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All Our Wines

Our White Wines

Our Red Wines

Our Rose´& Dessert Wines

Petit Manseng

100% Estate fruit from BOW vineyards. Fermented in stainless steel, aged in neutral oak and one acacia barrel. Stone fruit on the nose and palate, with a crisp, clean finish.

Earned Awards

2xOur Wines 1Gold
6xOur Wines 2Silver
5xOur Wines 3Bronze

Viognier

Lovely straw color with aroma of pears and apricots. 100% Viognier. Fruity and smooth on the mid palate with a bright balanced acidity and pleasant finish. Fermented in stainless steel and a small amount of neutral oak then aged in neutral oak.

Notable Awards

Double Gold/Platinum:  2011 Commercial Wine Competition – American Wine Society

Earned Awards

1xOur Wines 4Double Gold/Platinum
2xOur Wines 1Gold
12xOur Wines 2Silver
8xOur Wines 3Bronze

Chardonnay Reserve (Stainless)

Light gold color with aroma of stone fruit, pear and peach. Smooth and crisp. Stainless steel fermentation, aged in neutral oak. No malolactic fermentation was allowed.

Notable Awards

Double Gold/Platinum:  2012 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition

Earned Awards

1xOur Wines 4Double Gold/Platinum
5xOur Wines 1Gold
17xOur Wines 2Silver
12xOur Wines 3Bronze

Barrel Chardonnay

Light gold color with aroma of stone fruit. Creamy and smooth on the palate with a lingering warm finish. 100% Chardonnay. Fermented with new French barrels. Secondary malolatic fermentation was completed. Aged over six months.

Earned Awards

3xOur Wines 1Gold
13xOur Wines 2Silver
4xOur Wines 3Bronze

Albarino

100% Albarino. Light golden color, highly aromatic with higher acidity, full body and a smooth finish. Juice was moved immediately to a stainless steel tank with yeast selected to highlight the aromatics of the fruit. Cool fermentation was long, about four weeks. Malolactic fermentation was not allowed.

Our Vintners

Sharon Roeder

Sharon Roeder

Vintner

It was Sharon Roeder’s dream to grow grapes and to make wine that gave birth to Barrel Oak. Her background was in international affairs with a Master’s degree from Georgetown.  But the path sent her in a surprising direction and she realized that she wanted out of the rat race.  Once the decision was made she began interning in 2006 at the surrounding Fauquier wineries as a cellar rat, reading the literature, and taking local classes.  In 2007 she assisted with producing Barrel Oak’s first vintage and in 2008 she manged her first harvest and vintage.  In the years since she has never looked back, producing over 100 gold medal wines and living her dream to the fullest.

Shai Van Gelder

Shai Van Gelder

Vintner

Shai was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he spent most of his youth backpacking, fishing, snowboarding, and surfing- anything that gave him the opportunity to commune with Mother Nature. After high school, he enlisted in the Israel Defense Force where he served as a sniper in the Nachal Infantry Brigade’s 50th airborne division. During weeks of active combat in Lebanon, he had only one single dream. That vivid dream, in which he was a winegrower, winemaker, and vineyard owner, changed his outlook on life and inspired him to begin working toward his identified purpose- growing and creating exceptional wine. Upon completion of his military service, Shai returned to California in 2008 and started his first job in the wine industry- organically farming eight acres of Chardonnay and Syrah, completely by hand. He soon began his Enology and Viticulture studies at CSU Fresno, where he was a full-time student by day and vineyard worker by night. By graduation, Shai had gained hands-on experience with grapes from all over California including Fresno, Hollister Hills, Madera, Mendocino, Monterrey, Napa Valley, Paso Robles, San Louis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Sierra Foothills, and Sonoma. After graduating, he worked in wineries in Santa Barbara and Santa Rita Hills before bringing his California wine expertise to Virginia in 2015.

Shai started with us in August 2016 and has proven to be a great fit for the BOW team. His passion for scientific experimentation has lead to Barrel Oak being a pioneer of modern technologies including being the first Virginia winery to implement AgroThermal technology. He also utilizes organic and sustainable practices in vineyard management (including oyster shells recycled from BOW’s own vendor!) to increase the quality of the estate fruit. In his relentless pursuit of wine growing excellence, each year our wines enter national and international competitions, continuing to build on the name BOW has created for itself as a producer of award winning wines. During your visits to BOW, you may see Shai driving a tractor, working in the cellar, talking to guests at the tasting bar, or walking his dogs, Zombi and Cooper, around the vineyard.

In his spare time, Shai enjoys participating in fundraising/charity motorcycle rides, taking trips around the United States, visiting family abroad, exploring Virginia scenery, recreational shooting sports, camping, turkey hunting, bass fishing, reading the latest ASEV scholarly article, researching “the next experiment”, cheering on the San Jose Sharks (and sometimes the Caps), and spending time with his wife Ashley and their fur babies.