Revalation Vineyards builds wine production facility in Madison County, Virginia

Revalation Vineyards will invest more than $2.3 million to build a new wine production facility, tasting room and event space in Madison County, Virginia.

The Commonwealth partners 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. “This will help implement our commitment to produce Madison’s finest terroir wines, train the next generation of winemakers, and create viable jobs for local residents.”

“During the month of October, we celebrate Virginia Wine Month to recognize Commonwealth wineries and this year I am thrilled that our celebration includes this exciting announcement from Revalation Vineyards,” said Secretary of State. 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 economy each year. With this project, the company has committed to purchasing nearly 60 tons of Virginia-grown grapes over the next three years.

“The expansion of Revalation Vineyards is an exciting addition to Virginia wine tourism, especially at a time when our exceptional wines and vineyards are being discovered and rediscovered by wine lovers and oenophiles in Virginia and beyond,” said Rita McClenny, president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Virginia has become an accessible and exceptional destination for travelers who want a superior wine experience. Revalation’s expansion will only improve the visitor experience and help even more travelers discover why Virginia is for wine lovers.

“This expansion is a great win for Virginia’s thriving wine industry and further highlights the vital connections between viticulture and agritourism,” Governor Ralph Northam said. “We thank Revalation Vineyards for investing in Madison County, helping to ensure our Commonwealth remains a premier destination for high-quality wine, and continuing to inspire future winemakers.”

Since 2014, Revalation Vineyards has been producing a variety of high-quality, award-winning wines, as well as their signature verjuice, an acidic, alcohol-free juice used in gourmet cooking. The name of the winery is a nod to its first vineyard located in Reva, Virginia. Owner Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch is a champion of Virginia wines, traveling to her native Belgium to promote Virginia wines and teach viticulture in the local school system.

“We are thrilled and honored to work with Revalation Vineyards on this venture,” said Tracey Gardner, Madison County Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “Their commitment to excellence and dedication to their wine is matched only by the exceptional panoramic views of the Hebron Valley.”

Shirley M. Pinder