Sunday, February 25, 2018
Return to Barrel Oak
We Wine, Rain or Shine. Yesterday, "Wine Saturday," was a rainy day but that didn't stop the Wine Team from visiting one of Northern Virginia's most popular wineries, "Barrel Oak." This is actually a dog show masquerading as a winery, as the theme of the place is canine and the management encourages the patrons to bring their (well-behaved) dogs with them. It was delightful to see so many breeds of pooch and the creatures were friendly. I have not been to this place in years and it has grown remarkably, with new rooms, event areas, and tasting areas. They also have a brewery now so you can choose your booze. It was crowded in the main area but we were able to find a place upstairs to sip wine and munch cheese. I drew this monochrome drawing of the hand-cut structural woodwork and the wine-lovers next to us.
Sepia brown tech pen on sketchbook page, about 5" x 8", February 24, 2018. Click for a larger view.