Who We Are
Virago Spirits is all about character. Inspired by the Virago, a heroic woman of great strength, courage, determination, and vision, we work to infuse those very characteristics - the spirit of Virago - into everything we do and all that we make. Whether to pursue the impossible or celebrate life's victories, Virago Spirits promotes strength of character and honors those who personify the Spirit of Virago.
Richmond’s adoration for food and beverage drives Vicki Haneberg to bring that same passion and hospitality to Virago Spirits. Following college and graduate school, Vicki has worked for both a non-profit and a Fortune 500. Through her career in human resources and as an active mom of three teenagers, she knows how to get things done. Vicki rallies the team and manages Virago’s tasting room, events, and community outreach.
Spirits are a sign of hospitality and Brad Haneberg has seen this firsthand across the globe. Traveling from Richmond to Beijing for his law practice, he’s experienced the fellowship that comes with sharing food, drink, and conversation with a new friend. It’s a moment to slow down in a busy world and appreciate the company around you. Today, Brad blends his legal career with a passion for distilling to guide Virago Spirits on its path forward.
Food and spirits foster memories and have the power to bring people together in the enjoyment of life. Barry Haneberg hopes to create that same experience for those who imbibe in Virago Spirits. After a career in investment banking in both Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany, he began conducting research in Berlin as he worked towards a PhD in history. He currently balances playing dad to twin girls and managing distilling operations at Virago.