West Virginia

The Mountain State

Despite not becoming a state until 1860, the first winery opened in 1856 in Dunbar (then Virginia).  The wine cellars have been preserved by the town and the location is a park.

West Virginia

West Virginia Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 23
  • Kanawha River Valley AVA
  • Ohio River Valley AVA
  • Shenandoah Valley AVA
Wine Trails: None
Year 1st Winery Established 1856
Varietals Cultivated: Aurore, Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Concord, De Chaunac, Fredonia, Marechal Foch, Niagara, Norton, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, St. Pepin, St. Vincent, Van Buren, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles
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