The previous record was nearly 485,000 cases sold in fiscal 2012.
Export sales jumped more than 74 percent, from about 3,300 cases in fiscal 2012 to more than 5,800 cases. McDonnell says new sales to China accounted for a significant portion of export sales.
We like to think, with our little club, we have been a part of introducing new wines, like those from Hume Vineyards and Hague Winery to our club members.
Beyond just the club members, our ambassadors reach out to all those who attend Virginia Wine Festivals to help them understand the depth and quality of Virginia wines.
Next month, I will again be hosting the You Be The Judge Tasting Tent at The Virginia Wine Festival 9/14 & 15. Get your tickets now as this tent is limited in its capacity www.virginiawinefest.com.
Whether I see you at the YBTJ tent or elsewhere on the Virginia Wine Trail, thank you for making us a part of your Virginia wine journey.
Editor, Virginia Wine Journal, Chairman Virginia Wine Club Tasting Panel