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.
|Number of Wineries:||221|
|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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