Michael Shaps, co-founder and partner of Virginia Wineworks, has bought out his former founding partner Philip Stafford. A new holding company called Michael Shaps Winery Management Group (MSWMG), has been formed to oversee the winery operation and to develop new winery and vineyard projects. MSWMG consists of Michael Shaps as majority partner, Tayloe Dameron of Upper Shirley Vineyards in Charles City, Virginia, Francois Cousin of Brussels, Belgium, and Dean Andrews of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jill Erickson — Oct 14, 2014
In Virginia wine country, there’s a whole vineyard of pleasures to be found...
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Linda Barrett — Aug 06, 2014
Mary Beth Albright Forbes Travel Guide — Mar 31, 2014
Different may be good, but let’s face it: Different can be scary. We like the familiar and dislike the unknown, and that continues to be a challenge for wine drinkers, myself included.
Pete Martin Greenville News — Dec 05, 2013
In the past few years, Virginia wine has really taken off. The state is the fifth largest wine- producing state and is home to more than 200 wineries. Although that number may seem small, when you consider that there were only six in the entire state in 1979, that’s a pretty big jump. To bring added awareness to Virginia’s contribution to the nation’s wine scene, the Virginia Wine Board held the Virginia Wine Summit on Oct. 27 and 28.
Teresa Tobat The Daily Meal — Dec 03, 2013