Thursday, August 15 2013
A record year for Virginia Wine
A surprise to no one tracking the Virginia wine industry's evolution, Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that fiscal 2013 was another record year for sales of the commonwealth's vin.
Surpassing the previous record of 485,000 cases, set in fiscal 2012, Virginia wineries sold more than 511,000 cases in the most recent year, according to data gathered by the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and the Virginia Wine Marketing Office. The Virginia Wine office also highlighted that Virginia sales have increased by nearly 25 percent since fiscal 2010.