Virginia's Eastern Shore
The Virginia's Eastern Shore AVA occupies over 430 thousand acres (some 175 thousand
hectares on Chesapeak Bay. Its well-drained soils are sandy and loamy and its climate is
maritime with a fairly long growing season. And yet very few acres are covered in vines,
mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Riesling.