There is a new travel program in Virginia connecting history lovers to wineries, and wine lovers to history.
The Sesquicentennial Winery Passport program links 23 wineries to nearby Civil War battlefields, and historic sites. The pocket-size passport gives information on each winery, and a list of Civil War sites. Included is a map with the locations of 42 battlefields in Virginia.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation says participating wineries have created Civil War 150th anniversary wine labels. The passports are available at the participating wineries or on the Virginia Wine website.