We are Virginia's favorite winery!

All Our Wines

Our White Wines

Our Red Wines

Our Rose´& Dessert Wines

Bowhaus White

Light gold color, tropical fruit on the nose, balanced acidity, smooth on the palate. Sunshine in a glass! A blend of Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Rkatsiteli, Petit Manseng, and Chardonnay. 1.5% residual sugar.

Notable Awards

Concordance Gold:  2008 Wines of the South – Regional Wine Competition

Earned Awards

1xOur Wines 1Concordance Gold
5xOur Wines 2Gold
9xOur Wines 3Silver
4xOur Wines 4Bronze

Seyval Blanc

100% Estate fruit. Crisp and bright with aroma of fresh cut grass and citrus. Balanced acidity, slight minerality with a crisp finish.

Notable Awards

Concordance Gold:  2011 Wines of the South – Regional Wine Competition
Best in Category:  2011 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition

Earned Awards

1xOur Wines 5Best in Category
1xOur Wines 1Concordance Gold
3xOur Wines 2Gold
4xOur Wines 3Silver
7xOur Wines 4Bronze

Traminette

Aroma of tea rose and wildflowers. Tropical fruit on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel and a fresh finish. 100% Estate fruit chilled overnight then pressed the next day. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Cold stabilized prior to bottling.

Notable Awards

Best in Category:  2010 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Earned Awards

1xOur Wines 5Best in Category
1xOur Wines 2Gold
4xOur Wines 3Silver
6xOur Wines 4Bronze

Rkatsitelli

100% Rkatsitelli. Apricot and vanilla on the nose. Fresh tropical flavors, creamy and a bit spicy on the palate with a clean refreshing finish. De-stemmed and pressed into stainless steel tank. Yeast was chosen to highlight the tropical flavor of the grape. No malolactic fermentation.

Dogwood

Light golden color with perfumed aromas of fruit and flowers. Tropical notes on the palate. Crisp and clean with a bright finish.

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.