December 14, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Charlottesville area could soon be home to the state's first wine heritage center.
The Daily Progress reports that the state awarded a $20,000 grant to Albemarle County to hire a consultant to study the proposed center's location, business model, programming and other details. A draft report is expected before the end of the year.
Albemarle County is matching the state grant, and about a half-dozen local and statewide organizations are providing monetary or in-kind support.
County spokeswoman Lee Catlin says a wine center celebrating the history of the industry would serve as a launching point for Virginia wine tourism.
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