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Cornus Virginicus: Particular Wine Launch Pays Tribute to Virginia Wine Business


Barboursville Vineyards & The First Girl of Virginia Collaborate in Celebration of Virginia Wine

Richmond, VA (October 3, 2022) – Barboursville Vineyards broadcasts a particular restricted launch of Cornus Virginicus, a wine crafted in collaboration with the First Girl of Virginia, Suzanne S. Youngkin, to have fun Virginia agriculture. As a part of the initiative, a donation is being made to each the Virginia FFA and Virginia 4-H state foundations.

Launched along side the thirty fourth annual Virginia Wine Month in October, this bottling commemorates Virginia’s burgeoning wine scene and the agricultural artwork being perfected by winemakers throughout the Commonwealth. A current examine discovered the Virginia Wine trade contributes $1.73 billion to the native economic system and supplies over 10,000 jobs.

Cornus Virginicus is Latin for “Flowering tree of Virginia” and pays tribute to the Commonwealth’s official state flower and tree— the Dogwood— and the First Girl of Virginia’s seal. Depicted on the entrance label, the Dogwood tree is symbolic of custom, power and sweetness discovered all through Virginia.

“Right here’s toasting Virginia’s flourishing agriculture and wine industries!” stated First Girl of Virginia Suzanne S. Youngkin. “This venture highlights strong viticulture, offers again to non-profit organizations which are making ready the following era of farmers, growers and winemakers, and highlights the excellence of Virginia’s wine trade.”

Cornus Virginicus Version I is on the market for buy on-line by means of Virginia ABC and Barboursville Vineyards. Purchasers can choose to select up the wine at a close-by

Virginia ABC location of their selection or have it shipped on to their door by means of Barboursville Vineyards or on the vineyard. For extra data, go to

A Bordeaux-style crimson mix, the wine consists of 57% Merlot, 28.5% Cabernet Franc and 14.5% Petit Verdot, all estate-grown at Barboursville Vineyards. A complete of 199 instances have been produced by winemaker Luca Paschina.

“It was an honor to supply this wine with the First Girl of Virginia,” stated Luca Paschina, award-winning winemaker at Barboursville Vineyards since 1990. “The mix was chosen by a tasting panel together with the First Girl of Virginia, leading to a particular mix that’s elegant and expressive of our state’s local weather and soil.”

Barboursville Vineyards will maintain a reception on October 12 to have fun the discharge of Cornus Virginicus. Restricted media seats can be found.

The particular wine launch provides to an already thrilling time for Virginia wine lovers with the continuation of Virginia Wine Month in October. Wineries and companions throughout the state will provide Harvest Occasion celebrations, native bundles of Virginia wines and artisanal meals, and particular offers as a toast to our vibrant area. Go to to affix the festivities.



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