Virginia’s Wine Country

Visit Virginia’s award-winning wineries and vineyards – a wine trail will guide you – and taste the state’s great vintages.

Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia, winery, vineyard, wine, fall, scenic, USA
Barboursville Vineyards near Charlottesville, Virginia
Jefferson Vineyards in Virginia
Jefferson Vineyards (Photo Credit: Jefferson Vineyards courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation)
Breaux Vineyards, Loudoun County, Virginia
Poplar Forest Wine Festival near Lynchburg, Virginia
Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia, winery, vineyard, wine, fall, scenic, USA
Jefferson Vineyards in Virginia

Experience the distinctive tastes and scenic landscapes of Virginia by embarking on a winery tour of the state’s flourishing wine-making industry.

With more than 275 vineyards and wineries and 24 wine trails, Virginia is the undeniable heart of the Capital Region’s wine industry. It has been named one of the top five up-and-coming wine destinations in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine.

Although the first grape-growing attempts were made by the settlers in Jamestown, it is only since the 1950s that Virginia has flourished into an internationally recognized wine region.

Today, wineries are spread throughout every area of the state, with the densest concentrations found within the Northern and Central regions. This makes for an easy day-long Virginia winery tour from Washington, DC, which visitors can enjoy themselves or with the aid of a hired guide and driver.

Many wineries are located near historic landmarks, which can be an interesting way to pair sightseeing with taste-testing.

Explore wine and cuisine throughout the region.

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