The Virginia Fruit Web Site:

Virginia Vineyards

Updated 9 October 2018

Over the past several years, grape acreage has grown rapidly. Virginia ranks eighth in commercial grape production.  Current bearing acreage is about 3,200 acres in 2015.  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 2015 acreage figures) are: Albemarle (570), Loudoun (541), Orange (251), Fauquier (221), Nelson (242), Shenandoah (90), Westmoreland (81), Madison (78), Rappahannock (77), and Augusta (69).  Vinifera varieties account for 78% of bearing acres, French-American hybrids 16%, and American varieties 6%.  The 10 leading varieties with 2015 acreage are Chardonnay (441), Cabernet franc (382), Merlot (332), Cabernet sauvignon (289), Viognier (259), Petit verdot (198), Vidal blanc (151), Chambourcin (134), Norton (126), and Traminette (109). (These are all vinifera except Vidal blanc, Chambourcin and Traminette (hybrids) and Norton (American).
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Maintained by: Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg
, Virginia