Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell hosted the first annual Virginia Wine Summit on October 2 at the Richmond Marriott. The sold-out event brought together domestic and international wine experts and industry leaders to taste Virginia wines and discuss key topics in moving the Virginia wine industry forward.
Office of the Governor — Oct 05, 2012
A testament to the quality and growing prominence of Virginia Wine, the US Treasury Department has designated Middleburg Virginia AVA as the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the Federal Registry.
Karen Batalo Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Sep 25, 2012
A ceremony to commemorate the first two full containers of Virginia Wine exported to China was held on Mon. Aug. 20 at the Winery at La Grange in Haymarket, Va.
Robert Engle — Aug 21, 2012
The Virginia Wine Master’s Awards were distributed to 64 restaurants and wine shops throughout Virginia for 2011. This program highlights the businesses that are taking the localvore movement to the next level, specifically as it regards to their efforts in promoting and selling Virginia wines.
Mary Catherine Searson Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Jul 25, 2012
Virginia Wines continue to share the spotlight on the international stage, this time at the 2012 London International Wine Fair (LIWF), where award-winning wineries from the Central Virginia, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads Regions will be pouring May 22 - 24.
Karen Batalo Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — May 22, 2012
Virginia Wines continue to show well on the international stage, this time at one of the longest running wine competitions in the United States. Barrel Oak, Ingleside, Keswick and North Gate Vineyards all were awarded gold medals, and Barrel Oak, Gray Ghost, Ingleside, Jefferson and Keswick Vineyards were awarded silver medals at the 29th San Diego International Wine Competition held March 10 -11, 2012.
Karen Batalo Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Apr 26, 2012
Office of the Governor — Apr 12, 2012
Governor Bob McDonnell welcomed top wine and travel journalists and industry leaders at a special event March 27 in San Francisco to promote Virginia’s wine, tourism and film industries.
Office of the Governor — Mar 28, 2012
Governor Bob McDonnell, who championed major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition last year that made the event one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the United States, has awarded the 2012 Virginia Governor's Cup to Glen Manor Vineyards 2009 Hodder Hill Meritage.
Office of the Governor — Feb 23, 2012
Economic Impact of Virginia Wine Industry Increases 106% to $747 Million Over Figures from Last Study in 2005.
Jeff Caldwell Office of the Governor — Feb 02, 2012