Tom Matthew reviewed the 2017 Governor’s Case Wines along with other Virginia wines. http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/12-Virginia-Wine-Lovers-55816
A Review and Summary of “Malolactic Fermentation: Importance of Wine Lactic Acid Bacteria in Winemaking” By Joy Ting, Michael Shaps Wineworks Chardonnay can be made in several different styles (tank vs. barrel fermentation, no malolactic to full malolactic). We make a variety of these styles, and try to match the fruit source with the style… Continue reading A Review and Summary of “Malolactic Fermentation: Importance of Wine Lactic Acid Bacteria in Winemaking”
Winemakers Research Exchange Written by Michael Attanasi The relative youth of winemaking in Virginia, compared to other more established regions, has led to great stylistic experimentation in the state. This has resulted in the re-evaluation of many winemaking techniques which have either already been well-established in other regions, or written off. One such technique which… Continue reading Managing Sauvignon Blanc Varietal Character through Juice Turbidity
As we begin this blog to exchange research and technical information for our industry, I encourage you to visit the Research Reports page of our new website. Research Reports found there were funded by the Virginia Wine Board and the reports are compiled for your reference and use. One study was conducted by Molly Kelly… Continue reading Research Reports & Winemakers Technical Conference
All of the WRE research projects for the 2016 season, as well as the Monticello WRE projects in the 2014-2015 season, have been published on their website.
The 2016 Commercial Grape Report is now available for download on VirginiaWine.org. This report includes industry data on grape production and acreage by variety, pricing by variety, and production and acreage by county. This marks the first year Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has managed the annual Commercial Grape Report (CGR) data collection and reporting.… Continue reading 2016 Commercial Grape Report Released
Click here for a report that was distributed to the Virginia Wine Board from the Virginia Wine Marketing Office with an overview of 2016 Virginia wine sales and digital marketing conducted during the first quarter of 2017. Also included in this report was an overview of the digital and print advertising for April Virginia Vineyard… Continue reading Virginia Sales & Marketing Update
Click here for article posted online on December 29, 2016.
Click here for an article originally posted on Forbes.com on January 19, 2017.
Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2017 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards for their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. The VWA’s Governor’s Cup Gala, hosted by the Virginia Wine Board is a private, invitation-only event and was held Tuesday evening at John Marshall Hotel, in Richmond, Virginia.