The Virginia Wineries Association has served Virginia Farm Wineries since 1983. VWA is a non-profit trade association that acts on the behalf of the wine industry. The VWA promotes viticulture and vintner practices, provides a multitude of wine resources and benefits to it’s members. The Virginia Wineries Association hosts the Vintage Virginia® Wine & Food Festival and the Winter Wine Celebration. In addition, VWA holds the Governor’s Cup® Competition each year and hosts tastings of the Governor’s Cup® Case, 12 of the top scoring wines of the competition each year.
A Thriving Wine Industry is a Growing One! The VWA favors the industry’s continued expansion statewide. The formal Mission as stated in the By Laws is “to actively encourage and support the production, quality, promotion, and appreciation of Virginia Wines”.