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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

Virginia Wineries' Twitter Information

- Virginia Wine Marketing Office May 12, 2011

List of Virginia Wineries that have Twitter accounts and their information

VA Winemaker’s Dinner Series @ Café Indigo

Chef Sebastian Carosi - Cafe Indigo May 10, 2011

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.

Old Dominion, New Prospects

Fred Minnick - The Tasting Panel Apr 27, 2011

"All signs indicate Virginia could become a top U.S. wine state."

Red Wine's 'Greenest' Grape

- Apr 20, 2011

One winery is making wine "green." Photojournalist David Ruff explores through the grapevines of Chrysalis Vineyards.

The Frenchman’s Cellar’s 4th Annual Winemaker Wednesday Series Announced: Gabriele Rausse at Premier Event on Apr 27th

Laura Bynum - The Frenchman’s Cellar Apr 13, 2011

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.

Five Albemarle Wineries Launch “The Appellation Trail”

Chris Yordy - Apr 12, 2011

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).

Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery

Doneva Wolf - Apr 04, 2011

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.

Party Like It's 1799

Gretchen Roberts - Wine Enthusiast Mar 01, 2011

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.

Declaration of Vindependance

Amy Zavatto - Feb 28, 2011

Nearly 240 years later, Virginia has finally become Jefferson’s land of the free-run, home of the grape.

Virginia — for Wine Lovers?

Niki Van Buren - Feb 16, 2011

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.

2011 Governor's Cup Red Wine Medal Winners

VWA - Jan 23, 2011

A list of the medal winners for the 2011 Governor's Cup Red Wine.

Drinkers in UK and U.S. swap wine

CNN - Dec 28, 2010

While U.S. wines sales expand in Britain, English wines hope to hit the American Christmas table as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.

Is Virginia Wine Overpriced?

Frank Morgan - Nov 26, 2010

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.

Meet Virginia

Kelly Magyarics - Oct 30, 2010

If you haven’t already made her acquaintance, meet Virginia— and her wines. For entire article, go to:

Circle of Wine Writers' Tour of Virginia

Circle of Wine Writers - Oct 29, 2010

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.

The State of 'Locapour' Around Washington

Dave McIntyre - The Washington Post Oct 18, 2010

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...

Discover Your Local Crush

VaWineDiva (Tweeter handle) - Swirl, Sip, Snark Oct 10, 2010

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, so we wanted to take this opportunity to point out what a great campaign VA has undertaken...

Governor McDonnell Announces Sales of Virginia Wines Up Nearly 13% in FY2010

Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry, Todd P. Haymore - Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry, Todd P. Haymore Sep 27, 2010

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...