Imagine indulging in a crisp, delicious Viognier as you watch the afternoon sun set over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Or enjoying Cabernet Franc and a quiet moment along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Or gathering with friends to discover new varietals, basking in the comfort of a tasting room to rival any stylish restaurant. Whatever your desire, October Virginia Wine Month offers boundless opportunities to Discover Your Local Crush.
Connoisseurs and novices alike will agree—the best way to enjoy a journey through Virginia’s more than 200 wineries is to pace yourself. You’ll find dozens of wine trails to lead you from small, family-owned vineyards, offering lovingly crafted artisanal wines, to thriving wineries, producing award-winning efforts year after year. Make a winemaker’s dinner the highlight of your trip with a travel package and revel in the fruits of an epicurean movement that’s been centuries in the making.
Wineries throughout the state are well-practiced in the art of Virginia hospitality, offering live music and special experiences like kayak tours, scenic hikes and hot air balloon rides to make your visit truly unforgettable. In addition to the lush scenery and breathtaking views, you’ll have a chance to explore quaint small towns and Virginia’s famed historic sites. This is your moment to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy a culture that blends tradition and each year’s harvest to create new moments for you to delight in for years to come.
Woven through spectacular landscapes and celebrated with festivals and events throughout the month, October in Virginia is the perfect time to savor life with the ones that matter most. Enter by Friday, October 19, for a chance to win a Wine Month Trip for you and a friend on the Virginia Crush Bus at Virginia.org/Wine.