Event Location, Transportation Options, Directions & Hotel Info
Most of the major events associated with the Virginia Wine Expo - the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, SMOKED!, Bounty of Virginia and the Masterclass seminars - are held at beautiful Main Street Station, an historic, operational train station and multi-modal transportation hub.
Main Street Station
1500 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(800) 872-7245 (Note that this number will connect you with Main Street Station but not the event)
We strongly recommend using Amtrak! The Amtrak train literally stops at Main Street Station where the signature events of the Virginia Wine Expo are held. Main Street Station is currently operating trains on a daily basis. Please visit the Amtrak website for details on arrivals and departures:
Transportation In and Around Richmond on the GRTC Pulse
This transportation option means that you can stay at multiple downtown hotels, walk out the door, walk a block and then hop on the Pulse to reach Main Street Station, where almost all of the major events are held. If you are staying anywhere close to the 14 Pulse stations, then you'll have NO need for a car while you attend the Expo.
The Pulse runs from the near West End (Willow Lawn) to the far East End (Rocketts Landing) and stops at Main Street Station. You can literally attend the Expo, take your purchases, hop on the Pulse and never need to drive. The Pulse stations stop at most of Richmond's culinary, historic and cultural focal points meaning that you can enjoy many of the area's best restaurants, breweries, distilleries, shopping districts, museums, and event venues with ease!
Learn more about the GRTC Pulse here.
Transportation Options To and From Richmond
Use any of these convenient transportation methods to get here from out of town!
The following hotels are offering complimentary room blocks. The size of the blocks varies depending on the hotel, so we advise you book early to ensure you get a room at the special 2022 Virginia Wine Expo room rate.
Located within walking distance (weather permitting) from Main Street Station, You may think you know The Commonwealth, as it has been a landmark hotel in Richmond for over 100 years. And much of what they have been known for—excellent service, spacious suites, and a location that can't be beat—remains. But they have totally reinvented ourselves, and now offer a uniquely Richmond experience. From the tattooed entrance doors on their suites (did you know that RVA is the 3rd most tattooed city in America?), to furniture and art hand crafted from some of the area's most talented artisans, to java from Richmond's own Black Hand Coffee Company, The Commonwealth will surprise and delight you at every turn.
2020 Virginia Wine Expo Presented by Publix Rate: Roomy Suite - $169 plus tax/night. Valet parking available for $25.00 with unlimited in/out priviliges for overnight guests. Check-in at 3PM. Call hotel directly at 804.343.7300 to make reservations. The deadline to do so is February 13, 2020.
The Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown in Historic Shockoe Slip
1320 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Last day to book - 2/10/2022 - $159 USD per night for single or double occupancy; $159 for a triple; and $159 for a quadruple for Courtyard by Marriott Downtown. This hotel is located in the heart of spectacular and historic Shockoe Slip, where you'll find restaurants, chic shopping, craft breweries (close by) and more. Also, Main Street Station, where all of the Signature Events at the Expo are held, is a very short 10 minute walk away. Please mention Virginia Wine Expo 2022. Reservations for the Event can be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290. Or you can reserve directly by linking to the customized reservation page for the 2022 Virginia Wine Expo.
Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond - Downtown
700 East Main Street - Suite A, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Located in the hear of downtown Richmond, just minutes away from Main Street Station, where most of the Signature events are held. Please call 804-643-5400 and mention "VWE - Virginia Wine Expo 2020" to get the special rate of $179. Must make reservations by February 6, 2020. Or make reservations directly online - Here is the reservation link.
Omni Richmond Hotel in Historic Shockoe Slip
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Last day to book is Thursday, February 20, 2020. Single rate is $159.00. Please identify yourself as part of the 2020 Virginia Wine Expo Room Block to get the discount. Call 1-800-843-6664 for reservations.
Linden Row Inn
100 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
The Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel in the heart of downtown located at 1st and Franklin Street. The hotel is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800’s, and meticulously restored over the years. Most of the rooms are furnished with authentic antique pieces from the middle and late 1800’s, and the hotel is proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is located about 10 blocks away from Main Street Station (a short shuttle ride), where SMOKED!, Ultimate Brew Fest, Bounty of Virginia, seminars and the Saturday and Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tastings are held.
Special Discounted Virginia Wine Expo Rate: Garden rooms - $119 plus tax/night. Main house rooms are $139 plus tax/night. Last day to book February 18, 2022.
Three Methods to Book Your Room:
To book direct, please link here.
To make a reservation at the Group Rate, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to our Reservations Page at www.reservations.lindenrowinn.com.
2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
3. Enter the following Access Code to view your discounted rate: VAWINE22
Guests may decide to visit our website (www.lindenrowinn.com) directly, they can also click on Reservations and follow the instructions above.
To make a reservation via telephone at our Front Desk:
Guests can also call our front desk at 804-783-7000 and ask for the Virginia Wine Expo Group Block 2022 to receive the group discount.
The Berkeley Hotel—Richmond Downtown
1200 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219
Toll Free: (888) 780-4422 or Direct: 804-225-5141
Click here for reservations
Premium King Rate: $159
Premium Double Rate: $159
The Berkeley Hotel is a European boutique-style hotel with southern flair offering a unique experience for travelers coming to Richmond, Virginia. Surrounded by cobblestone, the Shockoe Slip location is central and within walking distance to several area restaurants and attractions.
If you and your friends want to reserve a limousine please contact James Limousine or Richmond Limousine, our preferred Virginia Wine Expo Limousine Partners.