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Many were injured when white supremacists sparked violence in Charlottesville last summer, but they were not the only victims. 

Some merchants on the downtown mall have warned city council that shops and restaurants could be going out of business as a result. 

Virginia Wine Sales Reach Record Highs

Sep 1, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

Virginia wine is going places. Sales of state-made wine and hard-cider reached a record high in fiscal year 2016. 

Rob Kocher Jr. is in the family business of selling wine. His father owns Once Upon A Vine, a wine store in Richmond that’s been there for 12 years.

In the store, Virginia wines have a long aisle all to themselves.

“We do it because we definitely want to support local wineries, putting the money back into the community for Virginia and helping out,” says Kocher.

In the 10 years Kocher has worked here he’s seen a big change in their selection.