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Updated: May 9, 2023

Over the last few years a new wine craze has cropped up – and then been poured into a can.

Beer, yes. But, wine? I don’t know about you but I was a pure skeptic when cans of wine started hitting the market shelves. However, I thought it seemed kind of fun and I wanted to give them a chance. At first, I started trying different canned wines from mass production vineyards – and that was a big mistake. Most of them are quite honestly horrible. As I continued my search I noticed that there are some really good ones being produced and often by smaller, boutique wineries (many I follow on social media). So, it had me wondering when Virginia would get in on the craze. I started searching high and low and then to my delight last month I saw that our own Williamsburg Winery was releasing a new dry Rose’ solely produced in a can – the first in our state.

So, of course I had to get my hands on it. Thanks to Williamsburg Winery, I received three cans to try earlier this week. I saved them for #winewednesday and posted all about it on my Instagram page (@vawineknow). My first sip had me singing OutKast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” because that’s exactly how it tasted. I was extremely pleased with this wine and it was so much fun to drink. The taste is crisp, dry and a little bit tart. It almost reminded me of a watermelon Jolly Rancher (my sister even agreed). I let the can get really cold before opening it, and that really made the notes of strawberry and watermelon burst on my palate. And, yep, I still haven’t gotten that song out of my head.

I’m so excited to finally have a Virginia canned wine to turn to. And, the great news is that they will now be sold in all Wegman’s locations throughout the state. So, if you’re not able to swing by the vineyard (Williamsburg, Virginia) then you can try your local Wegman’s.

Do you know of any more canned wines coming out of VA? If so, please find me on Instagram and shoot me a note!

Cheers, Stacy

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