Our organization, Virginia’s Piedmont, America’s Wine Country, is a wine region in Central Virginia spanning over 11 counties, known as the Virginia Piedmont. The region boasts some of the finest wineries in Virginia, totaling over 114 wineries within a two-hour drive. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont region is distinguished by rolling hills.
Together, the counties cover territory defined to the north by the Washington, D.C. suburbs and to the South by Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Charlottesville.
Wines from the region have already distinguished themselves in statewide and national competitions and are served in some of the finest restaurants and inns in the nation. Now they find themselves banding together to serve as a magnet for tourists in the extended region, the nation, and the world.
Known as “Virginia’s Piedmont, America’s Wine Country”, the counties have commissioned a website and are developing a national marketing campaign to position the region as a major attraction to tourists.
What follows is a descriptive paragraph that embodies the theme of this initiative: “Come and taste the wines that are born in Virginia, as were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. Virginia’s Piedmont was the home of Robert E. Lee, John S. Mosby and so many others who shaped America and is a place that witnessed some of the key battles of the Civil War. This is why the Virginia Piedmont is America’s Wine Country.”
While history is important to our region, and while we would like to see a subtle nod to the history element of the region, we’d like the logo to promote the area primarily as a wine region.
Virginia County Partners in the initiative:
Loudoun, Prince William, Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Madison, Orange, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and potentially Albemarle and Nelson.