Our Story

For over 90 years, Virginia Dare has worked with our partners to build products delivering preferred taste. As a global provider, we offer services from our headquarters in Brooklyn as well as a full facility in Shanghai.

What We Offer

Combining formulation expertise with substantial knowledge in producing natural ingredients, we bring together science, market insights, and sourcing to create business advantages for our partners.

Our Value

Virginia Dare’s combination of superior flavor platforms with focused industry expertise makes us the leading partner for attaining preferred taste with strategic business value.

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Virginia Dare was the first English child born in North America. As a member of Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony,” which mysteriously disappeared with no trace beyond a single mark on a tree, she has come to symbolize a spirit of mystery and adventure, as well as marking an important place in American history.

The Virginia Dare brand originally drew on just these associations with the flagship product of a wine made from the scuppernong grape, a historic fruit native to the United States. Throughout the company’s evolution to become a premier source of food and beverage flavors, the history and romance of the Virginia Dare name have remained an important part of the brand. Through our established leadership in the industry and our ceaseless quest to source the world’s best taste solutions, our business continues to incorporate the adventurous and passionate spirit inherent in the Virginia Dare name.

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Virginia Dare upholds the highest regulatory standards and ethical sourcing of all our coffee extracts, products, and ingredients. Our clean label and certification options are natural, non-GMO, organic certified, organic compliant, Kosher certified, Halal certified, Fair Trade Certified™, and Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

Virginia Dare is an active member (with leadership roles) of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI). Our operations were BRC AA certified in 2019 by SAI Global and are registered with Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).

For documentation requests, contact our Regulatory team at regulatory@virginiadare.com or 718.788.1776.