Enter to experience Virginia Wine Month at its best before setting sail for six-night cruise from Norfolk Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center

RICHMOND, Va. (August 1, 2008) – The Virginia Tourism Corporation today launched the “Find the One You Love” sweepstakes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month. Travelers passionate about wine can go to www.Virginia.org/wine and enter to win a trip to Virginia during Wine Month in October.

One winner and a guest will be treated to a tour and tasting at Williamsburg Winery, sample from 30 Virginia wines featured at the Town Point Wine Festival in Norfolk, and set sail on a six-night cruise launching from the Half Moon Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk.

October marks the 20th anniversary of Virginia Wine Month. Virginia invites travelers to “Find the One You Love” this October among the more than 130 wineries and 60 special wine-related events throughout the month. October is the perfect time of year to celebrate as the wine harvest and 15 million acres of fall foliage are at their peak.

Virginia Wine Month began in 1988 as a way to support the state’s young wine business - just 40 wineries at the time - and promote wine travel in Virginia. Twenty years later, passions for wine have never been higher and Virginia’s reputation as a world-class wine destination continues to grow.

Virginia offers something for everyone during Wine Month. A multitude of fine wineries located throughout the state provide visitors with one-of-a-kind wine experiences based on individual interests.

Wine lovers and adventure seekers can travel along the state’s many wine trails that trace themes such as the history of Thomas Jefferson along the Monticello Wine Trail to beauty of the mountains along the Blue Ridge WineWay.

Families and friends can build a weekend trip around Wine Month festivals that combine great wine with music, history and more. Events like the Town Point Wine Festival in downtown Norfolk, Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour and the Norton and Bluegrass Festival at Chrysalis Vineyards in Northern Virginia are just a taste of what Wine Month has to offer.

Visit www.Virginia.org/wine to enter the “Find the One You Love” Wine Month sweepstakes and plan a visit to Find the One You Love among Virginia’s popular winery destinations. Or call 1-800-932-5827 to request a free, Live Passionately – Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.