A recent press release from Governor McDonnell announced that “ Virginia wine sales have reached an all-time high, with continued growth pushing sales across the half-million case benchmark.” The same announcement noted that Virginia had been named one of the top 10 wine travel destinations in the world for 2012 by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The magazine’s web site stated, “Historically significant sites, picturesque pastoral landscapes, elegant equestrians and affable winemakers set Virginia apart as an excellent wine destination on the East Coast.” According to that description, Page County had everything a wine lover needs. Whether you’re running wine tastings at an attraction like Rainbow Hill or operating a full-fledged vineyard like Wisteria Farm, you are obviously onto something that people want. And while the Blue Ridge Whiskey-Wine Loop is not limited to Page County we are an important stop on the route. So if wine is another thing putting Virginia on the map, Page County wine operations are something we should be talking more about. As increasing numbers of tourists roam the streets this fall, a sign in your store window advertising “Virginia Wines” may tap into our growing reputation.
Virginia Wine Sales reach all-time high - 10/29/13
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