The Virginia Vineyards Association, incorporated in March 1983, originated in 1979/80 as a joint effort for information exchange and cooperation among viticulturists, wineries, and Virginia Tech. Our goal is to increase awareness and recognition of the quality and diversity of Virginia’s grapes and wines.
Our members include commercial growers, those who grow grapes as a hobby, and others who just want to learn more about viticulture. Many of Virginia’s farm wineries are also members, as are several companies which can provide goods and services to grape growers throughout the state. Membership is not limited to Virginia residents, we welcome all who share our interests.
Viticultural interests of the state
Growth of commercial grape-growing as a major component of the Virginia agricultural sector
Cultivation of all species of grapes
Public recognition of the products made from Virginia’s grapes
Establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with local, state, and federal government agencies
Free interchange of information and ideas with professional and amateur enthusiasts.
Board of Directors
Emily Hodson, Chair
Veritas Vineyard & Winery
Paul Mierzejewski, Chair
PJM Vineyard Consulting
Bill Robson, Chair
16 Rows Vineyard
Hambsch Family Vineyards
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Bill Freitag, Chair
Toll Gate Farm
Amherst Vineyards, LLC
Turtle Zwadlo, Chair
Tony K. Wolf, PhD
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