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If the tourism folks are right and Virginia is for lovers, then the Old Dominion is one more proof that where there’s love, there’s good wine. “The eastern state that, after New York, offers the most excitement today is unquestionably Virginia,” write Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson in The World Atlas of Wine. While at least a few Virginia vintners and oenophiles would dispute its placement behind New York, the point is that world-leading wine authorities are taking notice of the growth that Virginia’s wine industry is experiencing. Sometimes it seems like everything in Virginia has historical significance, and its vineyards are no exception. As England established its foothold in North America with the first Virginia colonies, hopes were high that the new land could support grapegrowing and eventually supply wine to the ever-thirsty British. A 1619 law mandated each (male) colonist to cultivate at least ten grapevines. But the dreams of viticultural glory were slow to be realized–these early attempts were foiled by phylloxera and other harsh conditions that the primitive farming methods of the era couldn’t overcome. Over a century later, despite his great love of wine (not to mention his great wealth) Thomas Jefferson didn’t have much better luck. His numerous experiments planting vines near Monticello failed to yield a single bottle, and his compatriot George Washington experienced similar frustrations at Mt. Vernon. It wasn’t until the 1970s when farmers and winemakers truly began to realize the potential of Virginia’s terroir. Healthier vineyards and better wines appeared, spurred by emerging research and outside investment–such as the successful Italian wine producer Zonin starting the still-outstanding Barboursville Vineyards. Today Virginia has risen to an impressive 5th place in the state-by-state count of total operating wineries, with more than 200 wineries. The Charlottesville area (in Monticello AVA) is home to many of the best Virginia wineries, and benefits–both in tourism and cutting-edge research–from its proximity to the University of Virginia. The quality of Virginia’s wines is clearly on the ascent as well, winning praise both inside and outside the Commonwealth. Renowned British critic Oz Clarke is a particular fan, placing Breaux Vineyards’ Viognier (produced in Loudoun County, in the northeastern part of the state) on his list of 250 best wines in the world. Viognier indeed makes the best and most unique white wines in Virginia, at its best producing honeyed, perfumed, substantial juice that has serious aging potential. Chardonnay also does well, and if you tour the state you will find many fun (if few memorable) off-dry whites made from hybrids like Seyval Blanc and Vidal. No one should miss the sparkling wines of Trump Winery (formerly Kluge Estate), which stand with the best in America. Virginia’s red wines are never overripe and at their best combine earthiness and spice with just enough dark fruit character. Cabernet Franc probably has the edge over the other Bordeaux varietals, as its peppery complexity is well-suited to the cool climate. That said, there are many delicious Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons to be found, not to mention curious and sometimes eye-opening experiments with grapes like Tannat and Petit Verdot. Regardless of where Virginia in fact stands relative to New York or any other state, no one can deny that it has come a long way since the viticultural failures of America’s first English settlers, and that it is making a very strong case for the potential of wine on the East Coast. With over 100 wineries within a two hour drive of Washington, DC, a trip to the nation’s capital isn’t complete without a visit to a Virginia winery. Scroll down to find Virginia’s best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists Virginia wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of Virginia’s best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Advocate. The “All Virginia Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of Virginia wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Virginia wine country.

Montdomaine Vineyard – Closed

Montdomaine Vineyard - Closed | Charlottesville, Virginia | Monticello Wineries

cat-icon 5134 Viewmont West Drive Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Byrd Cellars

Byrd Cellars | Goochland, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 5847 River Road West Goochland, Virginia 23063


Quievremont | Washington, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 162 Gidbrown Hollow Rd #335 Washington, Virginia 22747

50 West Vineyards – Closed

50 West Vineyards - Closed | Middleburg, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 39060 John Mosby Hwy Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery

Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery | Louisa, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 206 Harris Creek Road Louisa, Virginia 23093

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery | Max Meadows, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 2228 Fort Chiswell Rd.  Max Meadows, Virginia 24630

General’s Ridge Vineyard

General's Ridge Vineyard | Hague, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 1618 Weldons Drive Hague, Virginia 22469

50West Vineyards

50West Vineyards | Middleburg, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 39060 John Mosby Highway Middleburg, Virginia 20117

Jacey Vineyards

Jacey Vineyards | Wicomico Church, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 619 Train Lane Wicomico Church, Virginia 22579

The Hague Winery

The Hague Winery | Hague, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 8268 Cople Hwy Hague, Virginia 22469

Fincastle Vineyard

Fincastle Vineyard | Fincastle, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 203 Maple Ridge Lane Fincastle, Virginia 24090

Monroe Bay Vineyard

Monroe Bay Vineyard | Colonial Beach, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Winerie

cat-icon Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443

Oak Crest Vineyard

Oak Crest Vineyard | King George, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 8215 Oak Crest Drive King George, Virginia 22485

Athena Vineyard & Winery – Closed

Athena Vineyard & Winery - Closed | Heathsville, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birt

cat-icon 3138 Jesse Dupont Memorial Highway Heathsville, Virginia 22473

Hartwood Winery

Hartwood Winery | Fredericksburg, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 345 Hartwood Rd. Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

Vault Field Vineyards

Vault Field Vineyards | Kinsale, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 2953 Kings Mill Rd. Kinsale, Virginia 22488

James River Cellars

James River Cellars | Glen Allen, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

Belle Mount Vineyards – Closed

Belle Mount Vineyards - Closed | Warsaw, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace

Good Luck Cellars

Good Luck Cellars | Kilmarnock, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace Wineries

cat-icon 1025 Good Luck Road Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482

Grace Estate Winery

Grace Estate Winery | Crozet, Virginia | Monticello Wineries

cat-icon 5273 Mount Juliet Farm Crozet, Virginia 22932

Little Washington Winery

Little Washington Winery | Washington, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 72 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, Virginia 22747

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery

Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery | Stafford, Virginia | Northern Neck George Washington Birthplace

Flying Fox Vineyard

Flying Fox Vineyard | Afton, Virginia | Monticello Wineries

cat-icon 27 Chapel Hollow Road Afton, Virginia 22920

Ramulose Ridge Vineyards

Ramulose Ridge Vineyards | Moneta, Virginia | Virginia Wineries

cat-icon 3061 Hendricks Store Road Moneta, Virginia 24121

Bluestone Vineyard

Bluestone Vineyard | Bridgewater, Virginia | Shenandoah Valley Wineries

cat-icon 4828 Spring Creek Road Bridgewater, Virginia 22812