The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail

rich history, rich wines

The Shenandoah Valley AVA is emerging as one of the country’s most exciting wine producing regions, and it is no wonder with the limestone soil, higher elevation, cooler nights, and less rainfall. All of this combines to provide some of the state’s best growing conditions. Many of our winemakers have received top recognition both state and nation-wide for the wines they are producing. All our members are excited to be part of this growing area and establish an award winning reputation. 

In addition to producing award-winning wines, our scenery is breathtaking with the Blue Ridge, Massanutten, and Allegheny Mountains as our backdrop. The sprawling countryside invites a time of relaxation as you are sipping on our wines. Most of our vineyards are family-run, with the owners frequently found behind the tasting bar. A tour of the Valley’s wineries offers a special experience, with rural scenery, entertainment, quality restaurants and award winning wines. 

Upcoming Events

Shenandoah Valley Wine Festival

The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail is excited to once again host our Annual Wine Festival. We will return to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, 1 pm - 7 pm. There will be wine tastings, live music, craft vendors, and more. Tickets are now available!

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Member Events

Member wineries are constantly hosting events for wine lovers including live music, wine dinners, holiday parties, wine releases, educational seminars, and more.

Explore the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail

All of our winery members take the great pleasure in welcoming visitors to sample their wines, relax in the countryside between mountain and farmland, and share their pride in Virginia’s winemaking heritage.

2021 Shenandoah Cup Results

The Shenandoah Cup Competition started in 2019 and is now an annual event happening in November each year. The goal is to draw more attention to the Shenandoah Valley AVA by highlighting the superior growing conditions for wine grapes and the resulting wines that are being made. The 2021 results were announced at the Shenandoah Cup Gala on Friday, November 12, 2021.