Agree that Virginia is an upcoming wine region. I don't think they can ever replace California because the weather conditions in VA are so much more difficult. Currently Virginia wineries are very small and mostly family owned or 'one-man bands'.
The Virginia Governor and his agriculture minister Todd Haymore are very pro-active in promoting VA wines. Todd was back again in London last week for the London International Wine Fair where there was a fairly large stand for VA wines and Virginia wines have been available in the UK for the past few years.
I have presented tastings of VA wines to various wine clubs here in UK, and I was pleased to see there is a separate display stand of VA wines in Whole Food Markets in High Street Kensington.
See my article on VA wines at www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68648.asp