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Virginia Wineries Association

About the Virginia Wineries Association 

Formed in 1983, the Virginia Wineries Association (VWA) grew out of the desire by owners of Virginia wineries to create a wine community that shared ideas and resources to the benefit of everyone in the Virginia wine industry. As a non-profit trade organization, the VWA advocates on behalf of the industry in a number of areas. 

  • The VWA promotes viticulture and vintner practices that ensure the highest quality wine production among its member-wineries. 
  • Education about Virginia wines and appreciation for their distinctive qualities among consumers are ongoing initiatives of the VWA. 
  • As a trade organization, the VWA helps develop increased market share for Virginia wines. 
  • The VWA supports continued research into the relationship between wine and health. 
  • A thriving wine industry is a growing one, so the VWA favors the industry's continued expansion statewide

Board of Directors


George Hodson, President 
Veritas Vineyards & Winery

Jennifer Breaux, Vice President
Breaux Vineyards

Lacey Huber, Secretary
Stone Tower Winery

Mitzi Batterson, Treasurer
James River Cellars

Justin Rose, VWA Past President
Rosemont of Virginia


Stephen Barnard
Keswick Winery

Ed Cowdrey
Castle Glen Winery

Athena Eastwood
Eastwood Farm and Winery

Shannon Horton
Horton Vineyards

Ben Jordan
Common Wealth Crush Co.

Bill Travis
Doukenie Winery

Shannon Horton
Horton Vineyards

Ben Jordan
Lightwell Survey Wines

Stan Joynes
Valley Road Vineyards

Anne Leigh Kerr, Lobbyist

Christina Sandridge, Executive Director  

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