Rich in American history and viniculture
Virginia was the first successful English colony established in 1607. Colonists soon began planting vines for winemaking and in 1619, The House of Burgesses enacted a law requiring householders to maintain ten vines yearly.
Abundance of beautiful countryside’s
Virginia has a diverse landscape: shorelines, rivers, hills, and the beautiful Shenandoah mountains.
Charming and luxurious accommodations and fine dining
Virginia offers top notch accommodations from luxury resorts to historic inns and charming bed & breakfasts. Gourmet dining options with creative menus and locally sourced ingredients are in abundance.
Wineries are producing world class wines
Virginia wineries have been producing traditional wines from unique grapes such as Viognier, Albarino, Tannat, Petite Verdot and many more. Winemakers have been able to take what are typically blending grapes and turn them into delicious single varietal wines.
Virginia wines are up and coming. Big things are happening here!
Virginia now has 7 AVA’s and are attracting winemakers from around the world. Top wine critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling have given excellent reviews and ratings to some of Virginia’s top wineries. Virginia has an annual wine competition known as the Virginia Governer’s Cup where only the top wines win awards.