Facebook pixel

Wines from Virginia

The region with the Dynamic Wine Industry

Virginia, which is located on the east coast of the United States, is found to be having a dynamic wine industry at present.

The quantity of wines produced in the state has increased dramatically in the recent past.

It is to be noted that the state had only 6 wineries in the year 1979. But, at present, the number of wineries in Virginia is more than 230.

You should have understood why I mentioned Virginia as the dynamic wine industry now, right? Here you will learn some more about the state’s viticulture and viniculture.

Wine grape varieties


Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

Looking at Virginia as a Wine Region

The state’s history of wine production was started as early as the 1600s when an experiment was made to cultivate vines here. However, this attempt was unsuccessful!

In the early 1900s, the state was well regarded for its wines and by the year 2012, the number of wineries in the state has crossed 230.

We can see that most of these wineries are small and family-owned. Currently, the state is found to be having almost 3,000 acres under wine grape cultivation, which are producing a total yield of 7,500 tons each year.

Thus, the state stands fifth in terms of both the vineyard area, as well as the grape production in the country. Furthermore, there are as many as seven American Viticultural Areas within the state now.

Geography and Climate of Virginia

The state of Virginia is found to be located immediately south of Maryland and is covering almost 110,750 square kilometres of land.

We can find that the geography and topography are varied from east to west.

Thus, the entire state can be subdivided into 5 distinct climatic regions as follows:

  • Appalachian Plateau
  • Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region
  • Blue Ridge
  • Piedmont
  • Atlantic Coastal Plain

When it comes to soil types, the western parts of the state are having granite-based soils whereas, the eastern parts are found to be sandy.

Due to these diverse conditions, undoubtedly, the wines that are being produced in the state are also varying in taste, varietal, and flavour.

List of Virginia AVAs

The seven AVAs of Virginia are:

George Washington Birthplace AVA

This AVA includes the counties of:

  • Westmoreland
  • King George
  • Northumberland
  • Lancaster
  • Richmond

The major wine varietals of this AVA are:

Middleburg AVA
This AVA is found to be encompassing the Town of Middleburg. This, which covers 229 acres, is having 24 wineries plus 8 vineyards.

Monticello AVA
This is located in the central part of Piedmont and is found to be encompassing the Southwest Mountain, which is a small ridge.

North Fork of Roanoke AVA
This is located on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mountains. The major wine varietals of this AVA are:

Rocky Knob AVA
This is located on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southwestern part of Virginia.

Shenandoah Valley AVA
This includes the counties of:

  • Frederick
  • Clarke
  • Warren
  • Shenandoah
  • Page
  • Rockingham
  • Augusta
  • Rockbridge
  • Botetourt
  • Amherst

Virginia’s Eastern Shore AVA
This is located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Grape Varieties of Virginia:



Tharani Rajamanickam

Tharani Rajamanickam


I am Tharani, I have Bachelors degree in Biotechnology. I am passionate about the wine industry and continue to explore, learn and share and I bring in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you keep updated with best wines in the world. Stay tuned..

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Vineyards in Piedmont, Italy

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Read also about other Wine Regions

Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants

Visit the Region

Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

A tour to the vineyards where your favourite wine was made, is an adventure that cannot be explained as you have to explore it for yourself.
Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol, which is among the internationally popular wine regions, is located in the Provence region of France.
Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti is produced in a region of Tuscany, the Chianti region is huge and overlaps several other prominent wine growing regions
The Secret behind Alsace Wines

The Secret behind Alsace Wines

Alsace wine, also known as Alsatian wine is one of the many wine varieties that are grown in the Alsace region of France. These have a Germanic influence on them and is primarily is white.
No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here