Saturday, September 23, 2023

It’s Virginia Wine Month: Here’s a map to help you celebrate

(WYDaily/Courtesy Williamsburg Winery)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Williamsburg Winery)

October is dedicated to many causes: breast cancer awareness, shelter dog adoption, Halloween safety, global diversity, cookies, apples and much more.

In Virginia, October is also wine month, meaning some may choose to enjoy the changing leaves and cooler weather at one of the state’s 300-plus wineries.

To help wine lovers and tasters find their local vineyards, the Virginia Wine Marketing Office has compiled some handy maps outlining all the wineries by region, including in Hampton Roads.

The maps include the address, amenities on-site, hours, tasting fees, food options and more.

The Hampton Roads winery map outlines a 10-stop tasting trail that runs from New Kent, through Williamsburg, to the Southside and back up to Hampton.

Stops include: Gauthier Vineyard, Hampton Roads Winery, Mermaid Winery, Sly Clyde Ciderworks, Williamsburg Winery, Pungo Ridge Winery and more.

Besides the tasting trails, Virginians can also attend various wine-themed events around the state.

In Hampton Roads, events include the Annual Fall Town Point Virginia Wine Festival in Norfolk and the Virginia Beach Craft Beer & Wine Festival.

Get more information about state wine events on the Virginia is for Lovers tourism website.

See the Hampton Roads winery tasting trail map on the website.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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