Entire cast of Real Housewives of DC at Hume, VA winery

Warren County, VA couple to star in next season of hit NBC/Bravo series

By Dan McDermott
The Sherando Times

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The Sherando Times has learned that Michaele and Tareq Salahi of Oasis Winery in Hume, VA are slated to star in the upcoming Real Housewives of DC, the latest installment of a reality series that has developed a cult following on the NBC Universal-owned Bravo cable network.

Mrs. Salahi and a camera crew have been spotted in Frederick County.

Participants are tight-lipped about the show. One producer referred to “whatever show may or may not be being taped here.”

Tension was high for a period as Tareq and his mother, Corinne Salahi, had disagreed over whether the crew had the right to be present on the property. The two have been in a long-running dispute over control of the award winning winery that has since fallen into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office was called during a taping visit the previous weekend.

Begun in 2006 as Real Housewives of Orange County, the show follows the frolicking and friction of a set of housewives and their husbands. It is produced by Bethesda, MD based Half Yard Productions.

Half Yard’s web site describes the show as following “Washington’s A-list housewives. They not only rub elbows with the world’s movers and shakers, they’re among the nation’s most influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders. Comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high couture, they’re the talk of our most powerful town.”

Michaele is a former model and she and her husband founded America’s Polo Cup.

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[This story will appear in tomorrow’s edition of The Sherando Times.]

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  1. […] your first look at the D.C. "Real Housewives" […]

  2. I think its fascinating that Michaele will be part of the new “DC Housewives” Reality Show. With a husband who owns about 100 acres of winery and a crowd that applauds him and discusses biological warfare at the same time..

    All while he gives back to the palestinians as a member of the board at the ATFP. (www.americantaskforce.org)
    He should be the appointed the new “wine czar”. Political POLO anyone?

  3. Corinne Salahi is a nice woman and a class act. It’s too bad what her son is putting her through. Sad.

  4. I love OASIS WINERY, the wines, the family… You have support out here praying for you to hold it together and keep it going.


    Tereena & Aaron

  5. […] to “rub elbows with the world’s movers and shakers” and be featured as one of the “nation’s most influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and phi… in the coming seasons. That there are freelance celebrity entrepreneurs is hardly surprising in […]

  6. […] each other, and this has never been more evident than when their aspirations to be on Bravo’s Real Housewives on D.C. first made the gossip columns. They both enjoy the limelight and know how to use their public […]

  7. […] Neither was there any sign of a camera crew from the Bravo Network TV show Real Housewives of D.C., which as Warren County Report first reported tapped Mrs. Salahi and her husband for roles in the upcoming …. […]

  8. […] not clear whether the Salahis, who have been tapped to appear on the Bravo channel reality show “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” were trying to enter the Obamas’ second state dinner, […]

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