Quality products—made with skill acquired only by the hard work of doing something again and again—show their true mettle years from the day they are bought, like when the knife sharpened hundreds of times continues to cut just as keenly as it did the first time it was used, or when a farm table remains as solid and steady as it was the day it was delivered. Pride. Attention to detail. Artistry. These are the things that make some products stand out. Here, we present nearly two dozen of our favorites this year—a celebration of sport, style, home, food and drink, all made in Virginia by craftspeople who really know how to do the thing right.
[Winners were selected by the editors from hundreds of submissions. ]
See all the Made in Virginia 2014 Winners!
Nordt Family Farm, Charles City
Moonrise Jewelry, Cape Charles
Awl Snap Leather Goods, Richmond
Moore & Giles, Forest
Cricket Cove Soap, Glen Allen
Buckingham Slate Company, Arvonia
New Ravenna, Exmore
Fielding Archer Designs, Midlothian
Kala Studios, Arlington
Rappahannock River Oysters, Topping
Red Truck Bakery, Warrenton
Pickled Silly, Richmond
Glass House Winery, Free Union
Willie Byrd Sauce, Richmond
La Vache Microcreamery Caramels, Charlottesville
FERIDIES 5 O'Clock Crunch, Courtland
Three Ships Coffee, Virginia Beach
Commonwealth Gin, James River Distillery, Richmond
Gingerbread Stout, Hardywood Brewery, Richmond
Latell Sails, Deltaville
Tad Coffin Saddles, Ruckersville
Goodpasture Knives, Ashland
Click here to see 2013 winners.
Click here to see 2012 winners.