The exclusive style, commitment and passion to winemaking is reflected in each bottle of Virginia wine that is curated. The winemakers are dedicated and committed to quality in
their artistry. They have spent decades cultivating world class wines that are authentically Virginia.
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA
The Virginia wine region stretches from the astonishing Blue Ridge Mountains to the impressive Chesapeake Bay. As an up-and-coming wine region, Virginia offers more than 250 wineries and currently rests at number five on the list for the state with the most. The key factors that shape Virginia’s maritime climate include the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, and intricate pattern of rivers and streams. Thriving grapes grown in Virginia include Petite Verdot, Cab Fran, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. Winemakers in the region continue to push the boundaries to create remarkable vintages that will continue to capture attention across the globe.
The landscape of Virginia offers an array of various characteristics revealed in its wines. From the recognizable to the unique, the wines produced in Virginia echo the region within the state from which the vines were cultivated.
Check out the region and learn what makes it unique to any other wine region in the country. There are hundreds of wineries and vineyards all across Virginia to visit and explore. While on your exploration for the wines, take a bit of time to experience the amazing local oysters, and some of the best restaurants in the country – indulging the upcoming fusion food scene – featuring cuisine of all types.
Virginia wine includes some of the most amazing varietals, each indicative of the regions best. The regions winery’s and vineyards attract locals and visitors alike from all across the country with their festivals, tasting, and individually unique wine experiences. Virginia feature wine is Viognier and while it has taken years for wine lovers to warm up to Virginia’s style, the wine continues to become more popular with each bottle curated.
YAY to VIOGNIER! The Signature Grape of Virginia
In 1990, Viognier’s popularity began to emerge. In May of 2011, the Virginia Wine Board approved the marketing of Viognier as “Virginia’s signature grape”. Today there are 78 wineries sprinkled throughout the state that produce this varietal.
The wines flavors are typically noted as tropical fruit with the standouts being of peach, apple and apricot. White floral flavors, citrus, baking spices and beeswax or mineral is also common. Acidity in the wines is present and the range can vary dramatically depending on the vineyard and the winemaking process.
WHERE DELICIOUS MERROIR & TERROIR AWAIT YOU!
The Virginia region is rich in oysters – largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters on the East Coast – and wine and there is no better time to experience the perfect pairing of Virginia Wine & Virginia Seafood. Throughout the region visitors and locals alike can treat ones self to wine tastings, water tours, and delicious fresh seafood. Make plans to indulge! Learn More…