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The Chefs of Virginia Wine Country Restaurants

Virginia Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Virginia Wine & Country Life is a semi-annual luxury [...]

Allens Scottish Shortbread

Meet the bakers and entrepreneurs of Allens Scottish Shortbread. This delicious treat, many infused with Harney & Sons Teas, [...]

Virginia Wineries with Fine Dining

Read about the top Virginia wineries with fine dining experiences, events and gorgeous Virginia Wine Country views. [...]

Virginia Oysters

The Virginia oyster is a historic traditional dish in the Commonwealth. Rappahannock Oyster Co catches chesapeake oyster fresh out of [...]

The Cheese Nuns

Our Lady of the Angels Monstery in Charlottesville is an integral part of the Farm to Table movement. Their gouda [...]

Pairings for Holiday Ham Dinners

Enjoy these tried-and-true pairings for holiday ham dinners, from wine and flowers to side dish ideas and local recipes. [...]

The Holiday Turkey Dinner

Toast to the holiday season with Tips for Pairing Virginia Wine with Holiday Dinners. Discover the best Virginia wines to [...]

Wine Dinner at Veritas Vineyards & Winery

Veritas Vineyards' Supper Series is a delicious way to enjoy a wine dinner in summer. Year round special winery events [...]

Allens Scottish Shortbread

Meet the bakers and entrepreneurs of Allens Scottish Shortbread. This delicious treat, many infused with Harney & Sons Teas, [...]

Virginia Wineries with Fine Dining

Read about the top Virginia wineries with fine dining experiences, events and gorgeous Virginia Wine Country views. [...]

Virginia Oysters

The Virginia oyster is a historic traditional dish in the Commonwealth. Rappahannock Oyster Co catches chesapeake oyster fresh out of [...]

The Cheese Nuns

Our Lady of the Angels Monstery in Charlottesville is an integral part of the Farm to Table movement. Their gouda [...]

Pairings for Holiday Ham Dinners

Enjoy these tried-and-true pairings for holiday ham dinners, from wine and flowers to side dish ideas and local recipes. [...]

The Holiday Turkey Dinner

Toast to the holiday season with Tips for Pairing Virginia Wine with Holiday Dinners. Discover the best Virginia wines to [...]

Wine Dinner at Veritas Vineyards & Winery

Veritas Vineyards' Supper Series is a delicious way to enjoy a wine dinner in summer. Year round special winery events [...]

Kwame Onwuachi Presents The Family Reunion

Celebrity Chef Kwame Onwuachi presented the second annual The Family Reunion event at Salamander Hotel & Spa in Middleburg. [...]

Wine Country Fine Dining

Discover fresh and innovative dining in Virginia Wine Country. Our local experts take you into the kitchen with leading chefs and artisan farmers who are growing fine produce and meats. Restaurants to love range from barbecue stands to the fabulous triple Michelin-starred Inn at Little Washington. The common factor between these establishments is consistent excellence in food and hospitality. Dining at a winery is an exceptional experience in this beautiful region. Winemakers are intimately connected to the terroir. They have skilled palates and excel at pairing local foods with the most delicious wines, bringing out the best in food and beverage. Take the opportunity to dine in the natural beauty of the vineyards. Virginia Wine Country is an agricultural region, so fresh fruits from orchards, vegetables, pasture-raised meats and artisan foods from honey to handmade breads create a wonderful feast wherever you choose for dining. Go behind the scenes with us to meet chefs, farmers, gardeners, beekeepers, bakers and more. .

Virginia Wine Country Tasting Rooms

Farm-to-Table Bits: Petrossian Caviar Celebrates Centennial

Discover the top wine & food news from Virginia in 2023. Paris-based Petrossian Caviar celebrated their 100th anniversary in Virginia. [...]

King Family Vineyards Wins 2024 Monticello Wine Trail Cup

The Virginia Wineries and their wines that won gold medals in the 2024 Monticello Cup competition and the Monticello Wine [...]

Virginia’s Sparkling Wines and Pét-Nats

From the French term "pétillant naturel," Pét-Nats are sparkling wine being embraced by Virginia winemakers for their approachability. [...]

Best Virginia Wines in 2024

Learn about the best wines of Virginia, including the 2023 Virginia Governor's Cup winning wine, DelFosse Vineyards & Winery's Screaming [...]

2024 Governor’s Cup Case

Read all about the top 12 wines from the Governor's Cup competition, the Virginia wineries that made them and where [...]

Gold Medal Wines of the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup

A comprehensive list of the Virginia Wineries and their wines that won gold medals in the 2024 Governor's Cup Competition. [...]

Expert Wine Tasting Tips

Your guide to tasting wine. Virginia Wine Country author and expert Richard Leahy leads a step-by-step wine tasting. [...]

Virginia Wineries with Fine Dining

Read about the top Virginia wineries with fine dining experiences, events and gorgeous Virginia Wine Country views. [...]

King Family Vineyards Wins 2024 Monticello Wine Trail Cup

The Virginia Wineries and their wines that won gold medals in the 2024 Monticello Cup competition and the Monticello Wine [...]

Virginia’s Sparkling Wines and Pét-Nats

From the French term "pétillant naturel," Pét-Nats are sparkling wine being embraced by Virginia winemakers for their approachability. [...]

Best Virginia Wines in 2024

Learn about the best wines of Virginia, including the 2023 Virginia Governor's Cup winning wine, DelFosse Vineyards & Winery's Screaming [...]

2024 Governor’s Cup Case

Read all about the top 12 wines from the Governor's Cup competition, the Virginia wineries that made them and where [...]

Gold Medal Wines of the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup

A comprehensive list of the Virginia Wineries and their wines that won gold medals in the 2024 Governor's Cup Competition. [...]

Expert Wine Tasting Tips

Your guide to tasting wine. Virginia Wine Country author and expert Richard Leahy leads a step-by-step wine tasting. [...]

Virginia Wineries with Fine Dining

Read about the top Virginia wineries with fine dining experiences, events and gorgeous Virginia Wine Country views. [...]

Prince Michel Winery’s New Vision

Prince Michel Winery & Vineyard is one of the oldest Virginia wineries. With a new CEO and winemaker, Prince Michel [...]

OUR FABULOUS FOOD & DRINK PARTNERS

Our Fabulous Food & Drink Partners

We are so pleased to have the support of our region’s best locally owned businesses. When it comes to premier Virginia wines, ciders, breweries, and more, we are so proud of the industry leaders included here. We invite you to live locally by supporting our Virginia partners.

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Virginia Wine Country Recipes

Virginia Ham Biscuit Recipe

Our Virginia Ham Biscuit Recipe with recommended spreads is perfect for a Virginia tailgate or equestrian event. [...]

Multi-Grain Risotto Recipe

Charlottesville Chef at Quirk Hotel shares his Multi-Grain Risotto Recipe. See how this dish can be seasonalized and personalized. [...]

How to Pair Wine & Chocolate

Learn more about How to Pair Wine & Chocolate from Charlottesville chocolatier Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Fine Chocolate. [...]

Pappardelle Alla Ragu

Award-winning Italian restaurant Tavola shares their recipe for homemade pappardelle alla ragu from their 10th anniversary cookbook. [...]

Pairings for Holiday Ham Dinners

Enjoy these tried-and-true pairings for holiday ham dinners, from wine and flowers to side dish ideas and local recipes. [...]

Ringing in With Healthy New Year Dishes

Ring in the New Year with these healthy takes on the traditional holiday dishes, black eyed peas, collard greens, and [...]

Elegant Vegan Holiday Dinner Recipes

Create a healthy vegan Holiday dinner with wine country elegance and style this season that will please all your guests. [...]

The Holiday Turkey Dinner

Toast to the holiday season with Tips for Pairing Virginia Wine with Holiday Dinners. Discover the best Virginia wines to [...]

Multi-Grain Risotto Recipe

Charlottesville Chef at Quirk Hotel shares his Multi-Grain Risotto Recipe. See how this dish can be seasonalized and personalized. [...]

How to Pair Wine & Chocolate

Learn more about How to Pair Wine & Chocolate from Charlottesville chocolatier Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Fine Chocolate. [...]

Pappardelle Alla Ragu

Award-winning Italian restaurant Tavola shares their recipe for homemade pappardelle alla ragu from their 10th anniversary cookbook. [...]

Pairings for Holiday Ham Dinners

Enjoy these tried-and-true pairings for holiday ham dinners, from wine and flowers to side dish ideas and local recipes. [...]

Ringing in With Healthy New Year Dishes

Ring in the New Year with these healthy takes on the traditional holiday dishes, black eyed peas, collard greens, and [...]

Elegant Vegan Holiday Dinner Recipes

Create a healthy vegan Holiday dinner with wine country elegance and style this season that will please all your guests. [...]

The Holiday Turkey Dinner

Toast to the holiday season with Tips for Pairing Virginia Wine with Holiday Dinners. Discover the best Virginia wines to [...]

Honey Bourbon Cider Cocktail Recipe

This delicious drink is a sweet Bourbon Cider Cocktail recipe using Virginia cider from Potter's Craft Cider. [...]

Wine Country Recipes

Virginia’s most respected chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, food artisans and winemakers are making it easy for you to prepare gourmet meals in your own home kitchen with paired wines. From fresh ideas for vineyard picnics to elegant dishes for intimate parties with family and friends, we’ve curated a collection of delectable recipes using fresh Virginia foods along with expert suggestions for the perfect Virginia wine, craft beer and local spirits from respected sommeliers and chefs throughout Virginia’s best vineyard AVAs spanning the Blue Ridge foothills from Lynchburg to Leesburg with Charlottesville’s Monticello Wine Trail and Middleburg between.

Virginia Wine Country Craft Beverages

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Virginia Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Virginia Wine & Country Life is a semi-annual luxury [...]

Growing Hops in Virginia

Blue Mountain Brewery's hops master Stan Driver talks through the trials and successes of growing hops in Virginia. [...]

1865 Brewing Co

Founded in 2021, 1865 Brewing Co is Hampton Road's first black-owned brewery, coffee bar and meeting place. [...]

Tradition at Castle Hill Cider

Castle Hill Cider in Virginia was established in 2010 with the intent to pay homage to its history by reviving [...]

Charlottesville Cideries

Find your next adventure at a Charlottesville cidery. Charlottesville area cideries offer exceptional Virginia ciders, mountain views, food, events, festivals [...]

Best Wines of Virginia in 2022

Learn about the best wines of Virginia, including the 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup winning wine, Cana Vineyards' 2019 Unitè Reserve. [...]

Potter’s Craft Cider

Read about how these two friends grew Potter's Craft Cider in Charlottesville into one of Virginia's most popular cideries. [...]

Starr Hill Brews Anew

Find out how Brewmaster Robbie O'Cain of Starr Hill Brews Anew and continues to leave his mark on a growing [...]

Growing Hops in Virginia

Blue Mountain Brewery's hops master Stan Driver talks through the trials and successes of growing hops in Virginia. [...]

1865 Brewing Co

Founded in 2021, 1865 Brewing Co is Hampton Road's first black-owned brewery, coffee bar and meeting place. [...]

Tradition at Castle Hill Cider

Castle Hill Cider in Virginia was established in 2010 with the intent to pay homage to its history by reviving [...]

Charlottesville Cideries

Find your next adventure at a Charlottesville cidery. Charlottesville area cideries offer exceptional Virginia ciders, mountain views, food, events, festivals [...]

Best Wines of Virginia in 2022

Learn about the best wines of Virginia, including the 2022 Virginia Governor's Cup winning wine, Cana Vineyards' 2019 Unitè Reserve. [...]

Potter’s Craft Cider

Read about how these two friends grew Potter's Craft Cider in Charlottesville into one of Virginia's most popular cideries. [...]

Starr Hill Brews Anew

Find out how Brewmaster Robbie O'Cain of Starr Hill Brews Anew and continues to leave his mark on a growing [...]

How to Taste Craft Beer

With this Guide to Beer Tasting, you'll learn more about the differences and similarities, as well as the flavor profiles [...]

VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY Events & Festivals

Explore Virginia’s Many Tasting Events

Looking for something to do this weekend? Virginia is blessed with events and festivals happening all year round. There are celebrations centered around wine, craft beer, arts, maple syrup, horse racing, home and garden tours, barn tours, vineyard experiences and so much more. We have collected many of the areas not-to-be-missed happenings right here to help you explore and celebrate the Wine & Country Life.

EXPLORE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet the Makers

The Chefs of Virginia Wine Country Restaurants

Virginia Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Virginia Wine & Country Life is a semi-annual luxury [...]

Allens Scottish Shortbread

Meet the bakers and entrepreneurs of Allens Scottish Shortbread. This delicious treat, many infused with Harney & Sons Teas, [...]

How to Pair Wine & Chocolate

Learn more about How to Pair Wine & Chocolate from Charlottesville chocolatier Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Fine Chocolate. [...]

We are honored to have the support of some of the finest locally owned businesses throughout the area. Our region is home to a rich farm-to-table heritage, from James Beard nominated chefs and the lovely Inn at Little Washington, a 3 Star Michelin-rated restaurant, to award-winning winemakers and beer masters. You can count on our curated collection of partners for the best in all things food and drink. Live locally by supporting our Virginia partners.

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