Uncork and unwind along the Virginia Peninsula Wine Trail, nestled in an Atlantic Coastal Plain area defined by the York and Pamunkey Rivers to the north and the James River to the south.

Reminiscent of the topography and climate that influence prestigious wine-growing regions in Europe, Virginia’s newest American Viticultural Area is home to six diverse wineries that produce some of the best wine in the Commonwealth. The terroir-driven wines from this region reflect the subtropical, maritime climate distinguished by its extended growing season.

These scenic retreats that offer southern hospitality at its finest also pay homage to American history that dates back to the early English colonists who settled here. Four centuries after the House of Burgesses’ 1619 decree that once required every household to plant vineyards, the wines that originate here continue to win national and international acclaim.

We invite you to try them all.


Gauthier Vineyard

Two retired Navy captains own this working farm, world-class equestrian center, vineyard and winery in New Kent County near the intersection of the Lafayette and Washington-Rochambeau trails to Yorktown.

Jolene Family Winery

This farm winery right off Pocahontas Trail overlooks 18-acre Tom Brooks Lake on one side and the vineyard on another. Three siblings inherited this scenic property and combined the first names of their parents, Joseph and Helene, to name it.

New Kent Winery

Unparalleled southern hospitality defines this family-owned and operated farm winery and brewery that welcomes wine enthusiasts and beer lovers.

Saudé Creek Vineyards

Spectacular defines the view from the top of the hill that is home to this winery overlooking the Pamunkey River. Sip on a bottle of wine while relaxing on one of Saudé Creek’s decks, patios and firepits.

Upper Shirley Vineyards

The wine lifts your spirits, and the scenery snags your breath at this bucolic riverside estate just 30 minutes from Richmond. The gentle breeze and Tidewater’s rich soil nourish the fruits of labor spread among 22 acres.

Williamsburg Winery

At the Wessex Hundred farm, nestled in 400 acres of woods, fields, gardens and vineyards, you’ll find one of the Commonwealth’s most storied wineries that is a pioneer in Virginia winemaking.