Expedia plugs Chateau O’Brien

 

“They say Virginia is for lovers, and it’s true—lovers of wine. Although small, Virginia has the fifth highest quantity of wineries in the 50 states, and smaller wine producers are leading the way. The northern portion of the Old Dominion State is not as well-known as the long-established Williamsburg area, but it’s one of the more buzzed about up and coming U.S. wine regions. DINKtravelers—a resource for discerning travelers—claims wine tasting is the best thing to do in Northern Virginia, and we’re not gonna argue with that. Now’s the time to visit and get in on the crushing room floor.” – Kohleun Adamson

Check out the story here! 

 

Riedel Wine Glass Tasting Event

What a fantastic wine tasting!

“Howard,  We wanted to thank you for today’s event.  I’ve favored white wine over red for a good twenty years.  But today, I see how much difference the right glass really makes in how the reds taste. Amazing. I am very happy we came.”  

Check out our photos from the event.

We have some exciting events this month. On May 2nd, will be celebrating Irish Heritage Day at the Nationals Stadium as a sponsor – buy your tickets today. We are thrilled to introduce a new event this month & we think you’ll be ‘dying’ to go. On May 6th, dress to kill in the Roaring 20s & enjoy a murder mystery dinner & show at Chateau O’Brien. Tickets are going fast. We will be offering bottling event wine tasting on May 7th. On May 20th, join us at the Front Royal Wine Festival.And lastly, Live Music Sundays will be on May 21st, where you & your friends can enjoy live music & great wine! This month, Casey Klein joins us. Hope to see you at one of our events. If you are a music lover check out The Box Tiger Music site, I also recommend checking http://musicalinstrumentsexpert.com/ you will definitely find this site very interesting.

Find details in our newsletter, Behind the Vines, or under the events section on our website.

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Issue 23 | May 2017

Celebrate Virginia Vineyard Month with us at one of our many events – we saved you a seat! On April 2nd, we have a Special Production & Barrel Room Tasting. Join us for The Rites of Spring Wine Festival April 8th & 9th. Tickets can be bought at www.theritesofspring.com. We have a rare Petit Verdot Vertical Tasting Years 2009 – 2012 on April 15th. We also have two exquisite wine dinners this month. Chef Wayne Halleran from Epic Smokehouse will be offering a 5-course dinner with wines hand selected by Howard O’Brien on April 22nd. Our second delicious wine dinner will be at Il Fornaio Reston with Chef Roberto Gerbino & Howard O’Brien on April 27th. This month our Live Music Sundays will be on the weekend after Easter on April 23rd, where you & your friends can enjoy live music & great wine, I recommend to get amazonbasics speaker so that you can listen to your music as loud as you want! This month, Laurence McKenna joins us. Hope to see you at one of our events.

Find details in our newsletter, Behind the Vines, or under the events section on our website.

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Issue 22 | April 2017

We’ve got great news! Chateau O’Brien brought home four ‘Best of’ Trophies among the best of Virginia’s wineries at the The Third Annual Fauquier County Wine Tasting & Competition on Saturday! We won Best of Show by Professional Judges, Best of Show by General Public, Best Red Wine by Judges and Best Red by General Public!

We’ve also got great things planned for the month of March! We are honored to be participating for the fourth time in The Toast to Our Troops at Arlington National Cemetery on March 9th. Join us for our biggest event of the year, where everyone is Irish on March 11th for a St. Patrick’s Event. We are introducing a new event this month, Irish Chutney & Wine Pairing on March 18th; along with a Cancer Charity event on the same day. No month would be the same without our Live Music Sundays March 19th, where you & your friends can take in the Virginia Wine Country from our covered patio while enjoying live music & great wine! This month, Julia Kasdorf joins us. Hope to see you at one of our events.

Find details in our newsletter, Behind the Vines, or under the events section on our website.

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Issue 21 | March 2017

We’re honored to take home four trophies!

Chateau O’Brien won four trophies among the best of Virginia’s wineries at the The Third Annual Fauquier County Wine Tasting & Competition today! 

Best of Show by Professional Judges! Best of Show by General Public! Best Red Wine by Judges! Best Red by General Public! 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put this great event on your radar for next year!

Check out our flyer for the event.

 

 

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Some of the best of Virginia’s wineries will be at the third annual Fauquier County Wine Tasting & Competition on February 25th is going to be a blast! Come out and support Chateau O’Brien! Here’s what you do:

1. Choose a tasting shift.

2. Buy your tickets: https://goo.gl/8qadRV

3. Taste, cast your vote, & stock up on your favorite local wines!

Did we mention that the Elizabeth Lawrence Band and Leon Rector will be playing live music all day, and Airlie’s talented chefs will be serving a five-course dinner with wine pairings starting at 7pm? Make your reservation with your ticket purchase!  Take advantage of Airlie’s discounted room rate and stay overnight!

Check out our flyer for the event.