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Charlottesville Women Making an Impact in Wine

Charlottesville Women Making an Impact in Wine

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia and the Monticello American Viticultural Area have been at the epicenter of Virginia’s recent viticultural expansion, even landing Wine Enthusiast’s coveted “Wine Region of the Year” accolade at the end of 2023—a distinction that saw this relatively new wine region eclipse centuries-old winemaking destinations like Provence, France, and Lambrusco, Italy. And in…

Culinary Pairings in Charlottesville

Culinary Pairings in Charlottesville

Written By: The Local Palate Published: 2.21.2024 The Charlottesville area has solidified its position as a premier destination for wine lovers looking for culinary pairings. Charlottesville was recently named Wine Region of the Year in Wine Enthusiast’s prestigious Wine Star Awards. Among five global nominees, the Charlottesville area was the only one in North America, surpassing renowned wine growing regions…

What’s New in Charlottesville & Albemarle County in 2024

What’s New in Charlottesville & Albemarle County in 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2024 Media Contact: Brantley Ussery Director of Marketing & Public Relations bussery@albemarle.org 434.953.0005 WHAT’S NEW IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY IN 2024 Opening of several new wineries in Wine Enthusiast’s “Wine Region of the Year,” new and renovated lodging options, plus several new culinary offerings throughout the region. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA –…

The 10 Best Virginia Wineries To Visit For Wine Tastings & Tours

The 10 Best Virginia Wineries To Visit For Wine Tastings & Tours

By Molly Frazier, Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide, Published: September 26, 2022  Whether you’re planning a girls’ trip, a family vacation, or a romantic getaway, visiting wineries in Virginia is a great way to see the beauty of my home state. You’ll find an abundance of options all along the Virginia wine trails, from wineries…

New Charlottesville facility aims to reduce the costs of independent wine making

New Charlottesville facility aims to reduce the costs of independent wine making

By Keagan Hughes, NBC29 News, Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 10:50 AM EDT  CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Eastwood Farm and Winery says it is in the next steps of its project for a new downtown facility. Co-founder Athena Eastwood says starting a winery from the ground up can be hard on the wallet. Now, she is trying to cut out…

All About Virginia Rosé Wines

All About Virginia Rosé Wines

Wine & Country Life | Words By: Frank MorganPublished on July 20, 2023 Top 2023 Rosé Wines From Virginia Wineries The official start to summer is here and temperatures across Virginia are already soaring. Local wineries are releasing their 2022 Rosé wines just in time. What started as a trend has quickly become a popular…

5 Wines To Cool Down With In Charlottesville & Albemarle County This Summer

5 Wines To Cool Down With In Charlottesville & Albemarle County This Summer

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau | Written By: Tasha Durrett, Founder of Black Women Who Wine Published June 2023 Summer is here and that means wine choices turn to lighter, more refreshing options. So, out with the red wines and in with the whites. Right? Not so fast. Some reds deserve a slight chill…

20+ Charlottesville Area Wineries To Discover On The 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Trail

20+ Charlottesville Area Wineries To Discover On The 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Trail

By: Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau | Published February 2023 Looking for the best wines in Charlottesville and Albemarle County? The Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition is one of the ways wineries and retailers judge excellence within the Virginia wine industry. Read on to see why these awards are so prestigious and for tips…

The Wine is Fine in Charlottesville

The Wine is Fine in Charlottesville

FLORIDA TODAY | By: Maria Sonnenberg Published on January 5, 2023 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Try as he could, Thomas Jefferson never managed to encourage vitis vinifera, aka grapevines, to grow at his beloved Monticello. That was unfortunate, since the Founding Father so enjoyed his vin that he yearly imported from France 600 bottles from outstanding…