These Virginia wineries will be pouring at Coastal Virginia Magazine’s CoVa WineFest on February 11 & 12, 2023.
Coastal Virginia Magazine’s own CoVa WineFest returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center February 11-12, 2023! Enjoy tastings from featured wineries and cideries, sip spirits in the distillery den and shop specialty vendors. Enjoy live entertainment, a beer garden, celebrity grape stomp and more.
See the full list of vendors and buy tickets at CoVaWineFest.com.
AmRhein Wine Cellars
Offering “a true taste of the Blue Ridge,” this family-owned, estate winery specializes in wines with a German influence. The volcanic granite soil at their flagship vineyard near Copper Hill is ideal for growing chambourcin, vidal blanc and traminette. Their 2019 Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are Governor’s Cup winners.
Bright Meadows Farm
A small, family-owned and operated winery south of Lynchburg, Bright Meadows is located on the site of a 19th-century tobacco plantation. Housed in a restored milk barn, the winery’s unique ambience and country wines like their Bright Meadows Colonial style Blackberry ooze Southern hospitality.
Castle Glen Estates
Farm & Winery A passion for tasting reds from around the world translated into a lifelong adventure for the Castle Glen team, and now the adventure is yours at their historic Doswell estate, where you can sample their Cabernet Sauvignon, Sundress Table White or Sassy Sangria in the Wine Tasting Barn. CastleGlenWine.com
The Homeplace Vineyard
The Homeplace in Pittsylvania County values its heritage of quality grapes and exquisite wines in a destination family-owned for four generations. Choose from full-bodied dry varietals or light sipping wines like their Old Green Tractor blend of viognier and traminette and the Cabin Sunset strawberry. TheHomeplaceVineyard.com
Lake Anna Winery
Lake Anna Winery was inspired by a trip through the French countryside, where climate and soil are similar to the Spotsylvania farm where this family-owned winery produces wines for diverse palates. The art of blending and structural balance come through in French style, oak-aged reds like their gold medal-winning tannat. LAWinery.com
The founder of this small, family-owned winery, originally a Christmas tree farm in Spotsylvania, has a passion for giving back. They produce a variety of whites such as riesling and chardonnay, reds like cab franc and chambourcin and 100% real fermented fruit wines like their Tibik-Kizismin blueberry. MattaponiWinery.com
Pearmund’s Meriwether is the oldest chardonnay vineyard in Virginia, producing wine for more than 40 years in the foothills of Fauquier County. With a strong focus on quality, innovation, education and experience, their commitment shines in vintages made from viognier, petit manseng, cabernet franc and more. PearmundCellars.com
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
In the heart of wine country and home to Prince Michel and Rapidan River wines, this premier East Coast wine estate is widely distributed and one of a few female-owned wineries. Wines range from high-end “craft” wines like their Viognier, Syrah and Symbius to the Rapidan River series.
A pioneer in Virginia wine known for its Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival, Rebec’s journey began with eight acres of noble vitis vinifera grapes. They now showcase a variety of dry whites, sweets, dry reds and their one-of-a-kind Autumn Glow and Sweet Sofia, created their Bulgarian winemaker. RebecWinery.com
Yorktown’s only winery, Vintner’s Cellar remains family-owned and specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted fruit fusion wine like their White Cranberry Pinot Grigio, Black Currant & Pomegranate Zinfandel and more. They offer a casual tasting environment and handcraft upwards of 40 wine varietals. VintnersCellarYorktown.com
On Wessex Hundred farm, Virginia’s most storied winery continues a pioneering tradition. From grape to glass, an authentic experience awaits at their elegant tasting room, restaurant and hotel. With beautifully balanced wines like their Wessex Hundred Albariño and Petit Verdot, they are putting our region on the wine map. WilliamsburgWinery.com
Experience Tidewater terroir at Gloucester’s first winery. Zoll Vineyards planted several acres of grapes in 2018—like cab franc, petit verdot, merlot, sangiovese, pinot gris, chardonel and traminette—in addition to blackberries and farm-to-table gardens. This chef-owned winery is food- and wine-focused. ZollVineyards.com