Representing at the Fauquier County Tournante!

What a wonderful weekend celebrating wine growing in Fauquier County. Over 250 years ago, Sir Francis Fauquier successfully cultivated a vineyard of European vines in Virginia. We were so excited to be apart of this unique event – which included a flag ceremony, pig roast & wine tastings. If you missed it this year, plan to join us next year! 

 

February will be a busy month! We will be joining winemakers across Fauquier County at the Annual Fauquier Tournante on February 4th. We will be offering a Library Cellar Tasting this month by popular demand on the 5th. Plan to celebrate your loved one with us at our Valentine’s event on the 11th or treat your loved one to a unique Cabernet Franc Vertical tasting on the 12th. No month would be the same without our Live Music Sundays February 19th, where you & your friends can take in the Virginia Wine Country from our covered patio while enjoying a live band & great wine! Chateau O’Brien will be participating in the Fauquier County wine competition on the 26th. And finally, we have an unique event called United by Wine – a wine comparison of our wines with another country on the 26th.

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

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Issue 20 | February 2017

Win a Bottle of Wine!

It’s really simple to play. Bring in your Chateau O’Brien wine bags to one of our tasting room bars to enter. The person who brings in the most bags by the end of January will be the winner! So, gather up those bags and get them to us as soon as possible!

* Winner will be announced on facebook the last day in February. No purchase necessary to enter. Do not have to be present to win.*

 

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Happy New Year! We invite you to start the New Year at one of our January events. We have our Biannual Library Cellar Wine Tasting on January 8th & our rare Tannat Vertical Wine Tasting on January 21st. And of course, we have our Live Music Sundays January 15th, where you & your friends can take in the Virginia Wine Country from our covered patio while enjoying a live band & great wine! And finally, we have an unique new event this year called, Vintunes®, on January 28th.

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

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Issue 19 | January 2017

The Holidays are right around the corner. Kick off the season at our Holiday Open House & Toy Drive on December 3rd. We will have live music, delicious chocolate tastings & a special 25% off Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates. In addition, bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots & receive a free classic wine tasting! On December 18th, slow down and enjoy the season at our Live Music Sundays, where you & your friends can take in the Virginia Wine Country from our covered patio while enjoying a live band & great wine!

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

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Issue 18 | December 2016

Congratulations, Phylis & Ted Seely!

 

Congratulations to Phylis & Ted Seely, our Virginia Wine Month Winners! If you remember, October is Virginia Wine Month. To celebrate, those that bought a case of wine during the month of October were entered to have a chance to win a 1 week stay at Chateau O’Brien’s OBX home.

 

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Chateau O’Brien is celebrating 10 years!

10 years ago, I put up the Chateau O’Brien sign and walked thru these doors not knowing what journey I may encounter! It has been a memorable experience! Each and every day is so different! I can only remember the happiest of moments – the love and laughter! Even me yelling to shut the front door over the years!

My winery has taught me some of the most valuable lessons of my life! It has groomed me to live in the moment!

I thank God!

To all my loyal clients over the years, thank you from the bottom of my heart. All of you have made this possible! You are my fuel to keep challenging myself and Chateau O’Brien! I have so many wonderful friends that the winery allowed me to meet over these years!

To all of my current staff and past staff thank you for all your dedication! Thanks Pascal! Thanks Franck LeBouche!  To the Stribling Family from Stribling Orchard, thank you for being my neighbors and allowing me to use your apples to make the best Apple Wine in the world! Thank you as well the Green Family from Heartlands! Jim Harpster is the best handyman I know and a great friend that has seen a lot of changes over the years at the winery and with me as well!

To my daughter, April, Buddy, Judy, mom & dad, my sisters, my close friends (you know who are) thank you for supporting me thru the good and challenging times!

I am looking forward to another 10 years with all of you!

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We are turning 10 years old this November & to celebrate, we are throwing a party & offering an exclusive 20% off discount at the event. Other exciting events this month include a Re-release of Buddy’s Red Wine & Wag – where all dogs are welcome for just this one day, An Irish Stew Weekend, an exclusive Apple Ice Wine Release & Tasting & a Pies & Wine Tasting – a Thanksgiving Preview. Of course, don’t forget to join us for Live Music Sundays, where you & your friends can take in the Virginia Wine Country from our covered patio while enjoying a live band & great wine!

We 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 17 | November 2016