Soon after COVID-19 shut the doors of Virginia wineries, Nancy Bauer started the Facebook Group page @Support Virginia Wineries During COVID. As we compile this newsletter, the group has over 3,500 members and is still growing. Virginia wine lovers are posting photos of their at-home wine pairings and VA wineries are posting promotions and information. If you love Virginia Wine, join the free group. It is a wealth of information.
Nancy is the owner and founder of Virginia Wine in My Pocket. You can find the website at vawineinmypocket.com, including a popular blog. We reached out to Nancy…
“Virginia’s wineries, cideries, and meaderies are treated as restaurants in the new legal guidelines, so they are continuing to sell wine to go (curbside pickup), and many are now offering free local delivery, in addition to shipping. Most have also added some very generous wine discounts.”
—Nancy Bauer, Virginia Wine in My Pocket
Nancy also told us about a unique way to support Virginia Wineries. Consider purchasing a gift card to use at a later date. Here is a link to a current blog post that gives 5 Reasons to Buy a Gift Card. This blog also includes helpful links to wineries and their online stores.
Five Reasons to Buy Virginia Winery Gift Cards During COVID-19
When talking with Nancy, we discussed the importance that Virginia Wine plays in Mother’s Day celebrations. To celebrate Nancy wrote a special blog for the Dine Wine & Stein (LINK) website. You can find the blog here (LINK).
What is going to be the new “normal” at Virginia wineries? Stay tuned. Team DW&S is committed to bringing you the story. In the meantime, read Virginia Wine – The Definitive Guide