List of Virginia Wineries that have Twitter 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."
One winery is making wine "green." Photojournalist David Ruff explores through the grapevines of Chrysalis Vineyards.
This year marks the fourth season of The Frenchman’s Cellar’s Winemaker Wednesday Series: a series of events held approximately two Wednesdays each month, April through October, at which a Virginia winemaker hosts a tasting at the store.
April 16th marks the opening day for The Appellation Trail, a unique wine route that connects five artisanal wineries in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains: White Hall Vineyards, Mountfair Vineyards, Glass House Winery, Stinson Vineyards, and Moss Vineyards (opening 2012).
Kristin Swanson Holzman, owner of Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, is pleased to announce her winery’s latest International wine competition award for the Rapidan River Blackberry Wine.
One of our nation’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson was also one of the nation’s original epicures. In honor of his 268th birthday this April 13, we offer a Jefferson-style party with updated recipes and wines from his native Virginia, along with a few of his French favorites.
Nearly 240 years later, Virginia has finally become Jefferson’s land of the free-run, home of the grape.
But perhaps the best thing about tasting in Virginia is the fact that it is not Napa — not overpriced or pretentious…the people are kind, the traffic is nonexistent and countryside is beautiful beyond words.
A list of the medal winners for the 2011 Governor's Cup Red Wine.
While U.S. wines sales expand in Britain, English wines hope to hit the American Christmas table as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
The topic of the price of Virginia wine came up during a recent conversation with Andy Regan, winemaker at Jefferson Vineyards that began as a result of a comment by someone on Twitter during a live tasting. We both lamented about these Virginia wine is overpriced comments, and talked about a comparative tasting at some point. The day after our conversation I received an email from Andy about the tasting – a blind comparative tasting with similar priced wines from across the world and Virginia.
If you haven’t already made her acquaintance, meet Virginia— and her wines. For entire article, go to: http://www.kellymagyarics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/KAM%20Meet%20Virginia%20Sommelier%20Journal.pdf
Those of us on the trip who had tasted Virginian wines at the London Wine Trade Fair earlier this year or at the tasting at The Oxford Wine Company last year had no doubt that these wines represented more than a passing curiosity. For those who hadn’t come across them before, this was a giant leap in wine education. As we gathered on a balmy late summer evening at the Westin Hotel, Reston, in preparation for the start of our tour the next day, discussing the itinerary, nibbling local foods and sipping some excellent local wines, we couldn’t help surmising that we were in for a treat.
Maureen McDonnell was on a mission. Chagrined that Virginia wines are hard to find on retail shelves and restaurant wine lists, the commonwealth's first lady spent time in late August introducing Washington area retailers and sommeliers to wineries in Loudoun and Fauquier counties...
While we don’t talk about it much, the Virginia Wine Board folks do a great job of publicizing the VA wine industry with limited resources. We would never have learned about the depth and vibrancy of the VA wine industry had it not been for their wine maps and marketing campaigns, and I doubt we’re alone in that. October is Virginia Wine Month, and this week is Drink Local Wine Week (thanks to the folks at drinklocalwine.com), so we wanted to take this opportunity to point out what a great campaign VA has undertaken...
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine in FY2010 increased nearly 13% from FY2009. Total sales of Virginia wine amounted to $1,604,387 in wine liter tax collections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, whereas the total wine liter tax collected by the state derived from the sale of Virginia wine in FY2009 amounted to $1,428,216...
A couple of years ago, I was talking with a friend from California about wine, extolling on the quality wines my husband and I were finding in Virginia. She flinched, scrunched up her nose as if she'd smelled something bad, and emitted the sentence I typically hear when bringing up Virginia wines: "Ewww. I think Virginia wine is terrible." A few weeks later, I invited her to dinner and poured a rich, robust Bordeaux-style Virginian wine from Linden Vineyards. Of course, I didn't tell her where it came from. She took a sip and began raving. "This is fabulous. What is it?" When I told her it was a Virginia wine, she nearly fell on the floor.
Members of the Circle of Wine Writers, as their group is known (membership nears 300 and includes wine writers of renown such as Jancis Robinson, Steven Spurrier and Oz Clarke), visited Keswick Hall on September 8 for a tasting of Central Virginia-area wines and dinner with Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Agriculture Secretary Todd Haymore...
Though it's hardly quiet, Virginia's fast growing wine industry has not yet attracted nearly the attention it deserves. The Commonwealth is now the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country and the seventh largest commercial grape producer. We now have more than 160 wineries located throughout all the beautiful regions of the state. Wineries Unlimited and the North American Wine Bloggers announced recently that both of their organizations will hold their respective annual meetings in Virginia next year...
Be sure to check out the Whole Foods on Kensington High Street in London. It has the largest selection of Virginia wines in London!
I wanted to share with you a few notes from the Governor's and my successful trade mission to Europe. In part, the purpose of our trip was to highlight Virginia wines in the United Kingdom, promote increased sales there, and attract more winery tourism to Virginia. The UK is currently the largest wine importing country in the world - $8 billion worth every year - and by whatever measure, I am confident that our mission was a success...
Attached is a list of 2010 State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition winners.
RICHMOND, VA. — Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking Virginians to buy local food and beverages. McDonnell recently sent a letter to all Virginia business and industry leaders touting his "Choose the Commonwealth" initiative, asking them to seek out Virginia products. McDonnell said he features Virginia wines and other locally grown and produced food and beverage products during events at the Executive Mansion...