Old Dominion

Winemaking was one of the original reasons for colonizing Virginia.  Unfortunately the vinifera grapes would not cooperate.  Even Thomas Jefferson was unable to produce wine at Monticello despite trying for 30 years.  It wasn’t until the 19th century and new, hybrid grape varietals that wine was able to be consistently produced in Virginia.


Virginia Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 221
  • Monticello AVA
  • North Fork of Roanoke AVA
  • Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace AVA
  • Rocky Knob AVA
  • Shenandoah Valley AVA
  • Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA
Wine Trails:
  • Artisanal Wineries of Rappahannock County
  • Bedford County Wine Trail
  • Blue Ridge Wine Trail
  • Blue Ridge Wine Way
  • Botetourt County Wine Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
  • Eastern Shore Wine Trail
  • Fauquier County Wine Trail
  • Foothills Scenic Wine Trail
  • Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
  • Loudoun Wine Trail
  • Monticello Wine Trail
  • Mountain Road Wine Experience
  • Shenandoah County Wine Trail
  • Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail
  • Southern Virginia Wine Trail
  • The General’s Wine and History Trail
  • Tuskie’s Wine Trail
Year 1st Winery Established 1608
Varietals Cultivated: Albariño, Barbera, Black Muscat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Colombard, Concord, Corot Noir, De Chaunac, Fer, Gewürztraminer, Graciano, Grüner Veltliner, Malbec, Malvasia, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Munson, Muscat Canelli, Muscat Ottonel, Nebbiolo, Niagara, Norton, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Primitivo, Riesling, Rkatziteli, Roussanne, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Scheurebe, Semillon, Seyval Blanc, Steuben, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Tinta Cão, Touriga Nacional, Traminette, Trebbiano, Verdelho, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Villard Blanc, Viognier, Zinfandel
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