About Virginia2018-08-02T11:52:46+00:00

WHERE THERE IS HISTORY IN EVERY BOTTLE

When you visit the Virginia Wine Region, you share in the history of the people, the land and the culture that make it unique. A visit to the state demonstrates the close connection between history and land as wonderful local fruit is picked, harvested and turned into our beautiful wines.

CkSRbz9XEAQO4v7DISCOVER THE HISTORY

VINICULTURE

Thomas Jefferson attempted to plant a vineyard in Virginia for more than 30 years, to no success. Finally, in 1820 success came about at the hands of Dr. Richard Norton. Virginia wineries started getting serious about winemaking in the 1990s, Dennis Horton, one of Virginia’s preeminent winemakers, traveled to Missouri and return to Virginia with Norton vines. Now, more than twenty six years later, the region has grown into one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in the country.

a10-518d7256bcTHE TERROIR

FROM ROLLING HILLS to the SALTY SEA

The dominant factor in determining a wine’s personality is its terroir – the core that distinguishes it from wines made elsewhere throughout the nation. The unique, mysterious combination of vine, land, soil, cultivation practices and climate all characterize the various Virginia appellations. From the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay the land and temperatures can be as distinctively different as the indigenous traditions.
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IMG_4480THE STYLE

ABOUT THE STYLE…

Virginia is one of America’s most unpredictable yet diverse wine growing regions. Producing interesting wines that increasingly are capturing attention across the globe, Virginia’s style is becoming notable. With a broad, unique range of grapes that successfully grow in Virginia’s ever changing climate and short growing season, the region produces great wines in the Bordeaux style and more.
The notable ones have a unique style and character, but all are an authentic reflection of Virginia Wine Country.
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WHEN THE PASSION IS IN THE POUR!

The exclusive style, commitment and passion to winemaking is reflected in each bottle of Virginia wine that is curated. Our winemakers are dedicated and committed to quality in their artistry. They have spent decades cultivating world class wines that are authentically Virginia.
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THE WINEMAKERS

WITH A PASSIONATE WINEMAKER, EVERY YEAR IS A GOOD YEAR

Virginia winemakers are dedicated to quality in their craft. They have spent countless years cultivating award winning wines that are distinctively Virginia.

See how our featured winemakers are breaking the bearers to define what Virginia wines has to offer.

The Terroir, The History, The Winemaker

It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centuries. Virginia wine popularity has grown exponentially over the decades, and are now commanding presence all across the country.

APPELLATIONS (AVAs)

PRIMARY
  • George Washington Birthplace AVA
  • Middleburg AVA
  • Monticello AVA
  • North Fork of Roanoke AVA
  • Rocky Knob AVA
  • Shenandoah Valley AVA
  • Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA

REGIONS

  • Shenandoah Valley, VA
  • Blue Ridge, VA
  • Central Virginia, VA
  • Chesapeake Bay, VA
  • Eastern, VA
  • Hampton Roads, VA
  • Heart of Appalachia, VA
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Shenandoah Valley, VA
  • Southern Virginia, VA

WHEN TO GO

There is no wrong time to visit Virginia wine country. The winters can be a bit frosty, and snowfall is the norm – but the season lends extraordinary beauty in the Southeast. Spring and summer offer a bit of paradise showing off the beautiful landscapes across the state; fall is an excellent time to experience the unique views – visitors from across the country flock to witness the colors change.

VINES OF VIRGINIA
Contact Us: VINES@VINESOFVIRGINIA.COM
P: 757-869-9077 F: 757-989-8992

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