The latest data from winesandvines.com shows Virginia as number six in the nation in terms of the number of wineries, 270 as at August 2017, and number nine in the nation in terms of the number of cases of wine produced - 900,000.
The cases total still hovers below 1%, with California bottling the lion's share at a whopping 87%! An amazing statistic in itself.
Loudoun County, Virginia, accounts for 44 wineries, a number which is gradually increasing in part due to the county's close proximity to the nation's capital, Washington D.C., as well as good terroir, passionate independent investors and strong local winemaking skills.
One factor which accompanies a growing number of wineries is the presence of more for sale as owners retire, or their circumstances change and they decide to re-locate, scenarios we have seen first hand in Loudoun County. We are witnessing new entrants into wine making and the cultivation of vines which brings fresh vision and a constantly evolving diversity of blends and tasting room styles, all of which helps to maintain and increase interest for visitors. It's definitely lively in Loudoun when it comes to wine...
Hunt Country SIR
We are Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty, a Northern Virginia based residential real estate broker located in the historic capital of Loudoun County, Leesburg