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Wine industry celebrates a silver anniversary in Virginia

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
Published On: Oct 06 2013 02:06:09 PM EDT

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Wine industry is big business in Virginia.

FINCASTLE, Va. -

The traditional gift for a 25th anniversary is silver, but it's safe to assume one industry will celebrate with wine.

October marks the 25th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month.

The Commonwealth plays host to more than 230-different wineries and vineyards.

One local vineyard owner tells WDBJ7, the industry has grown and gotten more competitive over the years.

He says at one point, many people believed California was the only place to get good wines.

He says in recent years, the Commonwealth has proved the naysayers wrong.