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Our Story

Kavelle Bajaj

Kavelle Bajaj, Owner

Nestled in the Piedmont region of Virginia, east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and west of the fall line, sits Barrel Oak Winery. Home to Virginia’s “Most Family Friendly Winery in the World” – Wine Enthusiasts. Since the first vine was planted on our Delaplane farm in 2006, we have remained committed to providing our guests with premium examples of fine Virginia wine making.

The 30-acre vineyard is home to a selection of traditional Vitis Vinifera and American French hybrids. Currently, there are ten varietals growing under vine including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Traminette, and Chambourcin. We also grow Virginia’s premiere native grape Norton.

Acquired by Kavelle and Ken Bajaj in 2022, this local family from Upperville, Virginia is dedicated to furthering Barrel Oak’s longstanding commitment to quality, integrity, and guest experiences. This extends to our community, as being stewards of this land comes with a responsibility to our neighbors and visitors. The tasting room acts as a meeting place to sip the “fruits of our land” and give back to our regions needs by way of philanthropic activities.

As we usher in the next generation of Virginia wine lovers, we remain steadfast in preserving our history and core values.

The votes are in, and we are excited to announce that Barrel Oak Winery & Brewery was named Virginia’s Favorite Winery in the Warrenton Lifestyles Best of Fauquier Contest. We want to thank all the voters and our guests for your continued love and support. It is our immense pleasure to create a wonderful experience and fine wine for you to enjoy, and we are honored to have won the award again this year. 

Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine: Best Winery in Fauquier – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Virginia Wine Lover’s Magazine: Top Three Best Wineries in Northern Virginia –  2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

Virginia Living Magazine: Best Winery in Virginia – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Northern Virginia Magazine: Best Winery – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Washington Post Express: Best Winery in Virginia – 2013, Best Winery 2014, 2017, 2018

Virginia Wine Lover’s Magazine: Best Overall Winery in Virginia – 2013,  2018

The Wine Enthusiast: Most Family Friendly Winery in the World – 2012

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