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Steeped in history, Virginia has over 400 years of viticultural tradition and it has become a fast-rising star of the international wine world. Designated wine trails wind through Virginia Wine Country, comprised of diverse terroirs from the Atlantic shores to the mountains and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains and everything in between. It is the diversity of the state’s terrain, mild climate and the dedication of wine professionals here that make Virginia a viticultural gem.

Of the over 300 wineries in the Commonwealth, 66 won a total of 142 Gold Medals in our state’s 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition. While other wine competitions are equally notable, we choose to highlight the Virginia Governor’s Cup specifically because this competition involves only Virginia wines and it is the competition that our wineries participate most in.

Our experts have divided Virginia into the following wine regions and created useful maps of Virginia wineries to make it easy to locate wineries, dining, shopping, places to stay and attractions all along your route. The Virginia Wine & Country Maps are the perfect way to explore the gold medal wineries: Central Virginia Wine Region, Northern Virginia Wine Region, Shenandoah Valley Wine Region, West & South Virginia Wine Region, Coastal Virginia Wine Region. This is the ultimate Virginia Wine Country Map.

Central Virginia Wine Country Map | Northern Virginia Wine Country Map | Shenandoah Valley Wine Country Map

West & South Virginia Wine Country Map | Coastal Virginia Wine Country Map

Wine regions of Virginia

All of the 2023 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition gold medal winning wineries are noted on the following maps. The key is as follows:

# = 2023 Gold medal winning wineries

# = Sponsoring partners with a 2023 Governor’s Cup Gold

# = Sponsoring partners with other awards

A = Sponsoring partners with quality dining, lodging or attractions

While we focus on primarily the gold medaling wineries in this Wine & Country Gold Book, you’ll find all Virginia’s many other wineries at Meanwhile, please enjoy the map of Virginia wineries.

Central Virginia Wine Trails

The Central VA region is home to Virginia’s oldest AVA. The Monticello AVA and Monticello Wine Trail are located near Charlottesville, aptly named for the historic impact of wines grown at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. The hilly, mountainous land on the slopes of the Blue Ridge have fertile granite-based clay. Differences in altitude, soil composition and weather patterns across Central Virginia allow for the cultivation of a wide variety of grapes. This region is home to over 80 wineries, as well as a multitude of cideries, breweries and distilleries. Noteworthy varietals include Viognier, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Also Explore

Monticello, UVA, Historic Downtown Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Virginia Wineries Map – Central Virginia

Central Virginia wine region map

Off Northern R-29 Corridor Map

1 Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison

2 Moss Vineyards, Nortonsville

3 Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville

4 Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville

5 Chestnut Oak Vineyard, Barboursville

R-22 Keswick Area

6  Castle Hill Cider, Keswick

7 Southwest Mountain Vineyards, Keswick

8 Keswick Vineyards, Keswick

Western Charlottesville-Crozet Area

9 Stinson Vineyards, Crozet

10 Grace Estate Winery, Crozet

11 Hark Vineyards, Earlysville

12 Oakencroft Farm Winery, Charlottesville

13 King Family Vineyards, Crozet

14 Pollock Vineyards, Greenwood

R-151 Afton Area

15 Veritas Vineyards & Winery, Afton


Lodging, Dining and Attractions

A Boxwood Villa, Orange

B James Madison’s Montpelier, Montpelier Station

C Market at Grelen, Somerset

D Spotswood Lodge, Gordonsville

4 The 1804 Inn & Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville

6 Castle Hill Cider Cafe, Keswick

E Waterperry Farm, Free Union

F Schwartzchild, Keller & George, Charlottesville

F The Forum Hotel by Kimpton at UVA, Charlottesville

F University of Virginia, Charlottesville

13 Roseland Polo Grounds, Crozet

15 Farmhouse at Veritas Inn & Restaurant, Afton

23 Eastwood Farm & Winery Grill, Charlottesville

G Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville

H James Monroe’s Highland, Charlottesville


Northern Virginia Wine Trails

The wines produced in Northern VA are very fresh, bright and fruit-forward. With this region’s terroir, white wines are more prominent, and the Norton, Albariño, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier are common grape varietals. Because of better soil drainage, it’s also a premier region in the state for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. Bordering on the metropolis of DC, this region is home to over 90 farm wineries, multiple designated wine trails and also includes the historic cities of Arlington and Leesburg. While hosting a number of cities and towns, most of the land in this region is covered by rolling farmland and is home to one of the state’s fastest growing AVAs. The Middleburg Virginia AVA is framed by the Potomac River to the north, mountains to the east, south, and west and composed largely of granite and sandstone soils.

Also Explore

Town of Middleburg, equestrian events, Mount Vernon, The Inn at Little Washington and nearby Washington DC.

Virginia Wineries Map – Northern Virginia

North of Leesburg

28 Creek’s Edge Winery, Lovettesville

29 Carriage House Wineworks, Waterford

30 The Winery at Lost Creek, Leesburg

31 Fabbioli Cellars, Leesburg

Hillsboro Area

32 Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville

33 Two Twisted Posts Winery, Purcellville

34 Williams Gap Vineyards, Round Hill

35 Sunset Hills Vineyard, Purcellville

36 Doukénie Winery, Hillsboro

37 Walsh Family Wine, Purcellville

38 The Barns at Hamilton Station, Hamilton

39 Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont

40 Three Creeks Winery, Hamilton

Middleburg Area

41 Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Leesburg

42 Endhardt Vineyards, Purcellville

43 West Vineyards, Middleburg

44 Cana Vineyards & Winery, Middleburg

Near I-66

45 Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane

46 Paradise Springs Winery, Clifton

Off Southern R-29 Corridor

47 Narmada Winery, Amissville

48 Mountain Run Winery, Culpeper

49 Old House Vineyards, Culpeper

Lodging, Dining and Attractions

A Locke Store gourmet deli & The Buttery restaurant, Millwood

B L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast Boyce

C National Sporting Library, Middleburg

D Great Meadows Equestrian Park, The Plains

E The Blue Door Kitchen & Inn, Flint Hill 

F Inn at Little Washington, Washington

39 Bluemont Vineyard Cottages & Dining, Bluemont

G Wolf Trap National Park for the Arts, Vienna

H George Mason University, Fairfax

I Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon

Shenandoah Valley Wine Trails

The Shenandoah Valley AVA, Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail and the Virginia Mountains are known for their Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and the new Austrian red varietal, Blaufränkisch/Lemberger. Protected by mountain ranges on either side of it, the Shenandoah Valley stays drier and cooler than any other region in the state. The Virginia Mountain region also benefits from the cooler temperatures and lower humidity of a high altitude – ideal for growing grapes. In these regions, grape growers are vigilant to protect crops from late frosts and harsh winters. With 360 views of both the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, visitors will find themselves stunned by the views from towns throughout the area. With over three dozen wineries and spectacular natural tableaus in this part of Virginia Wine Country, any one of these Shenandoah Valley wine trails are wonderful for a tasting tour

Also Explore

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The American Shakespeare Center, Shenandoah National Park.

Virginia Wineries Map – Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Virginia wine region map

Off Northern I-81 Corridor

50 Stars in the Valley Estate Winery, Strasburg

53 Muse Vineyards, Woodstock

52 Shenandoah Vineyards, Edinburg

55 Widow’s Watch Cidery/Muse Orchard, Edinburg

51 Cave Ridge Vineyard, Mt. Jackson

54 The Winery at Kindred Pointe, Mt. Jackson

Off Central I-81 Corridor

56 Big Fish Cider Co., Monterey

57 Bluestone Vineyard, Bridgewater

58 Brix & Columns Vineyards, McGaheysville

59 CrossKeys Vineyard, Mt. Crawford

60 Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fishersville

Off Southern I-81 Corridor

61 Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery, Raphine

62 12 Ridges Vineyard, Raphine

63 Great Valley Farm Winery, Natural Bridge

Lodging, Dining and Attractions

A Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester

B Luray Caverns, Luray

C James Madison University, Harrisonburg

D Grand Caverns, Grottoes

E The American Shakespeare Center, Staunton

F Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton

G Natural Bridge State Park, Natural Bridge

West & South Virginia Wine Trails

In Western and Southern Virginia, cooler temperatures and higher elevation give the grapes a longer growing season favoring the production of Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Traminette and Riesling grapes. In Southern VA, the warmth of the area causes the growing season to begin and end much earlier, but the mix of sandy loam and clay soils are fertile for growth. Vintners on these wine trails are adapting with disease-resistant varietals that can withstand humid conditions. This region is also producing many fruit wines, cider and meads.

Also Explore

Virginia Tech, Roanoke’s Art Center in the Square and the Crooked Road Music Trail.

Virginia Wineries Map – West & South Virginia

West and South Virginia wine region map

Near 1-81

64 Tumbling Creek Cider Company, Abingdon

Danville Area

65 Rosemont Vineyards, La Crosse

Lodging, Dining and Attractions

A The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail, Abingdon

B Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

C Center in the Square, Roanoke

D Martinsville NASCAR Speedway, Martinsville

E Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Lynchburg

Coastal Virginia Wine Trails

Due to their proximity to the ocean and the protection of the Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Virginia wine trails remain at a warmer temperature throughout the year. The sandy loam soils produce bright wines, particularly from the Chardonnay, Albariño and Cabernet Franc varietals, while Petit Verdot ripens well in the longer growing season. The terroir produces wines that pair well with fresh seafood.

Also Explore

Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Beach and Colonial Williamsburg.

Virginia Wineries Map – Coastal Virginia

Near Coastal R-17

66 Ingleside Vineyards, Oak Grove

67 Wind Vineyards at Laurel Grove, Tappahannock

Near I-95

68 Buskey Cider, Richmond

69 Black Heath Meadery, Richmond

70 Ashton Creek Vineyard, Chester

Near I-64 East of Richmond

71 The Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg


Lodging, Dining and Attractions

A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Henrico

B Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

B Black History & Culture Museum, Richmond

B Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond

B Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

71 Wedmore Place Hotel & Gabriel Archer Tavern at Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg

Busch Gardens amusement park, Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg

William & Mary University, Williamsburg

D Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

D Old Dominion University, Norfolk

E Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, VA Beach

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