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I’ve been tasting wine in Virginia for over 20 years.  The growth and change in the Virginia wine industry has been spectacular, and I’ve had a front row seat.  These are my field trips to, and reviews of Virginia wineries.

I’m often asked by friends (and friends of friends) to recommend a “good” Virginia winery.  I always hesitate to answer because “good” means different things to different people.  I tend to mentally rate wineries based first on the quality of the wines, then on other aesthetics like setting and service.  My own preference is for winemaking as craft, not an entertainment venue.

I have over 20 years of armchair wine tasting experience, but I do not work for (nor am I affiliated with) any Virginia Winery.  My palate and my opinions are mine.  All mine.

My four favorite wineries (and this changes from time to time, along with my mood) are:

  1. RdV Vineyards in Delaplane
  2. King Family Vineyards in Crozet
  3. Stinson Vineyards in Crozet
  4. Granite Heights Winery

Here’s the (slowly growing) list of Virginia wineries I’ve reviewed on this blog:

Stay tuned for additions and updates.


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