This week marks the fifth annual Regional Wine Week. It’s a week put together by Drink Local Wine encouraging wine writers to write about wines from the Other 47 States (wines that aren’t from California, Washington or Oregon…the biggest wine producing states in the country) to encourage you readers to drink wines from the Other 47! With wine now produced in all 47 states, everyone has options.
Drink local for me means Virginia. If you’re looking for some Virginia wine to explore this week, here are some of my recent posts for recommendations.
- A Visit to Early Mountain Vineyards, One of Virginia’s Newest Wineries
- Virginia Wine Month Recommendations from the Locals including my recommendation, Blenheim Vineyards
- Perfect Monday in Virginia Wine Country at Pollak Vineyards and Veritas Winery
- Taste Camp 2012 in Loudoun County: Series on the Virginia wines tasted & wineries visited like Breaux Vineyards and Boxwood Winery
There’s also a great event this Saturday, the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Mr. Jefferson’s personal retreat Poplar Forest, where you can sample from fourteen Virginia wineries and meet Gabrielle Rausse, the father of modern Virginia wine.
Cheers to the other 47! What’s your favorite?