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2012 Town Point Virginia Wine Competition

Dr. R.L. Williams - Nov 26, 2012

The 21st Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Competition was held on Friday, October 5 , 2012, at the Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk under the direction of Dr. Roy L. Williams. Twenty-seven Virginia wineries submitted wines to this year’s competition which was judged by fourteen judges including local chefs, wine writers, wine consultants and members of the wine industry.

Inaugural Virginia Wine Summit Kicks Off October Wine Month

- Office of the Governor Oct 04, 2012

Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell hosted the first annual Virginia Wine Summit on October 2 at the Richmond Marriott. The sold-out event brought together domestic and international wine experts and industry leaders to taste Virginia wines and discuss key topics in moving the Virginia wine industry forward.

US Treasury Approves Middleburg AVA

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Sep 24, 2012

A testament to the quality and growing prominence of Virginia Wine, the US Treasury Department has designated Middleburg Virginia AVA as the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the Federal Registry.

The Winery at La Grange Commemorates First Export Shipment of Full Containers of Virginia Wine to China at Ceremony on Aug. 20

Robert Engle - Aug 20, 2012

A ceremony to commemorate the first two full containers of Virginia Wine exported to China was held on Mon. Aug. 20 at the Winery at La Grange in Haymarket, Va.

OVER 60 RESTAURANTS AND WINE RETAILERS RECEIVE VIRGINIA WINE MASTER’S AWARDS

Mary Catherine Searson - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Jul 24, 2012

The Virginia Wine Master’s Awards were distributed to 64 restaurants and wine shops throughout Virginia for 2011. This program highlights the businesses that are taking the localvore movement to the next level, specifically as it regards to their efforts in promoting and selling Virginia wines.

Virginia Celebrates 250th Anniversary of American Wine at London International Wine Fair

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office May 21, 2012

Virginia Wines continue to share the spotlight on the international stage, this time at the 2012 London International Wine Fair (LIWF), where award-winning wineries from the Central Virginia, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads Regions will be pouring May 22 - 24.

Virginia Wines Shine at 29th San Diego International Wine Competition

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Apr 25, 2012

Virginia Wines continue to show well on the international stage, this time at one of the longest running wine competitions in the United States. Barrel Oak, Ingleside, Keswick and North Gate Vineyards all were awarded gold medals, and Barrel Oak, Gray Ghost, Ingleside, Jefferson and Keswick Vineyards were awarded silver medals at the 29th San Diego International Wine Competition held March 10 -11, 2012.

Governor McDonnell Showcases Virginia Wines, Food, Tourism and Film in Québec

- Office of the Governor Apr 11, 2012

Governor McDonnell Showcases Virginia Wines in California

- Office of the Governor Mar 27, 2012

Governor Bob McDonnell welcomed top wine and travel journalists and industry leaders at a special event March 27 in San Francisco to promote Virginia’s wine, tourism and film industries.

Governor McDonnell Announces Glen Manor Vineyards Awarded 2012 Virginia Governor’s Cup

- Office of the Governor Feb 22, 2012

Governor Bob McDonnell, who championed major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition last year that made the event one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the United States, has awarded the 2012 Virginia Governor's Cup to Glen Manor Vineyards 2009 Hodder Hill Meritage.

Virginia Wine Industry Jobs Grow by 50%; Economic Impact Doubles, New Study Finds

Jeff Caldwell - Office of the Governor Feb 01, 2012

Economic Impact of Virginia Wine Industry Increases 106% to $747 Million Over Figures from Last Study in 2005.

Virginia Wines Awarded 22 Medals at 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Mary Catherine Searson - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Jan 12, 2012

Twenty-two awards went to Virginia wines at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last week, including one Best in Class and one Double Gold. This competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Virginia Named One of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2012 by Wine Enthusiast

Office of the Governor - Jan 03, 2012

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations for 2012. The article, listed online and in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, highlights Virginia as one of only three domestic destinations to make the list of wine regions that are ideal for wine lovers to visit in 2012.

Governor McDonnell Announces Revamped and Enhanced Governor's Cup Virginia Wine Competition

Office of the Governor - Dec 11, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition that, once implemented, will make it one of the most stringent and thorough wine competitions in the United States.

Governor and First Lady McDonnell Promote Virginia Wine in India

Jeff Caldwell - Office of the Governor Nov 17, 2011

Virginia Wine Impresses One of India’s Top Wine Importers, Retailers and Connoisseurs Sanjay Menon

Two Virginia Wineries Recognized as Green Travel Leaders

Mary Catherine Searson - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Nov 03, 2011

During the 2011 VA-1 Virginia Tourism Summit, which took place October 17-19 in Richmond, two Virginia wineries were recognized by Virginia Green as Green Travel Leaders. Both Cooper Vineyards and DuCard Vineyards made the list of 19 different businesses throughout the Commonwealth that were recognized for their efforts of green businesses in their industry.

New Kent Winery Reserve Chardonnay Awarded 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup White

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Oct 04, 2011

New Kent Winery's 2009 Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the 2011 Virginia Governor's Cup for White Wines.

Governor McDonnell Announces Virginia Wine Month

Jeff Caldwell - Office of the Governor Sep 29, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell has proclaimed October as Virginia Wine Month for 2011. October Virginia Wine Month is in its 23rd year as a major state initiative to highlight Virginia’s beautiful vineyards, world class wines and festivals during the height of fall foliage season.

Jancis Robinson Features and Reviews Virginia Wines

Annette Boyd - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Sep 22, 2011

This week, Robinson has featured Virginia wines on her award winning website, www.JancisRobinson.com, in the form of two videos, two articles, and tasting notes of the Virginia wines she sampled while visiting the Commonwealth. In her tasting notes, she reviewed 53 Virginia wines from 21 different wineries.

Virginia Wine Marketing Board Announces 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup White Wine Competition Results

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Sep 20, 2011

Of the 162 wines entered from 52 wineries, there were seven Gold medalists, 42 Silver medalists and 54 Bronze medalists.

Virginia Sesquicentennial Winery Passport

Karen Batalo - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Aug 18, 2011

The Virginia Wine Board unveiled the Virginia Sesquicentennial Winery Passport, a guide to 23 Virginia Wineries with special labels commemorating the150th anniversary of the Civil War, and the 42 battlefields located near them (http://www.virginiawine.org/sesquicentennial).

Virginia Wines Shine at Competitions In 2011

Mary Catherine Searson - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Aug 03, 2011

Virginia wines were recently well represented at two prominent wine competitions. Among the 51 Virginia wineries that participated in the International Eastern Wine Competition and Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Virginia took away 226 medals including 11 Best in Class, 1 Double Gold and 18 Gold medals.

First Ever Virginia Viognier Virtual Tasting to be Held July 14, 2011

Mary Catherine Searson - Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office Jul 10, 2011

On Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 pm ET, wine bloggers, winemakers, and general wine enthusiasts alike will sign onto Twitter and Facebook to “virtually” taste six of Virginia’s outstanding Viognier wines.

Gray Ghost Captures Gold, Sweeps 3 California Competitions!

Amy Payette - Gray Ghost Winery Mar 31, 2011

Gray Ghost’s 2010 Adieu captured Gold at the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition held in King City, California! As a result of this award, the Adieu will be featured at the 18th Annual Monterey Wine Competition Grand Tasting held in May.

Payette Client Captures Top Honors

Amy Kellert - Mar 10, 2011

Under the tutelage of Tom Payette, international winemaking consultant and second generation Emile Peynaud student, Fox Meadow’s 2008 Le Renard Rouge captured top honors at the 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition.