Appellation America Features Major Story on Virginia and its Terroir

Jun 04

Appellation America, the print and online magazine specializing in stories about specific American wine regions, has posted its free (online) version of a major story on Virginia and its terroir, written by this author.

The story describes Virginia’s favorable yet nuanced climate as being able to produce fully ripened red Bordeaux varieties, but in some AVAs also being able to produce classic cool-climate varieties like chardonnay, riesling and pinot noir, resulting in more diversity in vinifera viticulture than in most U.S. states.

The URL for this story is and the location of the vineyard photo with the Blue Ridge Mountains is Moss Vineyard in Nortonsville, northern Albemarle County.

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