Fall days in Virginia’s wine country energize the senses. Winding roads pass by majestic farms ablaze with color. The cool mornings dawn with gentle sunshine, until deep blue skies blanket the mountains. In the foothills of those mountains lie fields lined with vines heavy with promise.
In Virginia, more than anywhere else in the South, that promise rings true. The state is by far the leader in our region for consistently good wine. Virginia’s acreage devoted to wineries and the number of wineries here have more than doubled in the past 20 years. That translates into more feedback from the soil (telling vintners what grows best) and from consumers (telling them what sells best).