In our last issue (February 2024) we delved into the number of wineries currently operating in the United States by state and found that some of the fastest-growing regions are East of the Rocky Mountains. Enthusiasm for local wine has increased in states such as Virginia, Michigan and Ohio and new producers have popped up to meet that demand.
It's good news for ever yone, and it means that established producers are increasing capacity or running trials to push quality even further. This month's cover stor y looks at the how and why of recent expansions by two eastern wineries-one in Virginia, another in North Carolina. It also includes an article about a series of experiments conducted at wineries in Virginia investiga... go to issue