Here are some press mentions about the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail (listed in alphabetical order). For individual winery press mentions, please visit our member winery websites.
“Virginia is for lovers — wine lovers included. Discover small colonial towns, walk along the shoreline and drop by George Washington’s birthplace in Westmoreland County between tastings…”
– CNN.com (from the article “Choose your Own Romantic Adventure” – Feb. 2012)
“The Northern Neck, the northern-most of Virginia’s three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, was the birthplace of George Washington. But to some, this lush and laid-back region 2 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C., has an equally important claim to fame: It boasts a winemaking history dating back 400 years and is currently home to some of the county’s hottest wine producers… Award-winning, artisanal products are showcased by nine Northern Neck boutique wineries, each with a background nearly as tantalizing as the wine.”
– NY Daily News (from the article “Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail is the toast of Virginia” – Oct. 2009)
“Though nine wineries make up the trail, we only managed to make it to four this time around… Whether through their tasting rooms to their specialty wines, all four of them were not only worth the trip, I also can’t wait to get back!”
– Examiner.com (from the article “Weekend wine Getaway” – July 2010)
“Though Virginia’s wine country is not as well known as Napa Valley, the commonwealth features more than 190 wineries… On the coast, try Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, which includes tours of six wineries up and down the coast.”
– USA Today (from the article “A Romantic Getaway in Virginia”)
The Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail was named the #1 Wine Trail in Eastern Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living Magazine in 2013.
“Virginia’s Northern Neck peninsula is still a secret to many, but a recent mini-boom in winery openings may change that…”
– Washingtonian Magazine (from the article “Weekend Getaways: On the Water” – May 2014)
In the 2014 Washington Post article, “Virginia Wineries: Our Top Picks by Category,” several of our Trail wineries received kudos under “Best Tasting” and “Best Wines” in the Tidewater/Eastern Shore region.