Posted October 2006
Virginia Wine Regions
(VIRGINIA) – Many things grow in the beautiful, lush, and green
rolling hills of Virginia – and the number of the state’s wineries
are one of those things. Now at more than 100 and growing, viticulture
is fast becoming an important industry for the state, and a fun
activity for the visitor.
Virginia has five main wine regions. Each of these wine regions
has many interesting and varied wineries to visit, a number of
them located along wine trails and wine ways.
Northern Virginia: Closely located to Washington, D.C. and Dulles
International Airport, the Northern region boasts a significant
number of the state’s wineries.
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Central Virginia: Here is where Thomas Jefferson started making
wine centuries ago. Also closely located to DC and Dulles, this
region wine trails have more than 20 of the states wineries
positioned along them.
Eastern Virginia: Situated south of DC, many of this region’s
wineries are also easy drives from Dulles. This wine region is
not as densely populated with wineries as the Central and Northern
Shenandoah Region: Breathtakingly beautiful, the Shenandoah
is very popular during harvest (fall) when the leaves turn spectacular
shades of red, orange, and gold. If you are flying into DC and
Dulles, these wineries are located the farthest from this large
airport. Expect to drive several hours from DC to visit this
Southwestern Virginia: The Blue Ridge wineries make their home
on these spectacular mountainsides. Also not quite as many wineries
at this time as the Central and Northern regions. Check out the
Blue Ridge Wine Trail (not to be confused with the Blue Ridge
Wine Way in the Northern Virginia region) www.blueridgewinetrail.com.
Virginia loves to celebrate its wine culture and hosts many
festivals and events. It is likely that you can find something
going on almost every weekend. October is the state’s official
wine month and there are many activities
set up to help give people a reason to get out and enjoy the
Read our Wine
Tasting Tips in Virginia
Get information on Virginia’s wineries on the WineCountry.com