Virginia is for white wine lovers — even Thomas Jefferson was a Virginia white wine enthusiast. Virginia boasts over 4,000 acres under the vine, with 8 distinct AVAs. From the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah Valley, and the Chesapeake Bay, to the Eastern Shores, the growing regions vary heavily throughout the state, enabling them to successfully work with a range of grapes.
In Central Virginia, you can discover the biggest portion of wineries. Barboursville Vineyards makes beautiful, age-worthy Italian varietals, Blenheim Vineyards (owned by Dave Matthews) focuses on sustainable winemaking, Early Mountain Vineyards makes clean and vibrant low-intervention wines, go enjoy some polo while taking pleasure in premium wines from King Family Vineyards, for French garagiste-style wines, Stinson Vineyards is the area, Veritas delivers sensational sparklers, and Lightwell Study Winery is where to go for the funk and weirdness.
On the Eastern Shores, you can discover The Williamsburg Winery, which boasts huge, hearty red wines. Northern Virginia is house to Boxwood Winery, where you can find Bordeaux-style red wines, or for a bon temperature, head to Breaux Vineyards. And Stone Tower Winery provides great wines in a stylish setting. These are just a handful of what Virginia needs to offer– there have to do with 300 wineries across the state! There is so much more to this great area, where the backdrop of each tasting space is always spectacular, and the white wine is similarly captivating.