“V” appellations


Perhaps the oldest wine growing region in the United States, Labrusca grapes were harvested from Virginia's first vineyard in 1608. It was a disappointing harvest, and Virginia vignerons failed to get Vinifera grapes to take off. Prohibition wiped out the remaining grape-growing businesses, and it wasn't until the 1960s that Virginia's wine industry began to take off again. Today, there are over 90 wineries that have planted 2,300 acres of vines around the state of Virginia.

The vignerons have had trouble determining the best varietals to grow in Virginia's warm and extremely humid climate. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon have long been the preferred varietals because of their name recognition and market success. But recently, Cabernet Franc, Viognier and hybrids such as Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc have been found to thrive in Virginia's harsh environment. The native American varietals Concord, Delaware, Niagara and Norton are still planted in abundance.

Virginia AVAs include Monticello, North Fork of Roanoake, Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace, Rocky Knob, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Virginia's Eastern Shore.


United States → Virginia

Appellation Type

American State

Wineries (61)

Abingdon Vineyard
AmRhein Wine Cellars
Boundary Rock Farm
Boxwood Winery
Breaux Vineyards
Christensen Ridge
Chrysalis Vineyards
Cooper Vineyards
Davis Valley Winery
Dye's Vineyards
Farfelu Vineyards
Fincastle Vineyard and Winery
Gadino Cellars
Gioiosa Winery
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Grayhaven Winery
Hartwood Winery
Hickory Hill Vineyards
Hidden Brook Winery
Hillsborough Vineyards
Hummel Vineyards
James River Cellars
Lake Anna Winery
Linden Vineyards
Lost Creek Winery
Loudoun Valley Vineyards
Mediterranean Cellars
MountainRose Vineyards
Naked Mountain Vineyard
Oasis Winery
Old House Vineyards
Peaks of Otter Winery
Pearmund Cellars
Piedmont Vineyards and Winery
Potomac Point Winery
Prince Michel and Rapidan River Vineyards
Rappahannock Cellars
Rebec Vineyards
Rockbridge Vineyard
Rogers Ford Farm Winery
Rose River Vineyards and Trout Farm
Rosemont of Virginia
Rosemont Winery
Sharp Rock Vineyards
Smokehouse Winery
Stillhouse Vineyards
Stonewall Vineyards and Winery
Swedenburg Estate Vineyard
Tarara Vineyard and Winery
The Boxwood Winery
Three Fox Vineyards
Tomahawk Mill Vineyard and Winery
Unicorn Winery
Waterford Vineyards
White Rock Vineyards and Winery
Williamsburg Winery
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
Windham Winery
Woodland Vineyard

Wines (20)

2008 Blackridge Red Virginia Dessert
NV Lake Country Sunset (Silver Medal - Wines of the South) Virginia Dessert
2009 Kilravock - CQA Approved Virginia Red
2009 Cabernet Franc - CQA Approved Virginia Red
2009 Merlot Virginia Red
2009 Syrah - CQA Approved Virginia Red
NV Lake Country Red - 2nd Edition Virginia Red
2009 Traminette (Bronze Medal - VA Governors Cup) Virginia White
TOPIARY The Boxwood Winery Virginia Red
Potomac Point Winery Norton Virginia 2008 Virginia Red
Burnley Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia 1998 Virginia Red
Three Fox Vineyards Nebbiolo Virginia 2008 Virginia Red
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon 2005 Virginia Red
Williamsburg Virginia NV Virginia Red
Williamsburg Winery Virginia Trianon Reserve 2005 Virginia Red
Williamsburg Winery Virginia 2003 Virginia White
Williamsburg Winery Virginia 2005 Virginia White
Davis Valley Winery Virginia 2006 Virginia White
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Virginia 2004 Virginia Red
Jefferson Vineyards Monticello Cabernet Franc 2003 Virginia Red