Come join us for the Virginia Wine Expo from February 26th through March 3rd at Spectacular Main Street Station in Richmond, VA!
If there is one event in Richmond that encapsulates the amazing craft beverage and food scene in Richmond – and Virginia – it’s the 2019 Virginia Wine Expo presented by Publix. Here at the Virginia Distillers Association, we are excited to be one of this year’s charitable beneficiaries and to continue our support for and promotion of the Commonwealth’s burgeoning craft spirits industry.
The Expo’s signature events are held at spectacular, revitalized Main Street Station in historic Shockoe Bottom. They highlight Virginia wine, spirits, cider and local, artisan cuisine. Many of the hundreds of bottles you will sample will be available for sale during the event, making the Expo a unique tasting and buying opportunity.
The Virginia Wine Expo has five objectives: to present a highly curated, informative, entertaining and educational wine, spirits and food experience for the public, media and trade; to be a national destination event, which attracts wine and spirits enthusiasts and foodies from across the country and beyond; to offer a unique opportunity to taste – and in most cases buy – Virginia wine and spirits; to present the diverse and extraordinary cuisine of Richmond’s flourishing and nationally acclaimed dining scene; and to raise money for the Virginia Distillers Association.
The heart of the VWE are the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, of which there are three sessions, where the public, media and trade will be able to swirl, sniff, taste and discuss hundreds of bottles of wine from Virginia and our 2019 guest regions, Chile and Central Coast, Santa Cruz mountains and Southern California, as well as taste dozens of spirits from Virginia. This year, in addition to wine, the public can choose to taste and buy dozens of the Commonwealth’s distilled spirits including whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, “moonshine” and more. There is NO additional cost to taste the spirits.
Now in its twelfth year, the Virginia Wine Expo has become the mid-Atlantic’s premier wine event. Attendance is expected to exceed 7,500 in 2019 and reach 10,000+ by 2021. The Expo has grown to include 30+ events at Main Street Station and nearby venues.
The Virginia Wine Expo is a unique experience – the only of its kind in the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample and buy exceptional craft beverages at beautiful Main Street Station and support the VDA!