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 www.chesapeakehomeandliving.com.
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.
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.
Complete list of medals winners from the 2012 Governor's Cup Competition
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.
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 and its restaurant is given the “Diners’ Choice Badge”.
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.
Historically significant sites, picturesque pastoral landscapes, elegant equestrians and affable winemakers set Virginia apart as an excellent wine destination on the East Coast.
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.
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.
Used correctly, social media can be a powerful marketing tool, says Annette Ringwood Boyd with the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office.
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.
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.
"God put grapes on the ground to turn into wine. As winemakers, we just hope we don’t screw it up."
See what happens when a Virginia wine club takes a drive through the emerging Monticello wine trail in their own backyard.
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: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2011/10/05/10-best-wine-regions-youve-never-heard/?test=faces#ixzz1ah3IyBzC
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.”
A complete list of the medal winners from the 2011 Govenor's Cup Competition for White Wines
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.
List of Virginia Wineries that have Twitter accounts and their information
List of Virginia Wineries that have Facebook accounts and their information
Join Chef Sebastian Carosi in welcoming some of Virginia’s legendary and premier winemakers to Café Indigo in Sperryville for his VA Winemaker’s Dinner Series.
"All signs indicate Virginia could become a top U.S. wine state."