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September 22, 2022

Fall into Virginia Wine Month this October

The arrival of fall is celebrated with the annual tradition of Virginia Wine Month. Dating back to 1988, each October is a chance to toast to the bountiful harvest and […]

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May 24, 2022

The Father of Virginia wines: Gabriele Rausse

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 4,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Gabriele Rausse who set their sights on grape growing and winemaking in the Commonwealth— recognizing […]

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May 3, 2022

A Reason to Celebrate

Whether it’s an official holiday, a pre-planned weekend trip or simply a beautiful day spent indulging in Virginia Wine, time spent in Virginia Wine Country is special no matter the […]

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April 19, 2022

Spring Awakening in Virginia’s Vineyards

Photo by Blenheim Vineyards Around this time each year, Virginia’s vineyards are coming out of dormancy and showing signs of new growth. Bud break is a term described as “the […]

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April 11, 2022

A Wine Lover’s Tasting Guide to the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup Case

The Governor’s Cup Case consists of the 12 highest scoring Virginia wines from the Virginia Governor’s Cup competition. As the top-scoring bottles out of 615 entries from across the Commonwealth, these award-winning […]

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March 31, 2022

The Women of Virginia Wine

“We are few, but we are mighty,” said Melanie Natoli, winemaker and vineyard manager at Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg, referring to the strong and growing set of women […]

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March 29, 2022

The 40th Anniversary

Two years after the last in-person event to commemorate the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Cup®, the #vawine community gathered once again on March 24 in honor of the 40th anniversary of […]

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March 10, 2022

Your Virginia Wine Adventure Awaits

With over 300 wineries across the Commonwealth to choose from, the 2022 Gold Medal Wine Trail helps narrow your search and connects you with some of the best #vawine has […]

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February 28, 2022

A Virginia Wine Celebration to Remember

Since 1982, the Virginia Governor’s Cup® competition has been recognizing the top wines produced across the Commonwealth. Normally, it concludes with a special evening where industry, media and trade members […]

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February 24, 2022

10 Facts About the Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition

1. It has a long-lasting history of recognizing the top Virginia wines.  2022 is the 40th anniversary of the first Virginia Governor’s Cup® competition. Since then, hundreds of winemakers have […]

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