Richard G. Leahy’s Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia begins where Thomas Jefferson left off. For 30 years, Jefferson unsuccessfully attempted winemaking in Monticello. Today, Virginia is considered promising land to grow grapes and make wine. Beyond Jefferson’s Vines gives an insider’s tour of the Virginia wine region, from when Jefferson established his Monticello vineyard to the modern-day wine experiment. While the book chronicles Virginian wine progress over the last 30 years, it also offers insight on the do’s – but mostly don’ts – of eighteenth-century wine. Leahy includes interviews with Virginia’s top wine industry members, and updates on the latest industry trends. Inviting you to experiment with Virginia wine, Richard G. Leahy’s Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia, is available in stores and online for $20.