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Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy

Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy
Agritourism plays an important role in the $70 billion annual economic contribution made by Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.



Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed

Grant funding available for Southside vineyard development; additional grapes needed
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded a grant to help grow Southern Virginia wineries.



NASA research provides out-of-this-world benefit for grape growers

Virginia’s wine grape industry has really taken off over the past 20 years. Now NASA is helping the state’s grape growers find new ways to meet the growing demand for wine grapes and vineyards.



Vineyard grant expected to boost wine grape acreage in Southside

An $800,000 Southern Virginia Vineyard Development and Expansion Grant available through the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is expected to foster new and expanded wine grape acreage in Southside Virginia.



Virginia’s wine grape production was up in 2015

The Virginia office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service recently compiled figures on the state’s 2015 wine grape production, and the outlook presented a fine balance.



Your Virginia wine started out in a Virginia vineyard

Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, and there’s a Virginia wine for every taste and occasion.




Virginians planting, harvesting more wine grapes

Virginia’s 2014 commercial wine grape harvest was more than 17 percent larger than that of 2013 with 8,039 tons, up from 6,862 tons. The 2014 harvest is second only to the 2009 harvest of more than 8,600 tons. 



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