Category - Press Releases

Nine Charlottesville area wines won a spot in the Governor’s Case, which is comprised of the top twelve wines in the competition Charlottesville, VA (February 24, 2017) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that members of the Monticello Wine Trail accounted for 60% of all gold medals awarded in this year’s Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition. Of the 23 gold medals awarded in the competition, 14 were given to wines from members of the Monticello Wine Trail. Five of the seven wineries that received more than one gold medal are also members of the Trail, including Barboursville Vineyards, Jefferson Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Michael Shaps Wineworks, and Veritas Vineyard & Winery. Additionally, Horton Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, and Cardinal Point Winery all won single gold medals. Wines entered into the Governor’s Cup competition must be made from 100% Virginia fruit and be subjected to a thorough and stringent judging process over a four-week period. Nearly 500 Virginia wines were entered into this year’s competition.

Charlottesville to Host the Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards

February 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Updated: August 30, 2018 2:22 PM

The fourth edition of this annual event will be held at the UVA Darden School of Business Conference Center Charlottesville, VA (February 1, 2017) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages organizations across the state of Virginia to register for the fourth annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Green Travel Star Award event, which will be held February 16 & 17, 2017 at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Conference Center.  Registration can be made online at www.VirginiaGreenTravelAlliance.org . 

Charlottesville Named One of "17 Places You Must Visit in 2017" By Expedia

January 27, 2017 11:00 AM
Updated: October 30, 2017 5:16 PM

The Charlottesville area also featured in Air Canada's in-flight magazine, Ortitz.com & on TravelChannel.com Charlottesville, VA (January 27, 2017) - The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that the trusted travel website Expedia has named Charlottesville one of the "17 places you must visit in 2017." Charlottesville, Virginia is in fact the very first destination mentioned in this list of U.S. destinations, which also includes Newport, RI, Boulder, CO, and Columbus, OH.
With three presidential homes and other historical sites, the Charlottesville area is the perfect complement to a Nation’s Capital getaway Charlottesville, Va. (January 12, 2017) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider including the Charlottesville, Virginia area to their Washington, D.C. getaway this winter.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Festive & Fun Wonderland to Visit in Early Winter

December 7, 2016 11:00 AM
Updated: August 30, 2018 10:58 AM

The Charlottesville area is a wonderful choice for an early-winter getaway, with shopping options galore, special evening tours at Monticello and Highland, First Night Virginia and a performance at the Paramount Theater by Tony Bennett! Charlottesville, Va. (December 7, 2016) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for an extraordinary early-winter getaway.  With lots of great shopping, winter events, and fantastic deals on area lodging and attractions, early winter makes for the perfect time to visit Charlottesville & Albemarle County.

Charlottesville Welcomes Train of Leaf-Peepers on Saturday, October 29

October 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Updated: August 30, 2018 2:25 PM

Approximately 1,000 visitors from North Carolina will take the City by storm for a period of three hours Charlottesville, VA (October 25, 2016) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announces the visit of a very special group of leaf-peeping enthusiasts returning to visit our area for the fourth year in a row.  On Saturday, October 29, at approximately 12:00 p.m. noon, approximately 1,000 guests will arrive at the Amtrak Station and spend about three hours exploring the downtown area.
This area is a wonderful choice for a fall getaway, with Virginia Wine Month, Virginia Artisan Month, the Spirit Walk, TedX, the Virginia Film Festival, Virginia Cider Week, and breathtaking fall foliage Charlottesville, VA (October 23, 2015) – The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for a late fall getaway.  With plenty of events and activities, the epicenter of Virginia offers a multitude of options for recreation and entertainment.