Two Days. Fifty Wineries. Virginia’s Biggest Wine Meet-Up Ever.

Virginia wine enthusiasts will gather at wineries across the state on May 13 and 14 for Virginia Wine Love Weekend, the state’s biggest wine meet-up ever. Fifty wineries in seven wine regions from Northern Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley to Hampton Roads are participating in the first-time event, which kicks off the summer wine travel season and gives wine fans the chance to get out from behind social media and meet other wine lovers in person.

“Virginia wine fans are famous for the love they show our wine industry,” says event organizer Nancy Bauer, who runs an 11,000-member Facebook Group called Virginia Wine Love. “Other states envy our tight community, which really showed up when wineries closed down at the beginning of Covid. It was a challenging time, and many wineries will tell you they only stayed afloat because their customers were willing to do whatever it took to keep them in business.”

Wineries will return the favor on Virginia Wine Love Weekend. Participating wineries plan to put their own spin on the statewide meet-up, setting aside a “Reserved for VA Wine Lovers” table on Mother’s Day weekend and inviting Virginia wine experts, writers, and social media influencers to guest host. Hosts include “Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia” author Richard Leahy, Virginia wine’s founding bloggers from the popular Virginia Wine Time, Paul Armstrong and Warren Richard, and Virginia Wine Dogs blogger Terri Hauser, among others. 

Weekend activities at participating wineries include specialty wine tastings, complimentary snacks, private tours, trivia contests, book signings, and wine discounts. Each time a guest checks in at a winery over the weekend, they’ll be entered in a “Virginia Wine Gives Back” drawing, which includes prizes like a tasting for four featuring Mountain & Vine Vineyards’ (formerly Delfosse Vineyards) Screaming Hawk Meritage—the top wine in this year’s Governor’s Cup Competition—and ballroom dance lessons at Briede Vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley. 

“We’re happy to be part of this event and give some love back to our customers,” says Mountain & Vine Vineyards co-owner Adrienne Albers. “Their support means everything.”

Wine enthusiasts who’d prefer to leave the driving to someone else can sign up for a hosted tour with transportation from boutique winery tour businesses, including Cork & Keg Wine Tours of Northern Virginia and Fruits & Roots Wine Tours of the Hampton Roads area. Each has created custom tours for the weekend. 

The event web site also includes a Make It a Weekend section, with winery-recommended lodgings and dining for out-of-towners. “The very best way to experience Virginia Wine Country is to immerse yourself in it,” says Nancy Bauer, who visited 150 Virginia wineries in 150 days when she and her husband researched their first Virginia wine travel app. She’s now visited more than 250 wineries. “Spend the weekend, or a week,” says Bauer. “Virginia Wine Love Weekend is a great chance to visit some hidden gem wineries and get to know the people behind the scenes. You may even meet up with a new travel buddy. People who love wine tend to be pretty fun people.”

See the complete list of participating wineries and event details here:

How to participate in Virginia Wine Love Weekend

·       Look over the map and list of fifty participating wineries

·       Check details to see what activities each winery is offering 

·       Pick a few wineries you love and/or want to get to know, and invite some friends

·       Make winery reservations if needed (most wineries don’t require them) and book your hotel and dining if you’re staying overnight

·       Join the Virginia Wine Love Group on Facebook for updates (optional)

·       Check in at each winery on May 13/14, and check the Facebook Group on May 22 for the list of “Virginia Wine Gives Back” drawing winners

Virginia Wine Love Weekend is the first project of Virginia Wine Women, a loose affiliation of winery owners, winemakers, vineyard managers and other industry stakeholders. The weekend event is organized by Virginia wine writer Nancy Bauer and Northern Neck wine travel specialist Terri Newman-Hyde.

Participating Wineries:


8 Chains North Winery, Waterford

868 Estate Vineyards, Purcellville

Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville

Chateau O’Brien, Markham

Doukenie Winery, Purcellville

Endhardt Vineyard, Purcellville

Fox Meadow Winery, Linden

Good Spirit Farm Winery, Round Hill

Gray Ghost Vineyards, Amissville

Little Washington Winery, Washington

Magnolia Vineyards, Amissville

Morais Vineyards, Bealeton

Notaviva Farm Brewery & Winery, Purcellville

Old Farm Winery at Hartland, Aldie

Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run

The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm, Gainesville

Three Fox Vineyards & Brewery, Delaplane

Two Twisted Posts Winery, Purcellville

Walsh Family Wine, Purcellville

Williams Gap Vineyard, Round Hill


Afton Mountain Vineyards, Afton

Blenheim Vineyards, Charlottesville

Chateau MerrillAnne, Orange

Chestnut Oak Vineyard, Barboursville

Chisholm Vineyard at Adventure Farm, Earlysville

DuCard Vineyards, Etlan

Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard, Louisa

Flying Fox Vineyard, Afton

Hardware Hills Vineyard, Scottsville

Hark Vineyards, Earlysville

Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville

King Family Vineyards, Crozet

Knight’s Gambit Vineyard, Charlottesville

Mountain & Vine Vineyards (formerly Delfosse Vineyards), Faber

Pollak Vineyards, Greenwood

Prince Michel Winery, Leon

Southern Revere Cellars, Louisa

Veritas Vineyards, Afton


Briede Family Vineyard, Winchester

Brix & Columns Vineyards, McGaheysville

Cave Ridge Vineyard, Mt. Jackson

North Mountain Vineyard, Maurertown

Wolf Gap Vineyard & Winery, Edinburg


Dog & Oyster Winery, Irvington

Ingleside Vineyards, Oak Grove

The Estate at White Hall Vineyard, King George

The Hague Winery, Hague


Hunting Creek Vineyards, Clover

Rosemont of Virginia Vineyards, LaCrosse


Fables & Feathers Winery, Goodview

Villa Appalaccia Winery, Floyd


New Kent Winery, New Kent

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