The October 2013 issue of Virginia Living is all about innovation. Our cover story focuses on Rutger de Vink of RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, chronicling how de Vink went about producing a world-class wine in Virginia, and how he plans to sell it to the world. East meets West in our second feature, with VCUarts branch campus in Doha, Qatar, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. We celebrate education throughout the Commonwealth with our inaugural State of Education bound-in supplement, featuring our list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2013, with nearly 150 Virginia schools spotlighted for excellence and innovation. Also inside, we meet Alexandria political comedy troupe the Capitol Steps, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce founder and CEO Michel Zajur and L Auberge Chez François Chef Jacques Haeringer. We veg out with meatless recipes from five top Virginia chefs, walk the Wicklow Way in Ireland and look inside the One Nest Project in Delaplane a green home design that weds sustainability with style. All that, plus Parisian bistros, the Dominion Derby Girls, black-widow spiders, poison bottles, green burials, the Virginia International Raceway and more.