State officials are urging more Virginia grown wine grapes. The Secretary of Agriculture says planting more grapes will enable Virginia vintners to keep up with a steadily increasing demand for wine. AP reports, the state has averaged about 8% growth in wine sales but there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in the number of acres under vine. About 3,000 acres are under vine in Virginia. Various tools, including tax credit programs and expert agricultural guidance, are available to anyone who would like to start or expand a vineyard.