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October is Virginia Wine Month: Out on the Wine Trails

This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Virginia Wine Month! Restaurants, retailers and wineries across the state are celebrating providing plenty of opportunities to explore! Virginia is home to more than 230 wineries and vineyards, seven American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), nearly two dozen wine trails and rates fifth in the nation for wine grape production. [...]

It’s Virginia Wine Month: A Visit to Early Mountain Vineyards, one of Virginia’s newest wineries

It's the last weekend of October and Virginia Wine Month. With Autumn colors in full bloom, this is a great weekend to get out and enjoy wine country. Early Mountain Vineyards will be a great stop, especially with their Fall Family Festival taking place Saturday. I've visited their picturesque location in Madison, just off Route 29 [...]

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It’s Virginia Wine Month: A Look at Virginia’s Official Grape, Viognier

It’s Virginia Wine Month! With nineteen days left in October, there's still time to discover your local Virginia crush...which one of the 210 wineries AND which grape variety? One of my favorite grape varieties is Virginia's official grape, Viognier. A grape and wine variety originating in the French region of Condrieu in Northern Rhône, Viognier grows very [...]

Inaugural Virginia Wine Summit Officially Kicks Off Virginia Wine Month

Tuesday's Inaugural Virginia Wine Summit marked the official kick off of October as Virginia Wine Month, the 24th annual event, highlighting and celebrating the state's 210 wineries. Hosted by Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell in Richmond, the Summit was planned by the Virginia Wine Marketing Office and brought together domestic and [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:13-06:00Categories: Wine|Tags: , , |
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