The Virginia Piedmont region, located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the coastal plains of Virginia, is home to over 118 wineries, all within a 2 hour drive. Consisting of 12 counties, each county offers something unique, but distinctly Virginian.
Virginia continues to excel in the making of wine and in wine competitions around the world, prompting Wine Enthusiast Magazine to name Virginia as one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the world.
Virginia's Piedmont, America's Wine Country
Taste the wines that are born in Virginia, as were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. America's history was fought and won here, in the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. Virginia’s Piedmont, has played witness to the people and conflicts that have shaped America. This is why the Virginia Piedmont is America’s Wine Country.
Named after the Piedmont region of Italy, the name "Piedmont" comes from the French term which literally means "foothill". The rolling hills and soils of this region provide excellent drainage and the protection from extreme weather conditions required for successfully growing grapes. Famous for its scenic beauty, this area of Virginia holds a vast array of things to do, events, history, culture, and unique cities and towns.
See the map of participating counties in the Piedmont Region.
What else can you enjoy in
America's Wine Country?
The infamous Civil War Battlefields of Manassas and Spotsylvania, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, water sports & overnights at Lake Anna, Jame's Madison's Montpelier, quaint towns, unique shops & restaurants, Outdoor Recreation, the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, numerous Equestrian Events, Skydiving, a vibrant Arts scene, and more.