Revalation Vineyards Builds Wine Production Facility in Madison County, Virginia
The Commonwealth is partnering with Madison County through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Governor Northam approved a $25,000 grant from the AFID Fund to secure the project for Virginia, which Madison County will match with local funds.
“Revalation Vineyards is very grateful for this grant,” said Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch, owner of Revalation Vineyards. “It will help implement our commitment to producing the very best wines from the Madison terroir, to training the next generation of viticulturists, and to creating viable jobs for local residents.
“During the month of October, we celebrate Virginia Wine Month to recognize wineries across the Commonwealth and this year, I am pleased that our celebration includes this exciting announcement by Revalation Vineyards,” said Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring. “The Commonwealth is fortunate to have Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch and Revalation Vineyards not only as a producer of fine wines, but also as an advocate for all that Virginia viticulture has to offer.”
Home to 312 wineries, Virginia is now the sixth-largest wine region in the United States, and the wine industry contributes nearly $1.4 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy each year. With this project, the company committed to purchase nearly 60 tons of Virginia-grown grapes over the next three years.
“The expansion of Revalation Vineyards is an exciting addition for Virginia wine tourism, especially at a moment when our outstanding wines and the vineyards are being discovered, and rediscovered, by wine lovers and oenophiles from Virginia and beyond,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Virginia has become an accessible, and exceptional, destination for travelers to have a superior wine country experience. The expansion at Revalation will only enhance the visitor experience and will help even more travelers discover why Virginia is for Wine Lovers.”
“This expansion is a great win for Virginia’s flourishing wine industry and further highlights the vital connections between viticulture and agritourism,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “We thank Revalation Vineyards for investing in Madison County, for helping ensure our Commonwealth remains a premier destination for high quality wine, and for continuing to inspire future winemakers.”
Since 2014, Revalation Vineyards has produced a variety of high quality, award-winning wines, as well as their signature verjus, an acidic, non-alcoholic juice used in gourmet cooking. The winery’s name is a nod to its first vineyard located in neighboring Reva, Virginia. Owner Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch is a champion for Virginia wines, traveling to her native Belgium to promote Virginia wines and teaching viticulture in the local school system.
“We are thrilled and honored to work with Revalation Vineyards on this venture,” said Madison County Economic Development and Tourism Director Tracey Gardner. “Their commitment to excellence and dedication to their wine is only matched by the outstanding panoramic views of the Hebron Valley.”
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