πŸ‡ Wineries & Vineyard Topics

  • Wine for the summer

    2018 Summer Wine List

    Wine for the summer

    Grab a glass of wine that you can chill to enjoy outside in the hot summer months.

    Best Wine to DrinkΒ  This Summer

    While wine is good all year round, some wines hold up better in the summer heat than others. Whether your go-to wine is a heavy red you can’t bring yourself to drink in the summer or you’re just dying to know what the trendiest wines will be, read on to see the best wine for the summer.

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  • White Wine Grapes in Virginia

    White Wine Grapes for Virginia Soil

    Which White Wine Grapes Grow Best in Virginia?

    If you’re starting a vineyard in Virginia and want to produce white wine, some varietals do better in the soil and weather conditions than others. (If you want to produce red wine, we can help with that too! Check out our guide to the best varieties to grow for red wine here.) A lot of new vineyard owners prefer to grow white wine grapes in Virginia because certain varieties produce fruit very soon after first being planted. Red wine grape varieties, on the other hand, can take a couple extra years to produce fruit at their full capacity. Additionally, white certain white wine grapes in Virginia are resistant to disease and fungus, so your harvest will be safe even if something wipes out red wine varieties. Read on for our recommendations on white wine grape varietals to grow in Virginia.

    White Wine Grapes in Virginia

    If you want to make white wine, we can help you choose the right grapes for Virginia soil.

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  • Red Wine Grapes in Virginia

    Red Wine Grapes for Virginia Soil

    Which Red Wine Grapes Grow Best in Virginia?

    If you’re looking to start a vineyard, you probably have some questions about red wine grapes in Virginia. What grapes grow well? Should I grow red or white? When will the vines produce fruit? Every area has grapes that flourish and others that falter based on the weather, altitude, geography, and soil. While Virginia’s mild climate allows many grapes to grow well, some wine grapes grow better in Virginia than others. If you have questions about what red wine grapes to grow in Virginia, here’s a guide to the best varieties.

    Red Wine Grapes in Virginia

    Virginia vineyards produce amazing red wine.

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  • owning a winery

    Owning a Winery: Francis Coppola

    Owning a winery is no small feat. Each winery has a story behind the creation of how it came to be. One winemaker and winery owner carried out his vision. The name Francis Ford Coppola may sound familiar to you. Because of movies such as β€œThe Godfather” Trilogy, β€œGreat Gatsby,” and β€œApocalypse Now.” But did you know Francis Coppola owns some of the top wineries in California? Continue reading

  • Virginia Winery & Vineyard Market Stats

    The tourists are already coming, the newly engaged are already booking, and in some cases, the grapes are already growing. If you’d like to begin the search for a winery or vineyard to call your own, give us a call or shoot us an email at Virginia Estates. Continue reading