Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2018

Celebrate Literature with the VA Festival of the Book
The Annual Festival of the Book returns this week from March 21-25 at various venues in Charlottesville. This popular event produced by the Virginia Humanities features hundreds of authors, from international bestsellers to topical specialists and debut authors. The festival includes about 250 programs, most of which are free and readers can find book discussions in every genre. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living is co-hosting two of these programs, this year. Visit the blog to learn more.

Monticello Wine Trail Shines at Governor's Cup Gala
During this year's Virginia Governor's Cup competition, now in its 36th year, esteemed judges sampled over 440 Virginia wines, judging based on appearance, aroma, flavor, overall quality and commercial suitability. The Shenandoah Valley's CrossKeys Vineyards and Six Monticello AVA Members, including King Family Vineyards, were chosen to be in the prestigious Governor's Cup Case. King Family Vineyards was also awarded the 2018 Governor's Cup for its 2014 Meritage. In addition, many local vineyards and wineries were honored with gold medals for their wines. Click here to learn more about the competition and winners. 

See the Charlottesville Welcome Award Winners!
With so many wonderful places in Charlottesville, it can be tough to choose where to eat, stay, shop and explore. So, we went to the experts to find out what they think is the best of the best. We polled our Charlottesville Welcome Book readers, locals and tourists about their favorite local businesses that exemplify wonderful customer service, from delicious restaurants, amazing boutiques, hot spots and cool clubs to wonderful resorts and awe-inspiring historical landmarks — and everything in between. Click here to see the winners! 

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