Virginia Vineyards, VA Wineries and Virginia Wines
Rick Walden, owner of Virginia Estates, has been selling vineyards and wineries since 1988 with consistent success. Over the years, he has accumulated a great deal of practical and theoretical knowledge that enables him to help winery buyers and sellers attain their goals efficiently and equitably.
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Virginia Wines, Virginia Vineyards, and VA Wineries
Virginia wines are garnering more and more attention as the Virginia wine industry continues to gain national and international prominence as an awarding-winning wine region with more than 140 VA wineries finding success across the Commonwealth. A growing number of Virginia vineyards and highly praised "VA Wine Tours" have attracted significant media attention. In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine recognizes Virginia as one of the "5 Regions to Visit Now" amid glowing admiration of its wine grapes, tours, and festivals.
Monticello Wine Trail
For those wishing to experience some of the highest quality wine America has to offer, the Monticello Wine Trail is comprised of boutique wineries in the central Virginia area that produce small quantities of superior wine. The wine trail is renowned throughout Virginia and the entire East Coast for producing wine that truly reflects the regions distinctive terroir.
Loudoun Wine Trail
Conveniently located just 25 miles from Washington, DC, the Loudoun Wine Trail boasts 35 high quality, artisanal vineyards, more than any county in Virginia. Each boutique winery offers an array of perfectly balanced varietals to be enjoyed by all, from the casual wine drinker to the aficionado. The wineries, nestled among the Bull Run, Catoctin, and Blue Ridge mountain ranges, offer serene spots from which to view the breathtaking surrounding countryside.
Virginia is For Vineyards
Vineyards and wineries in Virginia have become an economic engine and have come a long way since the efforts that took place at Jefferson’s beloved Monticello in the 1770’s. And it’s no wonder: the fertile, granite-based clay soil that surrounds Charlottesville provides an excellent environment for grape growing. Learn More About Virginia's Ideal Vineyard Conditions
The team at Virginia Estates has unique expertise when it comes to Virginia wineries and vineyards, especially given the unique opportunities that abound in the exclusive Charlottesville real estate market. Let our real estate firm be your guide complete with a different type of "wine list."
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Award-winning Virginia Wines Garner National and International Acclaim
Virginia wines continue to impress critics across the country and around the world:
- Thirteen Virginia wines have won awards at the prestigious San Diego National Wine Competition, including Best of Show and two Best of Class.
- Virginia wines won 12 categories of the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
- Virginia is the seventh largest wine producing state based on bottled wine volume and acreage of planted now-famous VA vineyards.
- Virginia is ranked fifth behind California, New York, Oregon, and Washington based on the number of wineries in each state.
The biggest competition of American wines, the SFCW Competition hosts wines from 31 states and countries, showcasing foreign wines from New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Germany, and France.
This year, Virginia wines competed against more than 4,700 domestic and international wines in more than 70 wine categories, which showcase the significance of this year's winning results.
Virginia Wine: A History of More than 400 Years
Grape growing in Virginia began when the first Jamestown settlers planted European vines on what is now Commonwealth soil. Sadly, new-world insects and diseases hindered significant wine production in Virginia down for more than three centuries.
Thomas Jefferson is regarded as the father of Virginia wines. The third U.S. President established his own Virginia vineyard at Monticello, his home in central Virginia. Although his wine growing was relatively unsuccessful, his legacy lives on today as the Monticello wine region accounts for 21 Virginia wineries of the 140 VA vineyards on the Virginia Wine Trail. The other 119 VA wineries are situated in eight other wine regions throughout the Commonwealth.
Today, Virginia wines have finally taken a major share of the US wine industry. Virginia may be well behind California and New York in recognition and wine production, but Virginia ranks as the seventh largest wine producing state in terms of bottled wine volume and acres of planted vineyards.
Virginia Wine Trails, Virginia Wineries for Sale, Vineyard for Sale
Virginia wine trails permit connoisseurs and amateurs to enjoy Virginia wines throughout the Commonwealth as you take in the beautiful countryside VA winery to VA winery, Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Wine is now such an integral part of Virginia's tourism and economy that the month of October has been designated as Virginia Wine Month.
VA wine trails take you along scenic bucolic routes, past towns rich in history which proves to be a delightful and educational way to explore the Virginia wine region. Most wineries in Virginia host special seasonal wine events and normal visiting and tasting hours.
Virginia winery events are an excellent way to complement VA wine trail pursuits. Tasting, pairings, hot air balloon rides, and festivals with grape stomping events will give you the full flavor of Virginia wine country.
Virginia Wineries & Vineyards for Sale
Virginia wine regions include:
- Blue Ridge Region
- Central Virginia Region
- Chesapeake Bay Region
- Eastern Virginia Region
- Hampton Roads Region
- Heart of Appalachia Region
- Northern Virginia Region
- Shenandoah Valley Region
- Southern Virginia Region
Virginia Wine Trails are a great way to begin looking for a vineyard for sale in Virginia.
- Bedford County Wine Trail
- Blue Ridge Wine Trail
- Blue Ridge Wine Way
- Botetourt County Wine Trail
- Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail
- Eastern Shore Wine Trail
- Fauquier County Wine Trail
- General's Wine and History Trail
- Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
- Loudoun Wine Trail
- Monticello Wine Trail
- Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail
For more information, visit www.virginiawine.org.
Private Winery Listings
Virginia Estates discreetly represents over 40 prominent Virginia wineries and vineyard properties. Please contact us for more information on these exclusive opportunities..
Due to the delicate nature of marketing an on-going business, many winery owners choose to privately market their operation.
Virginia Estates works closely with a number of wineries which are privately available for sale with production capacities ranging from 2,000 to 80,000 cases per year and priced between $900,000 and $25,000,000.
If you are a fully-qualified buyer in the final stages of the decision making process please contact Rick Walden at (434) 981-5923 for more information.