2023 Wine Region of the Year

Virginia is Home to Wine Enthusiast's Wine Region of the Year

Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Monticello AVA win 2023 Wine Region of the Year!

Virginia wins big at Wine Enthusiast's 24th Annual Wine Star Awards, achieving global recognition in the world of winemaking. 

The award highlights the remarkable achievements in the wine industry and honors the area's exceptional quality, innovation, and commitment to producing world-class wines.

The Charlottesville area is home to over 20% of Virginia’s vineyard plantings and 40 wineries, many of which can be found in the Monticello AVA. 

The region continuously garners attention and praise in the annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition. This year, 58 of the 142 gold medals were presented to wineries among the Monticello Wine Trail.



Make the Most of Virginia Wine


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Plot your next adventure. Build-in stops at wineries with unique tasting offerings, on-site restaurants or overnight accommodations.


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For on-the-go access and spontaneous planning, download the Virginia Wine App. You’ll have easy access to saved itineraries, regional maps and event details. 


Once you find your way into the vineyards, sit back and enjoy a taste of #vawine.