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Really interesting -- we're gonna talk East Coast line which we don't do very often East Coast yet it's America believe it or not.
It has today Richard Lewis the -- -- director for the Virginia tourism.
Corporation -- If you -- believe this it is -- month in Virginia right Virginia -- month.
October is Virginia one month of this is the 25 anniversary of that distinction which I have to believe many people did not now.
-- also believe many people did not even know.
You grow grapes in Virginia it has really come on the last ten years Virginia's turn up for your really ideal reason -- great -- It's because of the way the mountains are situated we actually have vineyards and almost every part of the state now but along the Piedmont region.
East of the Blue Ridge Mountains you get that slope you get the drainage and you get the.
The milder weather up there let's go -- -- statement just like -- so but where it I don't know Virginia where's the treatment.
OK if you come out of Washington DC come ago west southwest at an angle right down the Blue Ridge Mountains towards Charlottesville.
OK okay so your -- it's good they're growing grapes now.
It takes a long time for a -- to -- good enough to pick.
Oh yes it does and now it's really started to happen in Virginia because these these lines have been on the ground 2030 years.
And the grapes that are coming off of them are are really nice and in mature now.
OK so tell us what grapes grow interest.
Oh gosh -- there there's a lot of really really good ones but the ones at Virginia particularly as is hanging its hat on right now.
Is the Norton which we have here -- from crystals vineyards Norton was actually developed in Virginia back in the 1820s.
Made its way to Missouri which is where it forces today and it came back to Virginia.
During prohibition a lot of the Norton grape -- were destroyed.
It is -- read it's it's a nice party -- it's got a good fruity flavor with it and it is if it is so resistant to disease to damage it just forces and project.
Tradition I'm talking earlier that there's so many different groups out there I have never heard of the north great I have to admit.
Norton is great I think you're gonna cure a lot more and because it's it's -- it's a one -- -- goes really well with.
-- Mexican food -- with.
Indian food with sausage but people really -- to pare -- of Norton is is definitely one of the greats.
Of the being a great great was growing nicely in Virginia.
And the other camp rock is that's that's a great it's just doing so well there are some of the -- frogs from Virginia -- winning national awards and and it's one of my -- actually.
-- you brought the box would state that is a blends.
Caps on cabernet Marleau and -- for -- you really are growing everything.
It's just funny the climate seems to be so well suited for a variety of grapes and that gives I think the -- a chance to experiments do some things where.
Maybe you have to import your grapes and other places this.
This makes it.
So readily available -- coming right off the -- And going right into the crash site attracts aspect is just bringing people to Virginia I think on line tour yes yes crowds and crowds are coming to Virginia all throughout the year.
October is a particularly good month because it's -- that's the harvests and of course that's the time of great joy when the grapes come in.
So their festivals throughout Virginia good wine festivals -- wineries.
Borrow or off site wants the vote wineries come together as a really good -- wanted to mention.
The inaugural Virginia wine and oyster classic -- November 2 so look forward in future years in November.
But it's it's on the northern neck of Virginia which is where the -- -- In the Potomac come together and they are bringing together.
Of Virginia's best award winning chefs who we're going to be preparing -- traditions and pairing them with ten of Virginia's medal winning.
That's an -- nomination.
Okay yeah we're gonna end up our I don't find out that all this to tourism -- the -- Greg -- Very -- go to www.
Virginia spilled out dot org slash why.
It's all right there -- -- there's a interactive map which shows you where the wineries are a listing of special events packages to -- on the road and and -- it's set up and.
Deploys it on a plane that's for sure at least you're on the East Coast that was terrific rookie but thanks so -- -- so very much I.
But it's my opinion and --
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