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9 Great Virginia Mountain Wines

Betsy Andrews - Saveur Oct 15, 2012

The story of vinifera in Virginia begins—and, for a couple of centuries, ends—with Thomas Jefferson. Full story:

Virginia is for Wine Lovers

Felicity Carter - Meininger's Wine Business International Oct 09, 2012

Virginia, on the eastern seaboard of the USA, once struggled to establish viticulture. Today there's a vinous gold rush going on, as enthusiastic wine lovers flock to the state to stake their claim. Felicity Carter tours a region that's full of excitement and potential.

The Promise of Virginia Wine

Jean Case - DC Wine Week Oct 08, 2012

“In blind tasting you get to see what your palate says, not what your head is telling you.”

Virginia vintners seek quality amid growth spurt

Matt Andrejczak - MarketWatch Aug 22, 2012

Gazing at the western slope of Virginia’s northern Blue Ridge Mountains on a sunny afternoon, Jeff White is thinking big. He’d like to make a wine that commands the prestige of a Screaming Eagle Napa Cabernet.

Vino, Vidi, Virginia

Kate Parham - Chesapeake Home + Living Aug 14, 2012

Skip the trip to Bordeaux and head instead to one of the world's best wine travel destinations, practically in our own backyard. Story available from

Straight from the Vine

Linda Barrett - Viva Tysons Jul 19, 2012

Virginia has some superb wines and some fabulous wineries. Yet most of the people behind the wineries did not set out to be winemakers. They were entrepreneurs running their own businesses, government workers, and doctors. But what they all shared is a desire to return to the simpler life. Each of our state’s 209 wineries has a unique story.

6 Top Family-Friendly Wineries

Nicole Russell - Wine Enthusiast Apr 23, 2012

Barrel Oak Winery is one of the most kid—and dog!—friendly wineries in Virginia. Little ones are greeted with juice boxes, and fun photographs of dogs adorn the tasting room walls. Parents can sip the 2010 Bowhaus White, a gold medal winner of the 2010 Indy International Wine Competition, on one of their picnic tables as kids roam the hilly landscape.

List of Winners of 2012 Governor's Cup

- Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Feb 22, 2012

Complete list of medals winners from the 2012 Governor's Cup Competition

The Decanter Travel Guide to Virginia

Katie Kelly Bell - Decanter Feb 15, 2012

After a history of setbacks, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia is now on the cusp of a viticultural renaissance. Visit now before the masses catch on.

Winemaker Chris Breiner Remembered

Neil Williamson - The Trellis Group Feb 14, 2012

Chris Breiner, Winemaker and Managing Partner at Stone Mountain Vineyards, died on February 14th, 2012.

US News and World Report ranks Wedmore Place in the top three Best Hotels in Williamsburg

- Wedmore Place Feb 12, 2012

US News and World Report ranks Wedmore Place in the top three Best Hotels in Williamsburg and its restaurant is given the “Diners’ Choice Badge”.

Virginia Wine Tourism to Boom in 2012

Mark Johanson - Jan 05, 2012

Virginia is the "Old Dominion" and the "Mother of Presidents," - a state known for its historic battlefields, rolling hills, and politically-minded Washington commuters. But in the last two decades, the state has grown a reputation for something altogether different: fine wine.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2012

Alexis Korman - Wine Enthusiast Dec 27, 2011

Historically significant sites, picturesque pastoral landscapes, elegant equestrians and affable winemakers set Virginia apart as an excellent wine destination on the East Coast.

Virginian wine builds momentum

Gabriel Savage - The Drinks Business Dec 06, 2011

The secretary of agriculture and forestry for Virginia has outlined “a very strategic plan for growth” to support the US state’s growing wine industry.

British wine critics toast Virginia vino

Laura Vozzella - The Washington Post Dec 04, 2011

The Circle of Wine Writers is a discriminating bunch, one that, since the group’s 1960 inception, hasn’t deigned to swill American wine at its annual end-of-year soiree. That changes tonight, when those Old World oenophiles toast Virginia vino.

Social media can be a powerful tool

Times-Dispatch Staff - Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov 27, 2011

Used correctly, social media can be a powerful marketing tool, says Annette Ringwood Boyd with the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office.

The Best Virginia Viognier Wines

Wayne Nelson - Washingtonian Nov 21, 2011

Viognier is the state’s signature grape. At another “Judgment of Paris” tasting, vintners showed they’re using it to make first-rate wines with a spectrum of tastes.

Be Thankful for Southern Wine

- Garden & Gun Magazine Nov 21, 2011

Sure, California produces some pretty good bottles, but trailblazing Southern winemakers have been working hard to figure out which grapes grow best in their vineyards—and the quality of their wines has been steadily rising as a result.

First Person Singular: Doug Fabbioli, 48, winemaker, Fabbioli Cellars

Eli Meir Kaplan - The Washington Post Oct 26, 2011

"God put grapes on the ground to turn into wine. As winemakers, we just hope we don’t screw it up."

Monticello Wine Tour

Logan Ward - Southern Living Oct 10, 2011

See what happens when a Virginia wine club takes a drive through the emerging Monticello wine trail in their own backyard.

The 10 Best Wine Regions You've Never Heard Of

Stefani Jackenthal - Fox News Oct 04, 2011

Travel writer Stefani Jackenthal spent the past year exploring wine regions around the country for her new book Wanderlust Wining. She hit all the classic regions, of course—Napa, the Finger Lakes—but she also stumbled upon some lesser–known gems. Read more:

Donald Trump promises “something spectacular” at former Kluge winery

Paula C. Squires - Virginia Business Oct 03, 2011

At a press conference at The Trump Organization’s newly purchased winery in Albemarle County – formerly the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard— the New York billionaire real estate mogul and reality television star promised to “do something spectacular,” on the 900-acre site. “This will be one of the great wineries in the world.”

2011 Governor's Cup for White Wine Medal Winners

VWA - Sep 28, 2011

A complete list of the medal winners from the 2011 Govenor's Cup Competition for White Wines

London International Wine Fair to feature Virginia Wines

- Virginia Wine Marketing Office May 15, 2011

Tuesday May 17th, 2011 marks the beginning of the 31st London International Wine Fair - the world's key trade event for wine and spirits producers and buyers. Virginia wines will have a presence at the fair, including a booth for the participating seven Virginia wineries.

Virginia Wineries' Facebook Information

- Virginia Wine Marketing Office May 12, 2011

List of Virginia Wineries that have Facebook accounts and their information