West Virginia Wineries
West Virginia, and in particular its western counties, was once part of the largest wine-growing region in the U.S. The moderating influence of the Ohio River and its tributaries there has created a climate ideal for wine production. Shortly before the Civil War, a blight swept the region shortly, ruining its vineyards, but vitners are enjoying a resurgence of interest not seen since the industry shifted to California.
A growing number of West Virginia wineries offer winery tours and tastings, though few wineries in the state are located near enough to accomodate driving tours between vineyards.