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RICHMOND, VA — The commonwealth's rapidly-growing wine industry reached an all-time high in fiscal 2011, just ended.
Virginia has more than 190 wineries, ranking it fifth in the nation in wineries in the state.
The office of Governor Bob McDonnell announced that sales of Virginia wines reached a record 462,112 cases in fiscal 2011, an increase from the former record of 414,785 cases sold in fiscal 2010. That represents an 11.4% increase.