This month marks the 25th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month. A lot has changed for the Virginia wine industry over the past 25 years. When Virginia Wine Month launched in 1988, there were fewer than 50 wineries – now there are over 200. Even in the past three years, Virginia wine sales have grown by 23% and Virginia is earning street cred at wine competitions and getting buzz in publications like The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
If you’re looking for something to do to mark the occasion or just want to jazz up your tasting routine, check out this calendar of Virginia Wine Month events. You can search by region so you’re sure to find something close by if you live in Virginia. Virginia Wine Month will culminate with the Virginia Wine Summit on October 28th. This day-long conference will feature seminars and tastings focused on Virginia wines led by wine professionals. It’s geared toward wine and food professionals, but if you’re Virginia wine-curious, then it may be worth the trip to Richmond.