wine history dates back to the colonial days of Thomas Jefferson,
when the former U.S. President decided to experiment with
vines on his plantation in historic Monticello. Since then,
Virginia has slowly blossomed into a reputable winemaking
area, growing from six wineries in 1979 to 75 and counting
Vinifera Wine Growers Association
One of the oldest wine organizations on the east
coast, this national wine trade association conducts national
and international wine events as well as lobbies lawmakers to
support overall U.S. wine industry objectives. VWGA also sponsors
the annual Virginia Wine Festival.
Virginia Wineries Association
This association is a winery trade group that
sponsors the Governor's Cup Wine Competition and the Vintage Virginia
Wine Festival. VWA also develops and pursues legislative agendas
with the General Assembly and the Virginia U.S. Congressional
Virginia Vineyards Association
The VVA promotes information exchange and cooperation
among viticulturists, wineries and the enology program at Virginia
Tech. Objectives include increasing commercial grape acreage and
promoting products made from Virginia grapes.
A destination management organization for Loudoun, VA, Visit Loudoun seeks to promote the region as DC's wine country and provide travel information and resources for visitors. From sporting and trailblazing along the tumbling hills of horse country to tasting and romancing in quaint towns and storied villages, this spirited destination in Northern Virginia offers a breath of fresh air, with an exquisite sense of taste.