Virginia Gold Cup Wine Competition
Of the 23 Gold medals awarded at this year's Governor's Cup Gala, 60 percent were given to our local wineries of the Monicello Wine Trail. Nine of those wines were selected for the Governor's Case, which represents the 12 highest scoring wines of the 494 that were submitted to the competition. Visit the Wine & Country blog here to learn more, including which wineries were awarded.

Fresh Local Foods
The City of Charlottesville lies within the great and beautiful county of Albemarle, whose rich agricultural history and farm community is well loved and supported by our many local restaurants. Area chefs take great pride in using only the freshest local produce and products. It's no wonder that Forbes Magazine recently named Charlottesville the "Locavore" Capital of the World and that Southern Living named Charlottesville one of the Top Ten Tastiest Towns in the South! To get started on your taste journey around Charlottesville, check out our dining and gourmet hot spots.

17 Must-Dos in 2017
There are countless ways to take advantage of all the Charlottesville area has to offer. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living created a list of 17 Must-Dos that are sure to make the new year an unforgettable one. From attending a winemaker's dinner to trying beer or wine infused chocolates, there is plenty to experience this year. Visit the Wine & Country blog here to browse the list. Photo by Paula Bartosiewicz.

This seasons' wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments: