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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.

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.

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.

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.