Cornus Virginicus

Special Wine Project Celebrating Virginia Agriculture

Barboursville Vineyards & The First Lady of Virginia collaborate in celebration of Virginia Wine to craft Cornus Virginicus, Edition I

A special, limited release of Cornus Virginicus was crafted in tribute to Virginia agriculture. As part of the initiative, a donation is being made to both the Virginia FFA and Virginia 4-H state foundations.

Released in conjunction with the 34th annual Virginia Wine Month, this limited bottling of 199 cases commemorates Virginia’s burgeoning wine scene and the agricultural art being perfected by winemakers across the Commonwealth. 



Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville vineyards will ship the wine directly to your door or can be purchased at the winery tasting room. 

Virginia ABC

Purchasers can select to pick up the wine at a nearby ABC location of their choice. 


About the Wine

Blueberry, pomegranate, and toasty oak make the nose very attractive. The wonderful balance of elegant dry tannins gives beautiful creaminess on the mid-palate and a long finish that's both firm and clean. Already delicious, but it can age for at least another decade. The blend is 57% 2020 Merlot, 28.5% 2021 Cabernet Franc and 14.5% 2020 Petit Verdot.

Cornus Virginicus is Latin for “Flowering tree of Virginia” and pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s official state flower and tree— the Virginia Dogwood— and Virginia’s farmers, growers and winemakers. Depicted on the front label, the Dogwood tree is symbolic of tradition, strength and beauty found throughout Virginia.

The First Lady of Virginia, Suzanne S. Youngkin, chose the dogwood for her seal and the label for the first edition of this project to support multiple Virginia agriculture charitable organizations.

Toast the richness of the Commonwealth and celebrate the beauty of Virginia-grown food and wine.