EATS, DRINKS + CELEBRATE | Find out the top white wine varietal, just in time for the Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival PLUS our Bicicletta wine cocktail recipe

The 15th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival returns to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.

Spend a spring weekend at Town Point Park sampling a variety of more than 200 wines from Virginia’s premier wineries. 

Named one of the top food and drink festivals in the country by Business Insider, the event, hosted by Norfolk Festevents, is one of the region’s most anticipated wine festivals. 

Here more than 25 of Virginia’s top wineries pour their best vintages against the beautiful Elizabeth River.

Enjoy gourmet foods, specialty merchants, live music, and more. 

All wines presented during the festival are available for purchase by the bottle or case throughout each day.


Planning to the 15th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival ? Here’s some of the top white wine grapes to look at. This is according to the 2021 Commercial Grape Report by Virginia Wine, listed according to total acres with at least 100 acres planted:

1. Chardonnay

2. Viognier

3. Petit Manseng

4. Vidal Blanc

5. Sauvignon Blanc

Other varietals to look for:



Gruner Veltliner


Pinot Grigio/ Gris



Seyval Blanc



Got that bottle of vino home and want to make a special drink to share with family and friends? Try my Bicicletta wine cocktail. This Italian-inspired drink showcases a crisp, white wine, such as Pinot Grigio/Gris or Sauvignon Blanc, with Campari, the delightfully bitter liqueur, and seltzer. 

It takes a nod to the Negroni, as well as an Aperol Spritz, but with it’s own delicious, unique twist.  

Here’s how to make it:

In a wine glass, add 3 ounces crisp white wine and 2 ounces of Campari. Add ice, and top with seltzer. Stir. Garnish with a citrus twist, such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, or orange. 

Makes 1 cocktail

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