Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2016 Virginia Wineries Association’s Governor’s Cup to Keswick Vineyards for its 2014 Cabernet Franc Estate Reserve.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Tuesday that sales of Virginia wine continued their pattern of growth during fiscal year 2015 and reached another record level, increasing by almost two percent from fiscal year 2014.
I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.
Activists objecting to the over-growth of the wine/hospitality industry in rural areas of four Northern California counties have met monthly for half a year.
“Grapes versus eggs,” reports an excellent August 6 article in Sonoma County’s daily Press Democrat (PD). The Windsor Oaks Vineyard and Winery, seeking to expand its events, forced the closure of the popular Wise Acre Farm’s egg stand, disappointing many local food customers.
Sonoma County Winegrowers bought an expensive, full-page, color ad, using tax dollars, in the July 12 daily Santa Rosa Press Democrat and in various weeklies, such as the North Bay Bohemian and Sonoma West.
Apple Blossom School has a nice ring to it, as does the Orchard View School at its side. The nearby Tree House Hollow pre-school, with children as young as two and three years old, continues this agrarian theme.
May 9th: Barren Ridge Vineyards is offering a Mother’s Day weekend special of a glass of wine and a 10-minute chair massage (by a certified massage therapist) for only $10.
Big Wine is not a good neighbor willing to share common resources, like water, land, and air. Instead, they hoard them and get away with it, partly because of substantial donations to politicians.
Rural folk from four Northern California counties came in mid-April to a magical juncture where the life-giving Russian River empties into the majestic Pacific Ocean. Though the small, unincorporated village of Jenner is a popular recreational destination, pleasure was not the intention.
A 25% reduction of water use over the next year is required of California residents, golf courses, cemeteries, and many businesses. But wait. “Owners of large farms…will not fall under the 25% guideline.”
The 15th annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival on April 11-12 in Waynesboro is largest outdoor fly fishing event in the country to offer on-stream instruction.
Virginia’s 2014 commercial wine grape harvest was more than 17 percent larger than that of 2013 with 8,039 tons, up from 6,862 tons. The 2014 harvest is second only to the 2009 harvest of more than 8,600 tons.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Virginia 2014 wine grape harvest increased just over 17 percent from the previous year’s harvest with 8,039 tons, up from 6,862 tons, according to the new production report.
The wines of the Monticello Wine Trail again turned in a stellar performance in the 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup competition.
Many grape-growers and smaller wineries continue to follow regulations and not over-build. They are a credit to agricultural and rural communities.
A workforce education center would give a needed boost to the wine industry in Loudoun County, near Washington, D.C., a Virginia Tech study confirms.
Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.
To kick off the new year, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its second annual Discovery Series, a collection of 10 themed weekends meant to elevate the senses, uncover hidden passions and cultivate the palate.
Join Barren Ridge Vineyards for complementary live music every Friday and Saturday night from 5:00-7:30 pm! The one exception to the calendar is the third Friday of every month, when we host Sunsets in the Vineyard or Firelight Friday.