“Create a work force development program to train candidates for entry level wine production and/or vineyard jobs” The successful proposal will develop a curriculum and train students utilizing existing industry talent including local vineyard owners/operators, winemakers, consultants, and others qualified to teach and train the necessary skills. This is a “hands on” class that will involve on site teaching/work at area vineyards and wineries during the time just prior to harvest until post-harvest. The proposal should include certificate to students who complete the training.
The Virginia Wine Board is seeking qualified applicants to submit a proposal to: Provide enology extension services to Virginia wineries The qualified candidate will possess strong knowledge of all phases of winemaking, including but not limited to, fermentation kinetics, wine microbiology, wine chemistry, wine stability, sanitation, cellar safety and food safety. This position requires extensive travel within the state, including some overnight travel. In addition to visiting wineries, the applicant will conduct 4 regional wine making workshops (1 per quarter) in different areas within the state to provide wine making education and address wine making issues, as identified by winemakers. There are no research requirements, but a quarterly report will be due to the Wine Board 1 week prior to Board meetings and be available to attend Wine Board meetings if needed.
FY15 Research Report: Evaluation of Powdery Mildew Quinoxyfen Resistance and Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to FungicidesFile size: 105 KB Last updated: October 20, 2015
Revised per VA Wine Board meeting dated 9/2/15
The Virginia Wine Marketing Fund is sponsored by the Virginia Wine Board. This program supports Virginia wineries in promoting their products in the market, both retail and trade markets. The financial support offering in this program will: • Provide “seed funds” for new initiatives to promote Virginia wines • Foster partnerships among Virginia wineries to achieve similar marketing goals • Promote Virginia wine both in Virginia, regional, national and or international markets
"Wine Country Confidential" by Stirling Kelso. Money Magazine, October 2013
Food & Wine (Circulation: 957,854). Written by Steven Grubbs, this article, titled “A Road Trip into the Heart of the American Terroir” features Atlantan sommelier Bobby Fischer’s journey through Southern wineries in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Several Virginia wineries are featured in this story including Foggy Ridge Cider, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Early Mountain and Ankida Ridge Vineyards.
Virginia Wine Marketing Fund initiative is intended to foster the growth of Virginia wine products in the market, both retail and trade.
Calling all photographers! It's that time of year again when we start the design process for the annual Virginia Winery Guide. We are inviting friends of Virginia wines to be a part of the process...
This survey will assess the overall direct and indirect impact that wine and grapes have on the overall Virginia economy. This information in turn will likely be used to help generate additional funds for the industry’s continued marketing and development efforts. All submission are anonymous.
The Virginia Wine Marketing Fund is funded by the Virginia Wine Board. This program supports Virginia wineries in promoting their products in the market, both retail and trade markets. Deadline for 2012 applications is June 18, 2011.
Excel spreadsheet detailing various national and international wine competitions...
On Thursday, July 14th - we are hosting a Virtual Tasting of Virginia Viogniers from 7-9pm EST on Twitter. Please tune and participate. Use the hashtag: #VaWine