It is October already, where did this year go? The temperature dipped below 50 degrees last night and it really feels like fall outside, a great way to usher in Virginia Wine Month. With 148 wineries currently open for business in the Commonwealth you have a multitude of choices to sample some great wine and enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside. This year Virginia wine month was kicked off by a great event that I was unfortunately not able to attend but was there virtually via Twitter. Yeah, you read that right, via Twitter! The Virginia Tourism department organized Vintage Tweets (#vawinemonth) a Tweetup tasting event with six wineries pouring 18 wines. Following on Twitter was not as good as being there but it still gave me a “taste” of the action and I am really glad that the VA Tourism department is embracing social media.
If you need help deciding where to start your wine travels there are a couple of sites out there to help – you can visit Virginia.org for a listing of all the winery events during October, or the Virginia Wines website for a complete listing of all 148 Virginia wineries and 13 wine trails. You can also join the Virginia Wine Facebook group and follow Virginia Wine on Twitter for more ideas and updates of events.