September 21, 2021

Planning for Virginia Wine Month 2021

October is Virginia Wine Month.

Dating back to 1988, Virginia Wine lovers from all over have embraced the season by supporting local farmers and producers, adventuring through Virginia’s vineyards and toasting to the Harvest. Even before formal celebrations, there’s always been something magical about October in Virginia Wine Country. 

A hint of a chill enlivens the air. The foliage bursts with brilliant color. And glasses everywhere are raised to celebrate the harvest. The perfect backdrop for a new adventure. 

Plan Your Visit

Discover the magic for yourself—pick a vineyard or a weekend. Plot out the perfect itinerary or follow wherever the road takes you to explore the shifting landscape and extraordinary wines of Virginia.

Create an account on virginiawine.org and download the app to access saved itineraries, explore nearby stops and find events all at the click of a button. Request a winery guide for a physical statewide map. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Gold Medal Wine Trail this October to connect you with some of the best wineries Virginia has to offer and to receive discounts and prizes along the way. 

Plan Your Celebration

You will find an array of special events around the state throughout October. Find what interests you and start planning your adventure. 

Harvest Party

Harvest Party is a day for the Commonwealth to come together to toast the richness of our region. People in the city, the country and on the shore gather in restaurants, vineyards, private homes and open fields for a feast of Virginia-grown food and wine.

October 16 marks the official day to celebrate Harvest Party. Head here to learn more, find featured events, bundles and offerings, or learn how to throw your own.

You can always bring the celebration home with you! Purchase Virginia Wine from featured partners and local retailers and share it with friends and family as you toast to the season. Try a new pairing with your favorite wine, or explore a unique Virginia varietal.

Plan Your Stay

There’s so much to do and see in Virginia Wine Country during the month of October, so make the most of it and extend your adventure. Partners across the state are offering special accommodation packages just for that. 

Or find overnight options in the vineyards as you make your way through wine country. 


Enjoy celebrating all Virginia Wine Month has to offer and follow along throughout the month— #vawinemonth, #harvestpartyva.

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