March 20, 2019

A Guide to Springtime in Virginia Wine Country

Seasonal Wine Country

Spring has officially sprung! As the weather begins to warm and we all shake off the winter blues, Virginia Wine Country is beckoning us to visit. When you’re filling your calendar with exciting outdoor activities, make sure to put Virginia Wine destinations on your list.

Enjoy the outdoors

There’s no better way to cap a hiking trip than settling into a beautiful tasting room with a glass of refreshing wine. When you’re mapping out your trails, find one close to your favorite winery. Rather pedal than walk? There’s a place to do that, too. If you want to do something a little more outside the box, horseback riding can be found throughout the state (1234), and one winery offers a kayak trip right up to the tasting room.

Wine and dine

Pair the gorgeous weather with a meal at a winery. Indulge in weekend brunch, find a great food event, or enjoy a special wine dinner. Dozens of wineries also have a dedicated picnic area — so pack a basket of your favorite snacks, a blanket, and grab some wine in the tasting room to enjoy.


Festivals are one of the most fun ways to discover wines you enjoy while spending time outside with friends. Because of Virginia’s diverse regions, there’s a festival for everyone. You can celebrate cherry blossomsHoliRosébud break, and more. Events are continuously updated by wineries throughout the season, so make sure to check back when you find yourself with a free weekend to fill it with #vawine.

Pick up your favorites

Springtime could mean your palate is ready for something a little lighter and more refreshing. If you love the pink drink, stock up on rosés from around the state. Crisp wines are perfect during the longer daytime hours (we also highly recommend Virginia Petit Manseng to satisfy this crispy craving). Or maybe you want to try something completely unexpected — look for RkatsiteliAlbariño, or Gewürztraminer.

We hope you enjoy Spring in the Commonwealth! Continue to check back here for more activities, pairing recommendations, and all things #vawine.

Seasonal Wine Country

More Virginia Wine Stories

June 21, 2022

Your Guide to Planning the Ultimate Virginia Wine Getaway

Summer is officially here and that means vacations, extended weekends and special excursions with friends and family. From planning your winery stops to setting up top-notch lodging and food experiences […]

Read More

May 24, 2022

Sip into Summer with Virginia Wine

From light and bright whites to rosé and cider, your new favorite glass awaits. Summer time calls for easy-drinking, refreshing bottles. Taste through the suggested wines below and explore this Light & […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

January 11, 2022

New Year, New Virginia Wine Experiences

The start of 2022 marks another year of Virginia Wine adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences. From new fans to longtime supporters, there’s an adventure around the corner for everyone. With 300+ […]

Read More

December 28, 2021

Cheers to the New Year!

The local farmers and small businesses that make up Virginia Wine could not be more thankful for the support and love you’ve shared, especially over the past few years. The […]

Read More

December 13, 2021

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

(& How to Spend It with Virginia Wine) A chill enlivens the air, holiday lights are aglow and Virginia wineries open their doors for cozy getaways and specially curated wine […]

Read More

November 29, 2021

Winter in Virginia Wine Country

Photo: Cana Vineyards As the winter season sets in and brings cooler days, Virginia Wine Country remains as beautiful and welcoming as ever. Explore offerings from wineries all across the […]

Read More


Learn More