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Did you know that Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other with nearly 300 wineries? Wineries in Virginia are surrounded by beautiful views and majestic scenery (from mountains to rivers and everything in between). There are wineries in quaint small towns and near historic sites. Virginia is the sixth-largest wine region in the United States and generates $1.37 billion in economic impact and 8,218 jobs for the Commonwealth.The Williamsburg Winery in James City County was purchased by Patrick and Peggy Duffeler in 1983. The first vineyards were planted in 1985 and the first harvest was in 1987.The Williamsburg Winery has won many awards over the years. Most notably, the 2010 Adagio was the winner of the 2014 Virginia Governor’s Cup. The Gabriel Archer Reserve is also an award-winning wine. The wines of the Williamsburg Winery have won more than 200 awards and accolades over the years.
The Williamsburg Winery is over 40 acres of vineyards, an on-site garden, a hotel and two restaurants, Café Provencal and the Gabriel Archer Tavern all set on Wessex Hundred, a 300-acre farm. The Williamsburg Winery opened in 1988 and is open year round. There are numerous sites on the property for group tastings, weddings and private events. Additionally, the Williamsburg Winery hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that are open to the public.For more information about the Williamsburg Winery, please visit their website or Facebook page.