Governor Bob McDonnell announced today as part of his trade and marketing mission to Asia that Chateau Morrisette and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company Limited (TJComex) have reached a five-year agreement to export Chateau Morrisette wines to China. The inaugural sale of more than 1,150 cases of wine from Chateau Morrisette was scheduled to arrive in Tianjin, China's fourth largest city, during the Governor's mission to Asia.
After bringing home several medals at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition -- double-gold for its 2012 Traminette, silver for its 2012 Chardonnay and a Bronze for its 2012 Chambourcin -- Sunset Hills is winning medals in 2013 at a pace that exceeds its own record of 25 awards in 2012.
Kevin Malone of Tuskie’s Restaurant Group (TRG) today announced that effective immediately, all Tuskie’s Restaurant Group Restaurants will waive the normal corkage fee on any bottle of Virginia Wine purchased that same day from a Virginia winery.
Virginia Wines continue to show well on the international stage, this time at the largest competition of American Wines in the world. Competing among 5,500 entries from more than 25 states, Virginia earned five gold medals, 28 silver medals (including one cider) and 28 bronze medals.
Virginia is taking dining to a new level this March with LOVE by The Glass: Virginia Wine & Dine Month. For epicurean travelers, March is an ideal time to visit Virginia, as restaurants and wine shops statewide put local Virginia wines front and center on menus.
Governor Bob McDonnell, who championed major changes to the Virginia Governor's Cup competition in 2011 that made it one of the most stringent and comprehensive wine competitions in the United States, awarded the 2013 Virginia Wineries Association’s Governor's Cup to Barboursville Vineyards’ 2009 Octagon 12th Edition. By winning this year’s Governor’s Cup, Barboursville becomes the first Virginia winery to win the award four times.
Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine reached an all-time high in fiscal year 2012, increasing by just over 1.6% from fiscal year 2011. Virginia wineries sold almost 485,000 cases of wine in FY 2012 versus a little more than 477,000, the previous record high, in FY 2011.