Virginia Tasting Cellar turns Farmville into wine lovers’ dream

Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 10:38:21-04

FARMVILLE, Va. — When the Virginia Tasting Cellar opens in Farmville, it will be the first multi-winery tasting room of its kind in Virginia, according to its owners.

The building will serve as a hub for wine lovers to sample many Virginia wines without having to drive around to many different wineries. Initial offerings include Rosemont of Virginia Winery, Hunting Creek Vineyards, DuCard Vineyards, CrossKey Vineyards, and Barboursville Vineyards.

“There are almost 300 wineries making exceptional wines all over the state,” Virginia Tasting Cellar owner Michele Graziano said. “Geographically, it is a challenge to visit multiple wineries in one day. There are hidden gems, at the end of country roads, that people may never have had a chance to taste. Our goal was to bring as many wineries, large and small, together under one roof, and create a unique experience for Virginia wine lovers.”

Virginia Tasting Cellar

Virginia Tasting Cellar

She said she looked forward to turning Farmville into a Virginia wine destination.

“Virginia Tasting Cellar will be an important addition to the Farmville area, not only for residents, but for travelers visiting the region, as well,” Caroline Logan, Director of Communications for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, said.

Virginia Tasting Cellar

Virginia Tasting Cellar

The Virginia Tasting Cellar will open grand opening ceremonies Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regular operating hours will be Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The cost to taste is $10 for 10 wines.

“We are so excited about this new opportunity for Virginia wines to reach a large and new audience,” Annette Boyd, director of the Virginia Wine Marketing Office, said. “The Virginia Tasting Cellar format will allow many Virginia wineries a new outlet to reach a wide variety of wine consumers in a new way.”

The Virginia Tasting Cellar is located at 201 C Mill Street in Farmville.

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