Rappahannock County, VA, July 15, 2010 – Five wineries located in Rappahannock County, Virginia, will celebrate the launch of the new “Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock” wine trail at FESTA RAPPAHANNOCK on July 31 and August 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration will take place at Rappahannock Cellars, 14437 Hume Road in Huntly, Virginia. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of the Rapidan
Rappahannock Cellars Rappahannock Cellars — Jul 22, 2010
July 18 - The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association held the Sixth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition July 17 and 18 in Haymarket, Virginia. 110 wineries from eleven Atlantic Seaboard states entered 538 wines in the competition. The Best of Show was awarded to Rosemont of Virginia Winery for their2007 Meritage...
Carl Brandhorst ATLANTIC SEABOARD WINE ASSOCIATION — Jul 18, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE- Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the national 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference will be held in Charlottesville. The conference is expected to bring at least 300 attendees to the area for the 3-day gathering...
Stacey Johnson Office of the Governor — Jul 07, 2010
Charlottesville, VA - The Monticello Wine Trail, the richest wine region in the Old Dominion, announced the results of their 20th annual wine competition. The competition, which is limited to wineries in the appellation, received almost 60 wines from sixteen wineries. The wines were evaluated by a tasting panel that included sommeliers, wholesale wine buyers, retailers and other wine industry professionals...
Neil Williamson The Trellis Group — Jun 14, 2010
RICHMOND — Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Wineries Unlimited trade show will relocate from Pennsylvania to Richmond, Virginia in 2011. Wineries Unlimited is the second largest vineyard and winery conference and tradeshow in North America. It is estimated that the 2011 event will bring over 2,000 visitors and $1.5 million in revenue to Virginia...
Stacey Johnson Office of Governor Bob McDonnell — Apr 28, 2010
For every bottle of Virginia wine sold between now and the end of the school year, the Wine Loft will sponsor a weekend backpack of food for an at risk child. Of critical importance to the CVFB is stopping childhood hunger. Poverty and food insecurity negatively influence the diet and health of many low-income children. Weekend backpacks are delivered to children at risk of hunger in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield schools. The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations...
Karen Batalo The Wine Loft Richmond — Mar 25, 2010
Emily Hodson Pelton the winner of the National Women’s Wine Competition 2007 was invited to the State Department where the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and guest speaker Michelle Obama honored –The Fourth International Women of Courage Awards to ten women from around the world. The award recognizes their courage and leadership as they fight for social justice, human rights and the advancement of women. Deborah Brenner author of Women of the Vine shared the honor of being invited not only to be present at the ceremony but also to pour her Merlot with Emily’s Veritas Viognier 2009. Emily had the honor of meeting both Madame Secretary and the First Lady who affirmed her enjoyment of Emily’s Viognier – high praise indeed.
Andrew Hodson Veritas Vineyards & Winery — Mar 11, 2010
Richmond, Va. (March 1, 2010) The Virginia Wine Marketing Office and the Virginia Tourism Corporation today announced Love By the Glass, the first-ever Virginia Wine Week. Wine lovers will celebrate Virginia Wine Week March 22-28, 2010 at more than 100 participating restaurants and wine shops across the state...
The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Mar 01, 2010
Richmond, Va. - Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains 15 minutes from Charlottesville, a small, family-owned vineyard has achieved what Thomas Jefferson dreamed of at his Monticello vineyards: the production of an award-winning Virginia wine. The King Family Vineyards 2007 Meritage has won the coveted 2010 Virginia Governor's Cup award for red wine. Selected from more than 200 entries representing all of the appellations in the Commonwealth, King Family Vineyards 2007 Meritage is a blend of 56% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 16% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Malbec.
Karen Batalo The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Feb 26, 2010
Leesburg, VA –On January 23, the 2010 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition took place at Lansdowne Resort. This year the Virginia wine industry changed the Governor’s Cup competition from previous years. Only red wines were tasted (medals listed below). The coveted Governor’s Cup will be awarded to one of the Gold medal recipients at the Virginia Wine Expo’s Governor’s Cup Grand Tasting on February 26th, held in Richmond, Virginia.
Annette Boyd The Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office — Feb 09, 2010