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Pop the cork on Virginia Vineyard Month

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April marks a new wine grape growing season and Virginia Vineyard Month. It’s also a good time to toast one of the state’s fastest-growing agricultural industries.

Any time is a fine time to celebrate Virginia wine

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The popularity of Virginia wine continues to grow, and October’s 29th annual Virginia Wine Month is the perfect time to sample some.

Farm Bureau plays a part in filling your wine glass

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There’s a Virginia wine for every taste and occasion, and Virginia Farm Bureau has supported the industry along the way.

Virginia’s wine grape harvest is ripe, robust—and early

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The crush of Virginia’s wine grape harvest is ahead of schedule, and the fruit is robust.

Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy

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Agritourism plays an important role in the $70 billion annual economic contribution made by Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

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The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.

Virginia’s wine grape production was up in 2015

The Virginia office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service recently compiled figures on the state’s 2015 wine grape production, and the outlook presented a fine balance.

Your Virginia wine started out in a Virginia vineyard

Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, and there’s a Virginia wine for every taste and occasion.

Vineyard grant expected to boost wine grape acreage in Southside

An $800,000 Southern Virginia Vineyard Development and Expansion Grant available through the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is expected to foster new and expanded wine grape acreage in Southside Virginia.

NASA research provides out-of-this-world benefit for grape growers

Virginia’s wine grape industry has really taken off over the past 20 years. Now NASA is helping the state’s grape growers find new ways to meet the growing demand for wine grapes and vineyards.

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