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Horton Vineyard’s Petit Manseng Is Officially the Best Wine in Virginia

Mark Stock - The Manual Dec 18, 2019

Trust me, Virginia wine is coming. Not in droves, mind you, but here and there, on the shelves of your local bottle shop or on the list of your neighborhood’s most adventurous restaurant.

Where to Go and What to Drink in an Emerging Virginia Wine Region

Shayla Martin - Dec 13, 2019

For far too long, Virginia wine has been synonymous only with central Virginia. (Thanks, Thomas Jefferson.) Due east, however, lies the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a worthy destination comprised of the seven core cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton and Suffolk. This area has been quietly building a notable wine region to call its own.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Virginia Wine

Emily Bell - VinePair Oct 09, 2019

Mega Virginia Wine Review: 12 New Releases, 2019

Christopher Null - Drink Hacker Jul 30, 2019

New American Wine Regions

- Apr 17, 2019

One of the great stories in American wine right now is the rise of non-West Coast wine regions.

The State Of The State Of Virginia's Wines

John Mariani - Apr 16, 2019

On a recent three-day trip to Virginia, I found creditable reason to believe Virginia will rank with California, Oregon and New York as a high-quality wine region.

4 Regions to Visit for Early Spring Wine Tasting

Vicki Denig - Apr 10, 2019

Early spring is one of the most peaceful times of year to visit a vineyard. Crowds are low, winery morale is high and we're all anxious for a bit of sunshine in our lives (coupled with copious amounts of wine, of course.) Here are four of our top regional picks for early springtime wine-fueled travel.

Virginia Wines: American History in a Glass

Melanie Young - Apr 09, 2019

The Commonwealth of Virginia is considered the birthplace of America. It’s where English colonists first settled in Jamestown in 1607, and it served as the home for both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, our first and third presidents and signers of the Declaration of Independence. But what many may not know is its historical significance in America’s wine heritage.

The Best Wine Vacations for Every Type of Traveler

Tim McKirdy - Apr 08, 2019

Whether you’re a casual drinker considering your first-ever wine vacation, or a seasoned oenophile seeking the next big thrill, there is a wine-soaked destination perfect for you. With nearly 100 wine-producing nations worldwide, however, deciding where to go can be tricky. VinePair polled industry experts and had many spirited discussions to devise a list of wine trips for all sorts of travelers. Here are the eight best wine vacation destinations worldwide, as determined by budget, experience, and style.

Governor's Cup is tribute to Virginia champion of a little-loved grape

Jim Raper - Mar 05, 2019

Petit manseng has been an up-and-coming grape in Virginia for a couple of decades, and now the state’s 2019 Governor’s Cup competition has raised the variety into the limelight.

Governor's Cup Showcases How Far And Fast Virginia's Wineries Have Come

John Mariani - Mar 05, 2019

Last week in the magnificently restored train shed in Richmond, Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam awarded the 2019 Virginia Wineries Association (VWA) Governor’s Cup to Horton Vineyards for their 2016 Petit Manseng.

A white wine beats the reds in a competition to name Virginia’s best

Dave McIntyre - Feb 28, 2019

Virginia’s wine community gathered Tuesday in Richmond for an annual celebration that turned emotional when Gov. Ralph Northam awarded the Governor’s Cup, the industry’s highest accolade, to Horton Vineyards for its 2016 petit manseng.

Horton Vineyards 2016 Petit Manseng wins the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Cup competition

Jack Berninger - Feb 25, 2019