Richmond, VA – January 15, 2013 – The 2013 Virginia Winery Guide, produced by the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office, is now available and ready for distribution. The initial shipment has gone out to all the wineries and tourism centers in Virginia, as well as many wine shops, bed and breakfasts, and restaurants throughout the Commonwealth.
This year marks the third annual Virginia Winery Guide Photography Contest. Professional photographers and novices alike submitted more than 500 pictures statewide. This year’s winner is Christina Brewer of Northern VA. Her photograph was taken at Hume Vineyards. Her photograph was selected because it embodied the overall vision of Virginia wines: sophisticated yet approachable wines in picturesque countryside setting.
The 2013 cover image features the newly designated Middleburg AVA, and was photographed by James Hanna. For more information on James Hanna photography, please call (540) 668-7707 or visit www.jimhannaphotography.com.
The guide has been updated this year to feature 230 wineries, cideries and meaderies. Along with a detailed, topographic driving map of Virginia with the winery locations, the Virginia Winery Guide also has a comprehensive listing of all the wineries. This listing includes the location, hours, directions, and contact information for each winery.
If an individual is interested in receiving a copy of the 2013 Virginia Winery Guide, they can visit www.VirginiaWine.org/guide to submit their mailing address. Winery guides are sent at no cost and will arrive in 1-2 weeks in the mail after the request is made. Also, if individuals need a copy of the 2013 Virginia Winery Guide immediately, then they can download any of the regional maps at www.virginiawine.org/guide.
Businesses in Virginia or surrounding areas that would like to display the Virginia winery guide can either email MaryCatherine.Searson@