RVA Wine Destinations


Wine has been the stipend of civilization, with the oldest winery found in Armenia in 4100 B.C. Spreading from Ancient Egypt to the Mediterranean, wine came to the New World with the conquistadors. It was the French that began cultivating wine in Virginia, ultimately setting the tone for future wineries in America. Wineries did not gain much popularity until Thomas Jefferson, Minister to France at the time, traveled to France and was inspired to open up a winery producing rich wines of his own in Monticello. Virginia today has 276 wineries in every region from the Heart of Appalachia to the Eastern Shore and Northern Virginia. Virginia Wines are borne from grape varieties of relative obscurity in comparison to traditional Wine traditions from the old world. You'll often see Viognier, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot take center stage at most Virginia wineries. Richmond is home to some amazing venues which we've linked for you in this blog below!

Take a peak of these Richmond Wine Hot Spots – 


  •       Ashton Creek Vineyard – Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester



  •       James River Cellars Winery – Washington Highway, Glen Allen



  •       New Kent Winery – Old Church Rd, New Kent



  •       Skipper Creek Vineyard – Rocky Ford Rd., Powhatan



  •       Bodie Vineyards LLC -  May Day Drive, Powhatan



  •       Saude Creek Vineyards – Cooks Mill Rd., Lanexa



Wine Bars

  •       Barrel Thief Wine Shop & Café – Patterson Avenue, Richmond



  •       C’est Le Vin Art & Wine Gallery – N. 17th St., Richmond



  •       Nota Bene Restaurant & Bar -  E Main St, Richmond



  •       Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – W. Broad St., Richmond



  •       Bistro Twenty Seven – W. Broad St., Richmond



  •       Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar – Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond



  •       Secco Wine Bar – N. Robinson St., Richmond



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