Bryan Gauthier has been in the wine and hospitality fields since 1990. Mr. Gauthier started his career in a small retail shop in Northern Virginia and worked his way up to assistant manager before overseeing the construction and opening of the chains second location and being its first general manager. He then left to manage a retail wine, beer and spirits shop in Northwest Washington DC. The store not only was a retail operation but also an importation company and distributor in the United States. Mr. Gauthier was the general manager for several years before moving on to the highly competitive steakhouse industry for 9 years, first as a wine manager and eventually becoming an Operating Partner of his own location. He has taught numerous wine classes and hosted and created over 50 wine dinners.
In 2010, Mr. Gauthier felt the need to strike out on his own and go back to his roots in the wine industry of a small retail shop in Northern Virginia. After 6 months of researching and searching for a location Mr. Gauthier settled on Oakton Virginia to open his first shop. Mr. Gauthier oversees the day to day operation of the shop and he along with his staff hand select all of the wines, beers and food items carried in the shop.
Jeff joined OWS in May 2011 when the shop first opened. Jeff's interest in wines focus on European wines and in particular he is drawn towards wines from Italy, Spain and Austria. In addition to Jeff's love for wines he also has a passion for sail boats, and cars.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Lauren started out in Virginia Wine Country in 2007, working at a few of the local wineries and learning about the wine making process. Her events and marketing career took her through the telecom and higher-ed software industry but she still spent her weekends working with wine. Lauren joined us in April of this year.
Her passions include horseback riding, hiking and cooking delicious meals.
The Man, The Myth, the Legend
Formerly of Honor Wine and Brewing David has joined the team at OWS&B. He has exceptional experience in both wine and beer and his knowledge of both is fantastic. David has a passion for giving back to those who give the most. He is working on a new project called "One Family Brewing" which should be launching in 2019/2020. "One Family Brewing" seeks to help families in need. You may remember when we collected donation for the hurricane relief in NC, well David was a driving force behind the donations and making sure that those most in need got the supplies they needed most.