the second anniversary of that location. I know everyone at BOW feels lucky to have you all as our friends and are looking forward to your next visit for a tasting, a glass or bottle of wine. Make sure you bring a picnic and pack a little extra for me!

WOOF! WOOF! I want everyone to know the BOW staff really rocks! Not only do they make sure they open the door for me whenever I want but Brian told me that Barrel Oak Winery has been named Best of Fauquier County from Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, Best of Northern Virginia from Northern Virginia Magazine and Best of Virginia from Virginia Living Magazine. What a thrill!