The Wine & Country Gold Book

The Virginia Wine Journal and Luxury Travel Planner

With our popular Virginia wine journal and luxury travel guide, The Wine & Country Gold Book, you can discover the best of Virginia Wine Country’s gold-medal wines, beautiful wineries, award-winning cuisines, craft beverages, and luxury experiences. Find out which Virginia wineries and wines are the best, use our wine region maps to plan a trip to Virginia’s Wine Country, and benefit from our expert advice on tasting wine, visiting wineries, and much more. The Gold Book wine journal also includes our luxury travel planner, which is filled with lovely hotels, charming boutiques, exciusive experiences and delectable restaurants.

A Virginia Wine Tasting Journal

Every year, Virginia oenophiles eagerly await the results of the Virginia Governor’s Cup Awards, the state’s most prestigious wine competition. Professional judges taste hundreds of Virginia’s best wines from over 100 wineries. To rate the most exceptional wines, judges use the 100-point scale used by Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits, and many others. Our Virginia Wine & Country Gold Book delves deeply into the top wines, as well as the wineries and winemakers responsible for exceptional vintages in Virginia.

Virginia Luxury Travel

Virginia Wine Country has several exclusive resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants, charming bed and breakfasts, National Parks, museums, and luxurious country inns that are well worth a visit. Visitors to Virginia Wine Country can stay in a variety of locations, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Coast, to round out their Virginia wine experience. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation in a charming small town, a romantic getaway to a vineyard cottage, or a fun group vacation complete with wine tours and plenty of restaurants, Virginia has the ideal lodging and dining options for you. Plan your visit to Virginia Wine Country and learn about the best places to stay while exploring the state’s wineries, museums, dining, experiences, natural beauty, equestrian events, and more.