500 Places to Enjoy Virginia Wine & Dine Month

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Feb 29, 2012 | Updated: Nov 24, 2014

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Love by the Glass: Virginia Wine & Dine Month is a celebration that showcases Virginia wines at more than 500 participating restaurants and wine shops across the Commonwealth. Special wine and food pairings along with wine travel packages make March an ideal time for wine lovers to visit Virginia.


With more than 200 wineries Virginia ranks fifth in the nation for wineries and grape production, and the world is starting to notice …

  • One of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2012 – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2012
  • One of the Top Five Up-and-Coming Wine Regions – Travel + Leisure, 2007
So how can you get in on this wining and dining action? More than 500 opportunities await. From special events, participating restaurants, and the wineries themselves, Virginia wine is yours to be had. Here is a sampling.
Enjoy Virginia Wine with Your Meal

Buy Virginia Wine

Bay Creek Resort & Club

Bay Creek Resort & Club


Wine Events for March

If you’re not convinced, please see our little video below dedicated to Virginia Wine and Dine Month. Cheers!


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Nice post! Keep up the excellent work!

Nancy Vehrs says:

Can you tell me which states are 1-4 in wineries? I assume California, New York, and Oregon are up there, but would like confirmation.


Casey says:

Hi Nancy! In my quick Google search, I found a report from 2009 by WineAmerica.org that shows California at 2,440, Washington at 538, Oregon at 329, New York at 271 and Virginia at 169. These numbers are out of date, as Virginia now has more than 200 wineries. We’re growing hand over fist! 🙂 I’m sure other states are growing quickly, too, but did not find any other stats to share just yet. For more information about Virginia’s wine industry, I would suggest you contact the Virginia Wine Office. They’re the true experts! http://www.virginiawine.org/industry/marketing-office/

Dave says:


Here is a link to the Travel and Leisure report in 2007 on the 5 up and coming wine regions http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/wine-lovers-guide/3 Hope this helps.