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February 15, 2024

Introducing the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup Medalists

The 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup medalists are here! After evaluating over 750 entries, world-class judges, led by competition director Frank Morgan, awarded 138 gold medals to 79 wineries, cideries and […]

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February 28, 2023

The 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup goes to…

Since 1982, the Virginia Governor’s Cup® has highlighted the growth and innovation of the Virginia Wine industry. The competition, hosted by the Virginia Wineries Association, is one of the nation’s […]

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February 8, 2023

Norton Trailblazer: Jenni McCloud

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Jenni McCloud who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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January 22, 2023

6 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Taste the Best of Virginia at the Governor’s Cup Gala

Since the late 1970’s, Virginia Wine has been carving its rightful place in the wine world. Drawing from early discoveries and constantly evolving through experimentation, winemakers across the Commonwealth showcase […]

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January 13, 2023

A Catalyst for Cider: Diane Flynt

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Diane Flynt who set their sights on producing wine (or cider in this case) in […]

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December 28, 2022

A Toast to Virginia Bubbly

Popping open a bottle of bubbles elevates any celebration, whether it be holiday gatherings, ringing in the new year or commemorating a special occasion. And, with an increase in sparkling […]

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December 19, 2022

Hobbyist turned History: Emma Randel

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like the Smiths who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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December 6, 2022

Winter Experiences with Virginia Wine

Celebrate the season with Virginia Wine! Wineries across the state are offering winter experiences with cozy getaways, festive activities and world-class wine all throughout the holidays.  Looking to share the […]

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December 2, 2022

Virginia Wine Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are hastening on, but be sure to include Virginia Wine in your gifting this season! From one-of-a-kind experiences to special bottles of local Virginia Wine, there’s a perfect […]

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November 14, 2022

Champion of Vinifera: Treville Lawrence

Before there were 300+ wineries and over 5,000 acres of grapes, there were pioneers like Treville Lawrence who set their sights on producing wine in the Commonwealth— pursuing the potential […]

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