Virginia has long been known for its fine wines, and now Pittsylvania County has joined as a viticultural star in its own right.

White Oak Meadery in Shockoe will debut its local honey wine at this month’s SoVa Wine Fest, as the county’s third commerical winery to open in the past two years.

Husband and wife co-owners Rusty and Betsy East are passionate about their product, and excited to introduce festival goers to the diversity and depth of flavor that mead has to offer.