Dear Whitebarrel Family,
The SARS-CoV2 pandemic has allowed Whitebarrel winery and its affiliated companies to pause and reflect on what our core values are and how we operate our business. In anticipation of reopening, we implemented several changes that reflect who we are and what our winery and farm represents. In these strange times, we will be striving for the safety of our community, our employees and our family.
Reservations and How we operate:
As SARS-CoV-2 continues to spread, and cases in southwest Virginia increase at an unprecedented rate, we have had to make some additional changes to how we operate. Effective July 1st, 2020, we have decided to tighten restrictions again and have removed the option for our regular reservations. We will not allow walk-ins. We will allow our wine club members to reserve a space at the winery. Wine club members are still able to come in and enjoy their wine club benefits. Please call the tasting room at 540-382-7619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you plan to come!
We are also still offering our VIP Cellar tour for small groups to enjoy the farm winery experience, which includes a wine tasting (glass included), charcuterie board, and a tour of our facilities. Please see the bottom of our reservations section for more information and pricing.
The winery is still open to purchase bottles to go like a wine shop.
Our 2020 harvest:
If you are following Vineyard information in Virginia, many vineyards were plagued with early bud break, and late frosts/freezes. We are now predicting that our harvest will be affected by nearly 70%. We will continue to provide TLC to the vineyards and hope that what we an harvest is awesome fruit! We will keep you posted as the season will continue.
Our leased lands:
We are sad to announce there will be some more changes coming to the winery this fall. For the last 14 years we have leased part of our vineyard from our neighbors, the Childress Garden Center. As an additional blow to our business, on top of COVID-19, this year they have chosen to not renew our lease. Two-acres of mature vines will be ripped out and access between the two vineyards will be blocked. Please bear with us while we begin these changes, which we expect to complete by 30 November.
For Everyone’s Safety
- Social and Physical distancing. We still ask that our customers please maintain at least six feet apart and masks are required when inside the tasting room. We are also limiting the number of people inside the building.
- Employees: Our employees will be wearing masks. Our employees will also have posted regular cleaning and disinfecting schedules.
- Money and Transactions: We are still “cash strongly discouraged”. We will offer contactless payments and can even invoice you and have you pay by email.
Whitebarrel creates happiness through our wine. We offer each of our guests an inviting and fun atmosphere where they can relax & reflect, while enjoying our high-quality, affordable, hand-crafted wines, surrounded by the natural beauty of our vineyards and the unsurpassed service of our staff. Whitebarrel is often imitated but never duplicated!
Producers of fine, award-winning Virginia wine, we’re open to the public every day of the week. Whether you want to swing by and browse in our local shop, grab a bite to eat, take a tour of the winery or relax in our gardens with a glass of wine. We’ll always give you a warm Virginia welcome.
Whitebarrel is a leader in quality service, quality wine, and quality farm-to-table food and prides itself in being an example to the Virginia Wine Industry. Events are held throughout the year and offer an exceptional opportunity to experience the Winery in a unique way.
The Wine Club
An exciting club that aims to bring together like-minded wine lovers as well as offering exclusive deals and of course sending you regular deliveries of our award-winning wine.