7 Virginia Wineries You Must Try!

By Scoutology Staff

1. Attimo Winery, Christiansburg

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Since opening to the public in the spring of 2011, Attimo has become a place to relax and enjoy distinctive wines. Attimo Winery is dedicated to celebrating the everyday moments in life. “Attimo” means “In the Moment” in Italian and all of their wines are named after special moments or events in life or in history. They offer special seated tastings in a relaxed atmosphere.

2. Cooper Vineyards, Louisa

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Cooper Vineyards is located in Louisa, VA just a short drive from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg. Cooper Vineyards offers a variety of wines to fit a variety of tastes, including Sangria. Unique wine gifts are available for purchase online or at the winery. Cooper Vineyards is a Heart of Virginia Wine Trail participant and holds multiple on site events with discounted advance ticket purchasing online. Enjoy daily wine tastings and weekend complimentary acoustic music on the deck or in the tasting room year round.

3. Moss Vineyards, Nortonsville

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Moss Vineyards was founded with the vision and dream of providing people with the highest quality American wines, hand-crafted in a breathtaking Blue Ridge mountain setting in the heart of Virginia. The wines are produced with great attention to the science and art of growing and blending grapes that result in fine, balanced wines. The mountaintop vineyard and winery were designed and built to offer guests and visitors what is simply one of the most beautiful vineyard and winery experiences to be had in Virginia.

4. Ingleside Plantation Winery, Oak Grove

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Producing their first wines in 1980, Ingleside Plantation Winery are proud to be one of the pioneers of the modern Virginia wine industry. Over the last 30 years, they have won numerous awards from state, national and international competitions.

5. Chatham Vineyards, Machipongo

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Chatham Vineyards was constructed in 2005 and currently has a production capacity of 3,000 to 5,000 cases annually. Winemaking equipment includes a computerized Europress 2200 litre, a Zickler-Rauch destemmer/crusher A-12, French and Virginia oak cooperage, and stainless steel fermenters with dimpled glycol cooling jackets custom-made in Italy. Temperature in the winery is maintained at 50 degrees year round. A retail tasting room is located in the winery. Future plans include the relocation and restoration of an 1890s farmhouse adjoining the winery to serve as a tasting room and special events facility.

6. New Kent Winery, New Kent

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Extraordinary, award-winning wines. A beautiful, unique winery steeped in the region’s history. Welcoming surroundings. Nearby homesite communities like Viniterra with amenities now and more on the way. This is New Kent Winery. As you enter the picturesque winery, you’ll immediately take note that this is a special, one-of-a-kind place like no other winery in Virginia. No wonder it’s in demand as a unique setting for special occasions and reserved events.

7. Capitol Vineyards, Delaplane

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Just an hour drive outside of Washington DC, Capitol Vineyards sits on over 30 acres of prime terroir in Delaplane, VA. Owned and operated by young professionals of the Capitol region, Capitol Vineyards offers accessible wines for affordable prices. Their wines are made from 100% Virginia Grapes. Their 2009 vintage features Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Meritage.

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