Five Unexpected American Wine Regions

It's time to look beyond the West Coast—to these Vineyard-rich states.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Virginia

Scene: Rebounding from a mid-century low point of 15 grape-yielding acres, the state's viticulture now includes 140 wineries, many of which have a knack for European varietals.

Winery: Founded by Italian vintners, Barbours­ville Vineyards proves Old Dominion wines deserve global attention.

Bottle: 2006's Octagon, a velvety blend of four red, traditionally French grapes. $40; barboursvillecellar.com

Photo Courtesy: barboursvillecellar.com
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