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 »

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Popular wines made in Virginia under $20

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Varietals Produced in Virginia View all

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

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Popular Wineries in Virginia View all

  • Woodland Vineyard

    Woodland Vineyard is a small family-owned and operated vineyard and farm winery located in Midlot...

  • White Hall Vineyards

    White Hall Vineyards is a farm winery located just thirteen miles from historic Charlottesville, ...

  • Peaks of Otter Winery

    Located at the foot of the Peaks of Otter and near the National D-day Memorial. Our ancestors set...

  • Chateau Morrisette

    Chateau Morrisette Winery is one of Southwest Virginia's premier destinations for award-winning w...

  • Valhalla Vineyards

    Valhalla was conceived as a vineyard and winery to allow us to strive for perfection. Is there an...

  • Villa Appalaccia Winery

    A unique experience of Virginia Wine and Virginia Wineries is defined by a visit to Villa Appalac...

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  • Perhaps my purchase of mostly Spanish wines yesterday afternoon at my favorite ... favorite wine shop in McLean Virginia (Chain Bridge Cellars) will show that I also look for good deals.  These five bottles totaled less than $60, and that one on the left was about $20.  I see some of the best deals for Spanish and French wines out here, given ... Read More

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  • I'd been assuming he (and OT) were also 'handy men' as Ethel or ... ... Plumbing Company, East Virginia Blu Read More

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  • This afternoon was special for us.  We attended the 'Fete de la ... ... our only wine club here in Virginia, RdV Vineyards.  This was all about celebrating the flowering of the vines, but it was still a little early for the flowers to be showing themselves due to the recent cold weather and two weeks of rain. Rutger was there to discuss the vi... Read More

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  • Nice picture of the hard to photograph hummingbirds.On Friday we were in the Mosaic District of Virginia to get eye exams, dine at Brine, and watch the new movie Money Monster.  The movie was quite good and we recommend it.  Oh, we also did a wine tasting at Sip & Swirl, a nice wine shop we've visited a few times.  We bought the Chardonnay and t... Read More

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  • Big 25-year reunion party last night at a hotel near the Dulles Airport in Virginia.  We spent the night so there were no worries about driving home late at night.  It was a cash bar though so we only had a couple of glasses of wine.  It was fun meeting old co-workers from this program that brought us out here from California back in 1991.  We n... Read More

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  • Michael Shaps Voignier White 2008

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    Amazing wine! Read More

    Wine review by Donna George


  • Ixsir Rose Altitudes 2014

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    Had this with lunch at Mercat Bistro about a month ago. Completely lovely. Soft, with bits of peach, ripe grapefruit, and strawberry, along with almond and baking spices. Creamy and lush in the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • I think we only had to cancel a tasting room in McMinnville, Oregon. ... just ... ... just before returning to Virgini Read More

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  • We've filled out an inquiry on Kelly's web site asking about stopping ... of the bottles out here in Virginia but I doubt I'll find on Read More

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  • We've tried several Malbec bottles in the $10-$20 price range and in ... ... Tyson's Corner mall of Virginia.  This was our second visit and we enjoyed it even more since we ordered a full bottle this time.  The appetizers are wonderful here and that's all we had on our first visit - as we had plans for dinner about four hours later that eveni... Read More

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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