George Washington Birthplace AVA
Located in the eastern portion of the state of Virginia. The AVA includes Westmoreland, King George, Northumberland, Lancaster, and Richmond. Known as the Northern Neck, the area is located on a peninsula of land between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers in the Tidewater region of Virginia. Featured wines include Vidal Blanc and Chambourcin.
The Middleburg AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the northern Piedmont region of Virginia, 50 miles (80 km) west of Washington, D.C.. It is named for the town of Middleburg, Virginia and is bounded by the Potomac River to the north and by mountains in other directions.
The Monticello AVA
The Monticello AVA is in the central Piedmont area. The area is nestled along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and encompasses the small ridge known as Southwest Mountain. It is historic in that it is home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where Jefferson spent years trying to grow European grape varieties.
The North Fork of Roanoke AVA
The North Fork of Roanoke AVA is an American Viticultural Area located on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mountains in the Roanoke and Montgomery counties of Virginia. About 22 miles long and including parts of the Roanoke Valley, the AVA altitudes range from between 1,200 feet and 2,200 feet
The Rocky Knob AVA
The Rocky Knob AVA is located in Floyd and Patrick counties on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is located on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia near the towns of Woolwine and Meadows of Dan and astride the Blue Ridge Parkway. The soil is primarily loam and gravel and is well drained.
The Shenandoah Valley AVA
The Shenandoah Valley AVA is Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge, Botetourt and Amherst counties in Virginia, and Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia. It is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian and Allegheny Plateaus to the west. It is located within the Ridge and Valley region and is a portion of the Great Appalachian Valley.
Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA
Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA is located on the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. The area is defined by the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the ocean on the other. It benefits from breezes from the bay and the sandy soil of the area.