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February 14, 2024
Six Virginia Wineries Exhibit at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris
U.S. Ambassador hosts celebration of Virginia wine and cuisine
Contact: Michael Wallace

Six Virginia wineries are exhibiting at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris in the Expo Porte de Versailles in France, Feb. 12 - 14. The annual event serves as the leading wine and spirits industry trade show in Europe. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia Wine are hosting a pavilion, which includes exhibition booths for the Virginia wineries at this year’s event. The exhibiting wineries are:

“Virginia’s wine industry is vitally important to the state’s economic success as it has created more than 10,000 jobs and contributes $1.73 billion annually to the Commonwealth’s economy. Creating new relationships abroad and enhancing export opportunities helps to diversify sales portfolios and position the industry for future successes,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr.

In addition to the pavilion at Wine Paris & Vinexpo, the participating wineries were invited to a celebration of Virginia wine and cuisine at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco Denise Campbell Bauer. During the celebration, industry media and influencers sampled Virginia wines and cuisine paired with foods crafted by Chef Ives Roquel, executive Chef of the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, and chef Tim Moore of Early Mountain Vineyards.

“As a member of the Virginia Wine Board, and part of a family-owned winery, representing the Virginia Wine industry on a global stage is an honor. While Virginia has a long history of wine dating back to Thomas Jefferson, it’s the modern wine industry that is gaining a reputation for quality and innovation. Wine Enthusiast just recognized these wine-making achievements in the state by naming the Monticello AVA the wine region of the year. We’re thrilled to bring a taste of Virginia to France,” said Aubrey Rose, treasurer of the Virginia Wine Board and co-owner of Rosemont Vineyards.

To learn more about the participating wineries and wines being showcased, visit: www.virginiawinevinexpo.com.

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