Key Individuals in Virginia Wine’s History

There have been many individuals who have contributed to the production process of wine in the state and made the industry what it is today. Take a look at some of these individuals and their contributions to the history of Virginia wine over the centuries. These individuals have faced success and failures, been innovators and advocates for the industry. Do you see someone missing from this list you would like to add for their contributions? Contact us!



  • Robert Bolling, Jr.
  • Charles Carter
  • André Estave
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Mason
  • Philip Mazzei
  • George Washington


  • Dr. Daniel Norton
  • William Prince





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