Vote Today and Bring LOVE to a Virginia Winery this October

by Dave Neudeck | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 | Updated: Nov 24, 2014

Comments: 78 Comments

Love Artwork at a Virginia Welcome Center

Love Artwork at a Virginia Welcome Center

Update: Congratulations to Blenheim Vineyards – winner of the Bring LOVE to Your Winery vote. Thank you to all the wineries who nominated their business as part of this fun promotion. Facebook friends be sure to show these folks the LOVE and visit their wineries for October Virginia Wine Month and throughout the year.

More details on Look for the LOVE at Blenheim in October!

See the results below.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation especially during October Virginia Wine Month.

Twenty-three Virginia wineries self-nominated themselves for the Bring LOVE to Your Winery event, where VTC will display our giant LOVE artwork at one winery during October. Which winery is up to you so vote TODAY!

Visitors will be encouraged to take a picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook at or on Twitter, using the special hashtag #LOVEVA.

See the list below of the wineries who nominated themselves for the Bring LOVE to Your Winery event. Vote for your favorite but hurry – the vote closes at 5 pm. VTC will install the artwork at the winning winery where it will be on display throughout October Virginia Wine Month. Go to to learn more about Virginia’s nearly 200 wineries and wine travel in Virginia.

Update: Poll Closed at 5:00pm Sept 21, 2011

Poll Results:

King Family Vineyards: 32 votes

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery: 397

Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery: 5

Sans Soucy Vineyards: 384

Philip Carter Winery: 12

Jefferson Vineyards: 18

Hickory Hill Vineyards: 23

Attimo Winery: 5

Doukenie Winery: 23

Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery: 26

Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery: 181

Lost Creek Winery: 7

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard: 4

DuCard Vineyards: 140

29 Vines: 58

White Rock Vineyards & Winery: 11

Saude Creek Vineyards: 71

Rebec Winery: 42

Pearmund Cellars: 28

Bluemont Vineyard: 37

Chatham Vineyards: 275

Blenheim Vineyards: 3,134

CrossKeys Vineyards: 8

Plan a visit to one of these wineries and other great Virginia wineries at or try our interactive map to find a winery nearby any desitnation in Virginia at


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WOW…some people just cannot be happy. Appreciate this for what it is! If you don’t like it, don’t vote and don’t clutter up the goodness with your negativity!


Holy smokes everyone, it’s a contest that ends in a large piece of artwork for a month, it’s not like the winning winery gets money. As has been stated by many, every winery will benefit from the exposure. Relax and enjoy….it’s all good!

Gary White

The best and largest, by volume sold, Chateau Morrisette Winery is not on here by choice. They are extremely popular, have thousands of regular fans at all of the great festivals they have on their grounds. Their wines are absolutely the best to be had in Virginia, or anywhere for that matter. My choice, and the choice of thousands, because the wine is worth it, the scenery, ambiance, the outstanding reataurant, staff and the beautiful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to get there.


I LoVE Blenheim! I’ve come from Ohio on several occasions! Will be there on 10/22 to Celebrate my bday! Hope the LoVE is there! Btw… Who the heck is Dave Matthews??? I LoVE Blenheim Oh so well!!!

Frank Britt

Rebec Winery is hosting the 21st Annual Wine & Garlic Festival Oct. 8 and 9. The theme this year is Share the Love…a perfect pairing for the VTC LOVE program. It’s Virginia’s largest attended wine festival (22,000 over two days) so the LOVE logo will get tremendous visability that weekend.That’s my vote.

Katie Nunez

My vote is for Chatham Vineyards on the Eastern Shore of Vineyard. I am a resident and huge fan of all three of the wineries located on the Eastern Shore and happily cast my vote for Chatham Vineyards not only for its location but because their wine is very delicious! I think the LOVE sign would be a perfect display fit at this winery because on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, as our logo states, you will love our nature!

There are fans of DMB that support the winery just because of that, but many many others who have either been there or have seen it and shared it through photos and friends (but not have seen or experienced the other wonderful wineries yet), so of course the one they associate with most will get their vote. If it seems unfair, it might be a little. But at the same time, a wineries’ wine is one of the reasons to vote for it, and if people have only tried, or support, a wine that it makes, then it seems fair… Read more »
Joanne Hewiit

I visited Blenheim last week and was delighted at how relaxed and laid back the vineyard was, the wine was lovely and the view perfect….I came all the way from Manchester England to visit wineries in Virginia and this was the most perfect one, Charlottesville was also amazing!!! Yes, I too love DMB but also love the wine!!


Yes, that tasty Dreaming Tree from Sonoma, California. Perfect reasoning. 😉

Aside from Dave Matthews being an owner of Blenheim their wines are really quite tasty. I live within a reasonable drive from Cross Keys, Prince Michel, Blenheim, King, Cardinal Point, etc. and throughly enjoy Blenheim’s the best. The views from their tasting room are magnificent. Granted they may have more votes for the winery because of the name associated with the winery BUT they have used their resources to get the word out for their winery. Each and every winery has that ability and whether their marketing person has created a Facebook page or Twitter handle is up to them.… Read more »

It’s hard not to vote for Prince Michel – my now husband proposed at this winery and the staff went out of their way to make it a unique and special occasion. We will forever consider Prince Michel the most romantic winery.