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October is Virginia Wine Month

Each October, the Virginia Wine Board celebrates Virginia’s heritage as one of the country’s earliest wine producers, beginning with the first settlers of Jamestown in 1609. Today, winemaking in the Commonwealth is a $1.4 billion industry and, with more than 300 wineries within its borders, ranks 6th for the states with the most wineries in the… Read More

17 Places to Explore History on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia, where members of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail are located, is rich in history. As kids head back to school, we invite our guests to learn more about places to visit along the Trail–where the past comes alive! Step back in time to the Northern Neck National Heritage… Read More

Where to Stay Refreshingly Cool on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail!

The Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail is located in Virginia’s Tidewater Climate Region, along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries including the Rappahannock, Potomac, and Yeocomico Rivers. Keep cool while visiting Trail wineries by taking advantage of the opportunities summertime provides to enjoy watersports and other warm-weather fun. AT THE WINERIES Indoors or out, Trail wineries keep guests… Read More

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Makes TV Debut Thanks to VTC Grant

“Falling in Love With Virginia’s Northern Neck Wine Trail” is the theme of four television commercials produced for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, thanks to a grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). The commercials were produced by Tactics Branding from Richmond, VA. The 15-second ads will run on select cable channels in the Northern Virginia,… Read More

Sip (wine) & Slurp (oysters) on the Trail

  The Commonwealth of Virginia has a centuries-old oyster history, notably the Northern Neck region, epicenter of the Potomac River Oyster Wars. Today, Virginia is considered the Oyster Capital of the East Coast, thanks to the quality, abundance, and variety of oysters locally harvested. Due to its location, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and its… Read More