Police identify tree worker killed in Chesterfield

How Michael Shaps came to dominate Virginia wine

RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Shaps is to Virginia wine what Michael Jordan was to basketball. In a word, dominant.

Shaps owns and operates Wineworks, an award-winning vineyard in Charlottesville, and consults/makes wine for 17 other Virginia wineries. Twenty-two of Shaps’ wines recently earned gold medals at the Virginia Governor’s Cup and five of his wines were included in the prestigious 12-wine Governor’s case.

In this episode of Eat It, Virginia!, Shaps shares the interesting story of how he got into the wine industry, what brought him to Virginia, and some of the secrets of his success. He’s joined by Tayloe Dameron, owner of Upper Shirley Vineyard and one of Michael’s wine partners.

In addition to wine, Scott and Robey discuss last-minute Mother’s Day gifts for food-loving moms, their experience at the Elbys, and some breaking news about the future of Ukrop’s in Richmond.

Subscribe to Eat It, Virginia! to ensure you never miss a podcast. Also, follow @EatItVirginia on social media to submit questions and provide feedback.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.