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Virginia Vineyards Association

About the Virginia Vineyards Association 

The Virginia Vineyards Association began in 1979 as a joint effort among Virginia viticulturists, wineries and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to oversee and promote the following areas of mutual interest. 
  • The viticultural interests of Virginia 
  • Growth of commercial grape growing as a major component of Virginia agriculture 
  • Cultivation of all species of grapes 
  • Public recognition of products made from Virginia grapes 
  • Establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with local, state and federal government agencies 
  • Free exchange of information and ideas with professional and amateur enthusiasts 

Board of Directors: 

Nate Walsh, President
Walsh Family Wine

Tom Kelly
, Past President
Kelly Vineyard Services

Todd Henkle
, Vice President
The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek

Skip Causey, Treasurer
Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery

Jim Benefiel, Secretary
Benevino Vineyards

Ton K Wolf, Ph.D, Technical Advisor
Virginia Tech

Carrington King, At-Large Member
King Family Vineyards

Maya Hood White, At-Large Member & Research Committee Chair
Early Mountain Vineyards

Bob and Christine Garsson
, Communications Committee Co-Chairs
First Amendment Vineyard

Tracy Kirkman, VVA Business Manager