Two Virginia wineries walked away with prestigious medals at the second annual Winemaker Challenge in San Diego, CA last month. Both Jefferson Vineyards, located in Charlottesville, VA and Barboursville Vineyards, located in Barboursville, VA each received a silver and gold medals for their wines.
Mary Catherine Searson — Feb 16, 2011
Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell will present the Grower of the Year Award at the annual Winter Technical Meeting of the Virginia Vineyards Association, February 18th, in Charlottesville.
Bill Tonkins — Feb 14, 2011
Editor Laura A. Rydin of Virginia Wine Gazette is pleased to announce several exciting changes to the Commonwealth’s long-established quarterly publication devoted to the wines of Virginia.
Mary Ann Dancisin — Jan 14, 2011
Cooper Vineyards, located in Louisa, VA is in the process of becoming LEED Platinum certified, making them the first winery in that category on the East Coast and the second in the country.
Mary Catherine Searson Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Jan 04, 2011
Virginia Wineworks, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is now packaging its Wineworks brand in easy to use, recyclable three-liter boxes. This new and efficient method of packaging is environmentally friendly, eliminating the large and frequent truckloads needed to transport bottles.
Claire Wilson Virginia Wineworks — Dec 23, 2010
Just an hour outside Washington, DC, noise and congestion give way to rolling hills, horse farms and grape vines. It is here in Virginia, and at Sunset Hills Vineyard in particular, that green scenery and green technology make the perfect pair. Sunset Hills Vineyard is in the process of installing 154 solar panels on the south-facing roofs of their case storage and tasting room barns that will supply all of the winery’s electrical needs. With a 35 kilowatt rating, this solar installation is the largest on record for Loudoun County.
Mike Canney Sunset Hills Vineyard — Nov 04, 2010
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $3.8 million to researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech to lead a multistate effort to further improve grape and wine quality in the eastern United States.
Tony Wolf — Oct 27, 2010
Visit Loudoun announced today that Loudoun County has been chosen as the host site for the new Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon to be held on June 4, 2011. The Wine Country Half Marathon series consists of “boutique” destination running races held in scenic wine regions, complimented by wine, food and entertainment driven activities.
Jeremy Harvey Visit Loudoun — Oct 06, 2010
Richmond, Va. - Aged in first and second year French oak for nine months Sur Lie, Paradise Springs 2009 Chardonnay has won the coveted 2010 Governor's Cup for White Wine. This, in the winery's first year of operation.
“Paradise Springs winning this award is a great example of what can be accomplished when we all work together as industry. Many talented minds with great vision and execution worked hard to reach this pinnacle. After everything we have been through to open Paradise Springs, receiving this recognition is a great reward. We will carry the Governor's Cup with honor as we look forward to the many great years ahead. The future of Virginia wine is bright," said Paradise Springs co-founder Kirk Wiles...
Karen Batalo The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Sep 30, 2010
Vintage: The Winemaker’s Year, a feature length documentary exploring the rapid growth of the wine industry in Virginia, will premiere on public television stations across Virginia and the nation in October 2010 in coordination with Virginia Wine Month. The film is distributed by American Public Television. WCVE Richmond PBS is the presenting station...
Annette Boyd The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Sep 22, 2010