Gov. Terry McAuliffe awarded the town of Purcellville $17,000 in matching funds from the Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund to continue planning a viticulture and enology center. The town still needs an estimated $1-2 million just for equipment but the community is excited to see the project open business opportunities for their residents.
VWA Wine Person of the Year Award: Governor Terry McAuliffee gave the award for the Virginia Wineries Association’s Wine Person of the Year to Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore. Haymore was named Wine Person of the Year by the Virginia Wineries Association for his contributions to this rapidly growing sector of the Commonwealth’s [...]
VWA Governor’s Cup: Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2014 Virginia Wineries Association’s (VWA) Governor’s Cup to The Williamsburg Winery’s 2010 Adagio, a blended red wine. The Governor’s Cup was awarded February 27 at the VWA’s Governor’s Cup Gala at the John Marshall Hotel.
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd Haymore, presented winemaker Jeff White of Glen Manor the Virginia Vineyards Association Grape Grower of the Year award for his efforts in promoting and establishing Virginia’s flourishing wine industry. Virginia currently has the fourth most wineries in the U.S.
Nine Pin Cider Works became New York’s first licensed farm cidery. The cidery opens for business in late February 2014 and will take advantage of New York’s new farmy cidery law, which offers tax advantages and other benefits to producers who exclusively use New York-grown fruit. They partnered with craft distributor Remarkable Liquids to make [...]