The Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Alice, The Human Male, and I went to the Barrel Oak Winery. It's located in Delaplane, Virginia, about 55 miles outside of DC. I'd originally heard about BOW a year or so ago from a Kissable Canine newsletter about dog-friendly places around the area. More recently, I'd heard about rescue fundraising events being held there. After finding out they were having an island-themed celebration, we decided it was time to check it out.
It was so much fun. There were dogs everywhere-- in photos in the bathroom, playing all over the lawn, sitting at the tasting bar, even sitting on a stool inside.
Alice wore her finest lei to the party.
We tried some samples of the wine, which were unbelievably fantastic-- I highly recommend the Seyval Blanc and Traminette. The Human Male and I ordered some wine, sangria, and some snacks, then went and sat on the lawn to admire the view.
All around, Barrel Oak is a wonderful, wonderful place. It was dog-friendly, kid-friendly, family-friendly, person who could use a glass of wine and escape from life for a couple hours-friendly. I'm so excited to go back!