New Wine Production Facility Finds A Home In VA

Contributed by Rebecca Johnson

A new sparkling wine production facility will be established in Nelson County, Virginia, which is about three hours away from Washington, D.C. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on Monday that Virginia Sparkling Company will invest $600,000 in the facility, according to AP.

“With more than 300 wineries and vineyards, the wine industry in Virginia generates nearly $1.37 billion for our economy each year, provides new markets for our farmers, and offers unique agritourism opportunities for our visitors,” said the Northam in a statement in WTKR.

This facility will contribute to the county’s tourism economy, which is a large part of the county’s economy. The company plans to source all grapes from Virginia.

“Nelson County has long been a leader in Virginia’s craft beverage and tourism industries,” said Chairman of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors Larry Saunders in the press release. “The family behind the Virginia Sparkling Company is familiar to Nelson and an important part of the success we have had.”

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