October was proclaimed Virginia wine month in 1988 and it’s the oldest wine month celebration in the country. Virginia’s wine month was made in hopes to support the growing wine industry on the East Coast of the United States. We’re here to tell you from experience that there’s something magical about Virginia in October when you’re in wine country, and you need to experience it.
Virginia’s wine month began with only 40 wineries in the state and now, after 31 years with this annual celebration, there are over 280 wineries and 410 vineyards. Virginia wineries have seen over 2 billion tourists, according to a study developed in 2015. Virginia’s wine industry impacted the state’s economic growth by 1.37 billion. With over 600 thousand cases sold last fiscal year that should be no surprise. That’s a lot of wine!
With the 15 million acres of fall foliage here in October, it is no surprise that many people want to visit the wineries during Virginia’s wine month. Visitors can enjoy the 2019 wine harvest and also the release of previous wines that we have all been waiting for. Enjoy the festivities!
Tens of thousands of people visit the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia each year to see the beautiful Fall foliage and Fall colors. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer one of the most colorful and longest running fall leaf seasons in the world. One of the many reasons for this is due to the varied elevations, which show prime fall colors for more than a month. Fall colors begin at the highest elevations in early October, and work their way down to the lower elevations in early November.
To learn more about on-going activities throughout the state for Virginia Wine Month, visit https://www.virginiawine.org/virginia-wine-month
Once you’re stocked up on all of your favorite Virginia Wines, you can store them in your very own Vino Vault to savor and share for the upcoming holidays. Book your Vino Vault at Extra Space Storage today! We have climate and humidity-controlled units in several different sizes and HVAC and generator backup as well!
If you’re stocking up on wines, you should be storing up. Book your Vino Vault at Extra Space Storage today – In Charlottesville, VA call 434 270 8379 | In Charlotte, NC call 980 498 8004