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Richard Leahy is a wine author and wine industry consultant specializing in regional wines east of the Rockies. He has been reporting on the wines of Virginia and other regional wine states since 1986. He works with numerous wineries, associations and state agencies, and is the Conference Manager for the largest wine industry trade show on the East Coast, the Eastern Winery Exposition.


VA Vineyards Association Names Bill Freitag “Grower of the Year”

02/07/2016 10:29 pm

On January 29th, Bill Freitag was named “Grower of the Year” at the annual technical meeting of the Virginia Vineyards Association. Freitag is chairman of the association’s Sustainability Workbook Committee, and has overseen the development of the Virginia Sustainable Winegrowers Self-Assessment Guide, a tool that helps individual growers transition toward “green” products and sustainable land stewardship. Mr. Freitag also serves the VVA

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