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Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

While you tour Virginia's battlefields and other historic sites during the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration,
we encourage you to discover something else that's making history in the commonwealth today. Virginia wines.

Actually, Virginia's wine history predates the Civil War by some 240 years, since the government required each male settler at the Jamestown settlement to plant and tend to at least 10 grapevines. Then, in 1807, Thomas Jefferson began cultivating European grapes and has been described as America's “first distinguished viticulturist.”

Cut to contemporary times, where recently Travel + Leisure's Bruce Schoenfeld proclaimed Virginia one of the up-and-coming wine regions (along with the likes of Chile, Italy, Spain and New Zealand) that “should be on the must-visit list of any adventurous wine traveler.”

The Virginia wineries featured in this passport are offering specially labeled wines in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. As you travel about the commonwealth, we encourage you to visit them and sample many of Virginia's fine reds, whites, rosés and more.

Virginia Wineries & Battlefields

While touring Civil War battlefields, stop by any of the participating wineries to purchase specially labeled wines commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

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Then have your passport stamped to create a keepsake of your tour through Virginia's battlefields and wineries.

Winery Winery Battlefield Battlefield
Battle of Berryville Battle of Upperville Battle of Cool Spring Battle of Middleburg Battle of Aldie Battle of Chantilly Battle of Drainsville First and Second Battle of Manassas Battle of Bristoe Station Battle of Buckland Mills Battle of Auburn Aquia Creek First Battle of the IronClads Stratford Hall Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Spotsylvania Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of the Wilderness Battle of Mine Run Battle of Kelly’s Ford Battles of Rappahannock Station Battle of Brandy Station Battle of Thoroughfare Gap The Seven Days Battles Battle of Drewry's Bluff Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Virginia Raid Battle of Walkerton Battle of Cold Harbor Siege of Petersburg Battle of Cedar Mountain Battle of Trevillion Station Battle of Waynesboro Battle of Staunton River Bridge Battle of High Bridge Appomattox Court House Battle of Lynchburg Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Battle of Cove Mountain Toland's Raid Battle of Marrion Battle of Saltville Battle of Ball's Bluff Battle of New Market Battle of Sayler's Creek Battle of Cedar Creek Veramar Vineyard Casanel Vineyard General's Ridge Vineyard James River Cellars Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery Ducard Vineyards Gray Ghost Vineyards Three Fox Vineyards Fox Meadow Winery Winery at La Grange Ingleside Vineyards Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery Woodland Vinery Farm Winery Lake Anna Winery Keswick Vineyards Democracy Vineyards Byrd Cellars Spring Creek Wine Cellar Bright Meadows Farm Tomahawk Mill Winery Westwind Farm Vineyard & Winery MountainRose Vineyard Cave Ridge Vineyards The Winery at Bull Run Rogers Ford Winery Old House Vineyards Horton Vineyards Stinson Vineyards Peaks of Otter

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