Virginia makes decent wine? That’s what I first asked myself when trying my first glass of “Virginia Wine” at the Wine Bloggers Conference this year. As a wine professional, I am aware that all states make wine and many have vineyards, but I have not ventured into Virginia until now.
After first sip, I realized there was probably more to this “Virginia Wine” then I had thought. Well balanced, fruit forward, and hints of what I would expect from the grape varietals being poured… I had to explore more!
Virginia has many food and wine events. Because it is so close to Washington DC, it is rapidly becoming the next foodie destination for great restaurants, chefs, and slowly but surely wine. Tasting rooms and vineyards are becoming weekend destinations for both seasonal hang outs and events as well as weddings.
Check out my trip to Virginia, where I explored some of the wines, vineyards, and got some insight. This year’s vintage was a difficult one, but they pulled it through and are awaiting to pick the grapes for harvest.