A Destination International Wine Event With a Virginia Accent • 15th Annual
380 wines • 150 distilled spirits • 11 countries & states • 32 events • 10 days
Virginia's Premier, Curated, International Wine & Food Event • Engaging, Educational & Exciting • Enjoy Top Scoring Bottlings
The Virginia Wine Expo, highlighted by the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, welcomes the world's passionate wine drinkers and producers, spirits enthusiasts, and foodies to its unparalleled 10-day celebration of great wine, spirits, and local, artisan cuisine. From intimate wine dinners, fascinating Masterclass seminars, and themed events, such as ‘SMOKED!’, ‘Oyster Eat’, ‘Tequilabamba’, 'Bacchanalia', and ‘POP ITALIA!’, to the large-scale Grand Tastings, you'll be certain to find unique experiences that satisfy even the most discriminating palate.
Heart of the Expo • Virginia's Wine World Is Here • Regions of Emphasis
The heart of the Expo is the Walk-Around Grand Tasting, of which there are four entry times, where the public, media, and trade will be able to swirl, sniff, taste and discuss hundreds of bottles of wine from Virginia, our 2023 Regions of Emphasis, Italy and Oregon, and other wine regions around the world, as well as taste dozens of spirits, ciders and meads from Virginia. All this happens at beautiful and historic Main Street Station.
Take Home What You Taste
One of the most unique aspects of the Walk-Around Grand Tastings and SMOKED! is the opportunity to taste and in many cases purchase Virginia wine, cider, and spirits to take home. The opportunity to meet winemakers, distillers, knowledgeable volunteers, and distributor representatives, who can educate, enlighten and enrich your understanding of these quality craft products and then buy them to take home is a special opportunity you won't find elsewhere.
Ticket Packages • Build Your Own Bundle
The best deals are the ticket packages and ‘Build Your Own Bundle’ (BYOB), which allows you to personalize your experience. There is a dedicated Ticket Packages page where you can peruse your ticket package options. These pre-set deals offer big savings on the most popular signature events. If you want to customize your experience yourself, then BYOB permits you to choose the events in your package and receive a 15% discount for three events or 20% off of four.
The Virginia Wine Expo has five objectives: to present a highly curated, informative and educational international wine, spirits, and food experience for the public, media and trade; to be a national destination event, which attracts wine, spirits, and foodie enthusiasts 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 charity (Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity).