Virginia Wine

 

It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centuries. Well, there was attempted production anyway. In the early 1600s, the settlers in British colonial Jamestown ventured to produce European grapes as a way of boosting the British economy to rival wines from France, Italy, and Germany. But they were unsuccessful in making them flourish due to various diseases and early onset of what was later identified as Phylloxera, the mites that decimated the world’s vines centuries later. Interest shifted to tobacco crops. In the 1770s, future president Thomas Jefferson attempted to grow vines at Monticello without much success, as did George Washington at Mount Vernon. By the mid 1800s, successful cultivation was possible working with indigenous North American grapes, though still never as popular as European ones. By the turn of the 20th century, grafting American to European root stock, the technique proven to ward off Phylloxera, came into practice Read more »

Mentor for Virginia Wines

ScottJones

I'm a chef, media pro, and former Executive Editor of Time Inc.’s Southern Living. I also write the monthly “Drink Up!” column for Cooking Light, where I recommend $12 & under wines and work to bleed out the winespeak.

View Profile » View Top Lists »

View More

Popular wines made in Virginia under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Virginia View all

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Vidal Blanc

    Vidal Blanc has proven to be amongst the versatile varietals in North American viticulture. In Canadian vineyards, th...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Virginia

Popular Wineries in Virginia View all

  • Tarara Winery

    At Tarara, we strive to cultivate wines that pour a classic taste of our surroundings into the gl...

  • The Winery at La Grange

    Very rich in history and very rich in wine, the new Winery at La Grange opened September 2006 as ...

  • Doukénie Winery

    Doukénie Winery strives to produce the finest wines possible and to give our patrons an education...

  • Young's Vineyard

    Young's is one of the first vineyards you come to after turning onto Shenandoah Road in Plymouth....

  • Bella Piazza Winery

    Situated in a picturesque setting in Shenandoah Valley, Bella Piazza is surrounded by rolling vin...

  • Virginia Wineworks

    Located in the former Montdomaine winery just 12 miles south of Charlottesville, Virginia Winewor...

Page 5 of 141

Virginia on Snooth

  • Yesterday (Saturday) was a college football watching kind of day.  Oh, I ... a second bottle, this time a Virginia wine, the 2014 868 Estate Meritage.  Sandra didn't really like this one at all, and I kind of agreed with her.  We only bought a few bottles from this winery earlier this fall when coming back home from Maryland (Antietam battlefi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Last Thursday after our movie, we dined at Brine where they have pretty tasty ... Barboursville Vineyward in Virginia.  Very nice. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oysters


  • EM - Yes, I too like that weather vane.  My picture could have been ... ... off I suppose.BL - All these Virginia wineries charge for a tasting.  Our recent membership at Stone Tower Winery got us two free $15 tastings Friday night, plus our server let us try a few additional wines before we each bought a glass of their wonderful 2014 Cabernet... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Fridays are good out here in Virginia, as long as you get your butt moving after the morning traffic but before the evening work traffic.  Yesterday started out with both of us having our blood tested after fasting 12 hours, then a nice breakfast at the Silver Diner.  Upon returning home, I rode my Harley Fatboy over to my massage appointment an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Maybe some folks could plan a trip to Washington DC and we could host a wine ... ... live in Springfield, Virginia - very close if you wish to see museums and such.  Another Pinot Noir throw down or perhaps a Cabernet Sauvignon pop-up even Read More

    Forum post in the topic 3 years ago today...


  • Friday afternoon / evening was quite nice.  We had recently joined the ... do a wine tasting at another Virginia winery to kill some time.  Even with leaving early, there were plenty of cars to deal with though, but I know it could have been much, much worse.So, after finding a Starbucks to get our espresso on, we decided to stop at Dry Mill W... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • We celebrated Sandra's 56th birthday (R + 1) yesterday at her parents ... ... from Shenandoah Vineyards in Virginia.  Good time Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Sunday was special.  I started it off with a motorcycle ride to nearby Clifton, Virginia for the monthly 'Bikes & Breakfast Ride".  The weather was a bit chilly at 0800, but it warmed up nicely.  My Harley Fatboy was running well and it was cool to see so many bikes (over 200 of them) in the downtown area.  Later in the afternoon, we headed into... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Archer Roose Valle del Colchagua Carmenere NV

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by MeravSomm


  • We picked up our fall allocation at the RdV Vineyards release party this ... ... our house, out in Delaplane, Virginia.  They served all the wine you wanted to drink, along with a nice spread of food, for $65 each.  We probably had about four half-glasses each but keep in mind this is very good red wine.  All three of their reds were available... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • The first annual Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail Festival... SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009 12 pm - 6 pm at the Frontier Culture Museum 1290 Richmond Avenue · Staunton, VA Enjoy a taste of the Valley when the premier winegrowers from the Shenandoah Valley showcase their award winning wines Several area restaurants will also be featuring their signature ...

    Comment by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


  • The first annual Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail Festival... SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009 12 pm - 6 pm at the Frontier Culture Museum 1290 Richmond Avenue · Staunton, VA Enjoy a taste of the Valley when the premier winegrowers from the Shenandoah Valley showcase their award winning wines Several area restaurants will also be featuring their signature ...

    Comment by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


  • Virginia Event Posting... which looks quite groovy. What: Vintage Virginia Wine Festival When: 5/30 & 5/31 Where: Bull Run Regional Park Special Event's Center, Centerville, VA Link to event website: http://atwproductions.com/index.php?pr=vvhome !http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv120/lorrainecurry_photos/Vintage-Virginia-Wine-Festi.jpg! H...

    Comment by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


  • Description edited for this page.

    Page modification by 83884ChipDWood 83884 ChipDWood


prev 1 ...  3 4 5 6 7  ...  141 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Virginia wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network