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Virginia's Wine World Is Here

Highlighted by the Walk-Around Grand Tastings presented by The Omni Homestead Resort, the 2023 Virginia Wine Expo presented by Publix is a premier, curated, and educational craft beverage and culinary showcase focused on the best Virginia wines - including a massive selection of Gold-Medal wines from Virginia's Governor's Cup® competition - sourced from Virginia's top-tier wineries, wine from our Guest Regions, and impeccable, local cuisine.  The stars of Virginia's wine world are here - winemakers, proprietors, and senior representatives - to pour and discuss their wines with Expo-goers.  And knowledgeable representatives will pour and discuss the wines from our Guest Regions too. 

New Events for 2023

The schedule features a cache of new events, some spectacular new venues, the Virginia Wine Expo Academy, and an extraordinary Auction. Three of our signature events - the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, SMOKED! presented by Smithfield, and the new International Meritage Celebration - will be held at beautiful Main Street Station along with our Masterclass seminars. A new signature event - POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration will be held at the beautiful Virginia Museum of History & Culture.  And Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner presented by Jackson Family Wines, our fifth Signature event and the Expo's premier dinner, will be held at historic The Mill at Fine Creek.  Check out the full schedule below as well as our ticket bundles and please join us!

2023 Guest Regions of the Virginia Wine Expo

The 2023 National Guest Region is Napa Valley and the 2023 International Guest Region is Argentina.

Heart of the Expo

The heart of the Expo are the Walk-Around Grand Tastings presented by The Omni Homestead Resort (there are 4 sessions) at beautiful Main Street Station, where you'll taste hundreds of the finest Virginia wines, spirits and ciders, including selections from Napa Valley and Argentina, and savor the new International Natural & Organic Wine Pavilion.  In addition, the Walk-Around Grand Tastings will feature artisan specialty food and products, and an incredible new Auction.

Important Notes

  • Must be 21 or older for all events, except the Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special (must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian) 
  • Tickets are e-mailed to you within minutes of your purchase.  You may print out the e-ticket or bring it on your phone
  • Tickets are available in advance but not necessarily at the door.  Ticket availability at the door will be announced on the event pages of this website in the days preceding the event
  • Ticket prices are all-inclusive - no additional charges at the event unless noted

Full Event Schedule

Saturday February 18th

VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2
VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2
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Saturday February 25th

POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration
POP NAPA! Sparkling & Champagne Celebration
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Sunday February 26th

Signature Wine Brunch at Publix Aprons Cooking School with Barboursville Vineyards

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Signature Wine Brunch at Publix Aprons Cooking School with Barboursville Vineyards
Signature Wine Brunch at Publix Aprons Cooking School with Barboursville Vineyards
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Signature Wine Dinner with Chef David Dunlap at Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Signature Wine Dinner with Chef David Dunlap at Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen
Signature Wine Dinner with Chef David Dunlap at Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen
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Monday February 27th

Signature Wine Dinner at Buttermilk and Honey with Chef Mike Lindsey of Lillie Pearl

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Signature Wine Dinner at Buttermilk and Honey with Chef Mike Lindsey of Lillie Pearl
Signature Wine Dinner at Buttermilk and Honey with Chef Mike Lindsey of Lillie Pearl
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Tuesday February 28th

Peter Chang Unbound Signature Wine Dinner presented by Mercedes-Benz of Richmond

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Peter Chang Unbound Signature Wine Dinner presented by Mercedes-Benz of Richmond
Peter Chang Unbound Signature Wine Dinner presented by Mercedes-Benz of Richmond
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The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Brycen Woodley

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Brycen Woodley
The Stables at Belmont Signature Wine Dinner with Chef Brycen Woodley
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Wine & Tapas at Penny’s Wine Shop in Historic Jackson Ward

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Wine & Tapas at Penny’s Wine Shop in Historic Jackson Ward
Wine & Tapas at Penny’s Wine Shop in Historic Jackson Ward
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Wednesday March 1st

Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Historic The Mill at Fine Creek presented by Jackson Family Wines

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Historic The Mill at Fine Creek presented by Jackson Family Wines
Bacchanalia Reception & Dinner at Historic The Mill at Fine Creek presented by Jackson Family Wines
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The Modern Afghan Signature Wine Dinner at The Mantu Presented by Virginia Living

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Modern Afghan Signature Wine Dinner at The Mantu Presented by Virginia Living
The Modern Afghan Signature Wine Dinner at The Mantu Presented by Virginia Living
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Thursday March 2nd

International Meritage Celebration

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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International Meritage Celebration
International Meritage Celebration
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Friday March 3rd

Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters
Masterclass Seminar with Ron Edwards - Mendoza’s Greatest Reds: Why Sub-region Matters
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VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield

6:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield
VIP/Early SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield
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General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield

7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield
General SMOKED! - A Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience presented by Smithfield
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Saturday March 4th

VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2

9:30 am - 11:30 am

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VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2
VWE ACADEMY: All About Virginia Wine with Jay Youmans MW & Caroline Hermann MW - Includes Online Class #1 & Live Class #2
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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW
Masterclass Seminar: Napa Cab - Past, Present & Future presented by Caroline Hermann MW
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Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass
Grisette’s ‘Hunt Club’ Signature Wine Lunch with Chef Donnie Glass
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VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
VIP/Early Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
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General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
General Afternoon Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Valley’s Mountain Grown Gems Presented by John Blazon MS, The Spire Collection

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Napa Valley’s Mountain Grown Gems Presented by John Blazon MS, The Spire Collection
Masterclass Seminar: Napa Valley’s Mountain Grown Gems Presented by John Blazon MS, The Spire Collection
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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative
Masterclass Seminar: Virginia vs. Napa Valley - A Comparative
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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW
Masterclass Seminar: Virginia’s Top 12 Award-Winning Wines presented by Jay Youmans MW
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Masterclass Seminar: A Sensory Tour of the Southern Rhone With La Ferme du Mont’s Winemaker Stephane Vedeau

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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Masterclass Seminar: A Sensory Tour of the Southern Rhone With La Ferme du Mont’s Winemaker Stephane Vedeau
Masterclass Seminar: A Sensory Tour of the Southern Rhone With La Ferme du Mont’s Winemaker Stephane Vedeau
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General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
General Evening Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
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Sunday March 5th

Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala

10:30 am - 11:45 am

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Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala
Masterclass Seminar: Tour Argentina presented by Sommelier Erin Scala
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Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special presented by The Omni Homestead Resort

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special presented by The Omni Homestead Resort
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Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff

6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff
Sub Rosa Bakery’s Signature Wine Dinner with Bakers Evrim & Evin Dogu & Guest Chef Benjamin Burakoff
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  • + Combo Package
  • M Main Street Station
  • B Craft Beer
  • E Educational
  • F Food
  • Music
  • N New Event
  • S Seminar
  • W Wine
  • D Distilled Spirits
  • A Auction
  • C Cider

Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting