"I think Virginia has sort of gained a national reputation for small wineries," says Ann Heidig, owner of Lake Anna Winery and president of the Virginia Wineries Association.
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"People see it as a way to make a living in agriculture," Ms. Heidig says. "You can enjoy the scenery and work off a small piece of land. People see vineyards as romantic and fun — but that is because they don't have one yet."