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Virginia Vineyards

Updated 5 June 2024

Over the past several years, grape acreage has grown rapidly. Virginia ranks eighth in commercial grape production.  Current bearing acreage is about 3,855 acres in 2021 .  (total acreage 4,386). Most of this acreage is planted to wine grape varieties, though some of the longer-standing vineyards are composed of table grapes. Vineyards are widely distributed in the state, though most vineyards are in the northern Piedmont. The 10 leading counties (with 2021 acreage figures) are: Albemarle (939), Loudoun (854), Orange (281), Fauquier (299), Shenandoah (295), Nelson (265), Rappahannock (116), Madison (108), Rockingham (85), and Augusta (99).  Vinifera varieties account for 78% of bearing acres, French-American hybrids 16%, and American varieties 6%.  The 10 leading varieties with 2021 acreage are Cabernet franc (645), Chardonnay (547), Petit verdot (455), Merlot (447), Cabernet sauvignon (315), Viognier (303), Vidal blanc (227), Chambourcin (182), Petit manseng (179), and Norton. (These are all vinifera except Vidal blanc and Chambourcin (hybrids) and Norton (American).
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Maintained by: Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg
, Virginia