There’s a Movement Growing in Virginia’s Vineyards


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Nothing expresses a “sense of place” like well-made wine, and, in Virginia, one hard-earned vintage after another, winemakers are crafting local wines that do just that.

Virginia Wine has a rich history dating back to the first settlers and even a few founding fathers, but it wasn’t until the late 1970s when the industry began to take root. These pioneers set the tone for those to come—curious, collaborative, and stubborn in the face of setbacks.

Today, a community of farmers is producing wines that embody the grace, grit, and experimental spirit of Virginia. They don’t bend to trends. They listen to their land and draw out the story in every vine and vintage, producing unique wines from over 30 grape varieties.

You can learn a lot about Virginia Wine just by looking at a map. Sitting halfway between Europe and California, Virginia’s wines embody this unique position in the world. They are lush but structured, aromatic, expressive, and beautifully balanced—blending the subtlety of the Old World with the boldness of the new. Like perfect French spoken with a slight southern drawl.

With 300+ wineries, ten regions, and eight distinct AVAs spanning the state, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re just passing through or are planning a memorable trip, there are countless ways to help make your adventure through Virginia Wine Country one to remember. helps you personalize your experience, discover new favorites, and search for offerings that match your preferences. When browsing Virginia wineries, you can search by wine and food offerings, events, overnight stays, pet friendly, child friendly, and more.

Register for an account to create customizable itineraries and track your adventures. For quick and easy access, download the Virginia Wine app to view saved itineraries and find nearby wineries all from your mobile device. Or request a physical copy of the Virginia winery guide—a perfect resource to have in hand for any planned or spontaneous excursion!

With so many options, the Gold Medal Wine Trail helps narrow the scope of your search and connects you with award-winning wineries. With a free sign-up at, you receive exclusive access to special discounts and prizes while sampling the best of Virginia.

No matter how you discover or choose to experience #vawine, you’re sure to find something to love.

Learn more and plan your Virginia Wine adventure at


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With 300+ wineries and ten distinct regions spanning the state, Virginia has something for everyone. Embark on your next Virginia Wine adventure today.


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