Award-Winning Virginia Wines



Virginia wineries are producing wines of quality and distinction with a food-friendly style somewhere between old and new world. Not every year is a blockbuster, though, and climate has a significant impact on the quality of each vintage. As a result, wine lovers who value consistency over authenticity may want to do a little homework before stocking up on Virginia wines.

We recently updated our site and added more than 75 award-winning Virginia wines. The wines listed below, from 33 Virginia wineries, exemplify the high quality wines being produced in Virginia and would make great additions to any wine collection.

Afton Mountain
2010 Afton Mountain Festa di Bacco $28
(WE 84)


Attimo Winery
2011 Attimo Sonnet 98 Vidal Blanc $17
(WE 87)
Available at Amazon.com

2011 Attimo Aviator Reserve Cabernet Franc $24
(WE 86)


Autumn Hill Vineyards
2008 Autumn Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Monticello $18
(WE 85)

2009 Autumn Hill Merlot-Petite Verdot Monticello $20
(WE 83)


Barren Ridge Vineyards
2009 Barren Ridge Meritage $32
(WE 87)

2010 Barren Ridge Cabernet Franc Shenandoah Valley $17
(WE 86)

2011 Barren Ridge Viognier Shenandoah Valley $22
(WE 86)


Bluestone Vineyard
2010 Bluestone Chardonnay Shenandoah Valley $19
(WE 84)


Chateau Morrisette
2008 Château Morrisette Petit Verdot $20
(WE 84)

2010 Château Morrisette Chardonnay $18
(WE 82)


Chatham Vineyards
2011 Chatham Vineyards Church Creek Steel Chardonnay $16
(WE 86)

2011 Chatham Vineyards Church Creek Cabernet Franc Virginia's Eastern Shore $19
(WE 85)

NV Chatham Vineyards Church Creek Vintner’s Blend Red Virginia's Eastern Shore $19
(WE 84)


Cooper Vineyards
2011 Cooper Vineyards Viognier $23
(WE 87)


Crosskeys Vineyard & Estates
2011 CrossKeys Joy White Vidal Blanc $17
(WE 86)


Doukenie Winery
2011 Doukenie Riesling $21
(WE 84)

2010 Doukenie Zeus Red $26
(WE 84)

2010 Doukenie Chardonnay $25
(WE 82)


Flying Fox Vineyard
2009 Flying Fox Petit Verdot Monticello $23
(WE 86)


Fox Meadow Winery
2010 Fox Meadow Le Renard Rouge Red $34
(WE 87)

2011 Fox Meadow Riesling $22
(WE 86)

2009 Fox Meadow Le Renard Rouge Red $32
(WE 85)


Gadino Cellars
2011 Gadino Cellars Viognier $22
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)
Available at VinoShipper


General's Ridge Vineyard
NV General's Ridge GRV $12
(WE 82)


Granite Heights Winery
2008 Granite Heights Lomax Reserve Red $20
(WE 87)

2009 Granite Heights Lomax Reserve Red $22
(WE 86)


Gray Ghost Vineyards
2011 Gray Ghost Gewurztraminer $19
(WE 88)

2009 Gray Ghost Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $40
(WE 85)

2010 Gray Ghost Ranger Reserve Red $30
(WE 84)
Available at Red Rio Hill Wine & Gourmet

2011 Gray Ghost Vidal Blanc $14
(WE 84)


Hume Vineyards
2011 Hume Cabernet Franc $23
(WE 86)


Ingleside Vineyards
2007 Ingleside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $25
(WE 82 | BTI 90)

2009 Ingleside Vineyards Petite Verdot $20
(BTI 88)

2007 Ingleside Reserve Petit Verdot $33
(WE 86 | BTI 86)

2008 Ingleside Vineyards Petit Verdot $20
(WE 85)
Available at E. Joseph Wines

NV Ingleside Virginia Gold $35
(WE 84)


Jefferson Vineyards
2009 Jefferson Vineyards Meritage $30
(WE 89)

NV Jefferson Vineyards Cabernet Franc Monticello $22
(WE 86)

2008 Jefferson Vineyards Reserve Petit Verdot Monticello $35
(WE 86)

NV Jefferson Vineyards Petit Verdot Monticello $22
(WE 85)

2011 Jefferson Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling Monticello $22
(WE 85)

For information about the tasting experience at Jefferson Vineyards, please see our Jefferson Vineyards tasting room review.


Lovingston Winery
2009 Lovingston Estate Reserve Josie's Knoll Red Monticello $25
(WE 88)


Miracle Valley Vineyard
2011 Miracle Valley Viognier $24
(WE 84)

2010 Miracle Valley Red $35
(WE 84)

2010 Miracle Valley Cabernet Franc $26
(WE 83)


Morais Vineyards and Winery
2012 Morais Touriga National $20
(BTI 91)


Narmada Winery
2011 Narmada Winery Merlot
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)

2011 Narmada Winery Yash-Vir Merlot
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)


North Gate Vineyards
2010 North Gate Meritage $20
(WE 86)


Notaviva Vineyards
2010 Notaviva Vineyards Ode to Joy
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)

2011 Notaviva Vineyards Ottantotto Viognier
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)


Pollak Vineyards
2010 Pollak Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris Monticello $18
(BTI 92)
Available at Vintage Cellar

2010 Pollak Vineyards Estate Viognier Monticello $20
(BTI 92)

2010 Pollak Vineyards Estate, Meritage $35
(BTI 90)

2011 Pollak Vineyards Estate, Durant White Blend Monticello $16
(BTI 89)

2010 Pollak Vineyards Estate Cabernet Franc Monticello $22
(BTI 88)
Available at Rio Hill Wine & Gourmet

2010 Pollak Vineyards Estate Merlot Monticello $28
(BTI 87)

2012 Pollak Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Gris
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)
Available at VinoShipper


Rappahannock Cellars
2010 Rappahannock Cellars Cabernet Franc $27
(WE 88)

2010 Rappahannock Cellars Reserve Cabernet Franc $36
(WE 87)

2012 Rappahannock Cellars Chardonnay
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Double Gold)
Available at VinoShipper

2010 Rappahannock Cellars Meritage $30
(WE 87)

2011 Rappahannock Cellars Viognier $23
(WE 87)
Available at E. Joseph Wines

2009 Rappahannock Cellars Meritage $30
(WE 86)
Available at E. Joseph Wines


Rosemont Vineyards and Winery
2011 Rosemont Traminette $14
(WE 85)
Available at VinoShipper


Stanburn Winery
2011 Stanburn Cabernet Franc $16
(WE 82)


Sunset Hills
2010 Sunset Hills Reserve Cabernet Franc $32
(WE 87)

2010 Sunset Hills Cabernet Franc $26
(WE 86)

2011 Sunset Hills Reserve Chardonnay $24
(WE 85)

2010 Sunset Hills Mosaic Red $50
(WE 87)

For information about the tasting experience at Sunset Hills, please see our Sunset Hills tasting room review.


Trump Winery
2008 Trump Simply Red Monticello $16
(WE 88)

2008 Trump New World Red Monticello $28
(WE 87)

For information about the tasting experience at Trump Winery, please see our Trump Winery tasting room review.


Vint Hill Craft Winery
2012 Vint Hill Craft Winery Covert Wineworks-Gigi Pinot Gris
(2013 Indy International Wine Competition - Gold)


White Hall Vineyards
2011 White Hall Vineyards Viognier Monticello $18
(WE 85)
Available at Rio Hill Wine & Gourmet


Published: Nov. 3, 2013

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