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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: 

AJ Greely, President
Hark Vineyards

Skip Causey, Past President
Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Aury Holtslag, Vice President
Sunset Hills Vineyard
50 West Vineyards

Connie Reynolds-Shine-Hurt, Treasurer
Micajah Vineyard

Kevin Sutherland, Secretary
Nicewonder Farm & Vineyard

Mizuho Nita Ph.D, Technical Advisor
Virginia Tech

Phillip Ponton, At-Large Member
Native Son Vineyard

David Cearley, At-Large Member

Jeanette Smith, Research Committee Chair

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

Tracy Kirkman, VVA Business Manager