In a recent article on CNN’s travel site titled 4 Wine Country Contenders, Virginia was named as a hot spot for wine travel. Specifically mentioned was the Charlottesville area and the wineries that dot the countryside in the Monticello AVA.
Article Excerpt –
“Virginia’s premier wine country, dotted with working farms and over 1,000 acres of grape vines, spreads out around the city of Charlottesville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The free tour at 20-acre Jefferson Vineyards both explores the winery and recounts the history of Virginia wine making (jeffersonvineyards.com, tasting $5). The viognier, with aromas of honeysuckle and apricot, is an ideal refresher, and from the deck at the tasting room, visitors have a view of Carters Mountain and Jefferson’s home, Monticello, a mile and a half north, where a recently opened visitors center introduces guests to the founding father’s life and ideas (monticello.org, from $15).”
Click here for the full article that also mentions, Walla Walla, Washington and Anderson Valley, California.