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."
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.