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Who’s opening new wineries in Virginia?

Owners come from diverse first careers

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Blenheim Vineyards — Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band

Boxwood Winery — John Kent Cooke, formerly of Washington Redskins management and now owner of a media company.

Breaux Vineyards — Paul Breaux, owner of a North Carolina Outer Banks realty company.

Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery — Paul Gorman, retired U.S. Army four-star general.

Cross Keys Vineyard — Bob Bakhtiar, a sales executive, and wife, Nikoo, an accounting firm owner.

Keswick Vineyards — Al Schornberg, owner of a high-tech corporation.

King Family Vineyards — David and Ellen King, both lawyers.

Kluge Estate — Patricia Kluge, socialite, philanthropist and owner of a venture capital and money management firm.

Philip Carter Winery — Philip Carter Strother, lawyer.

Rappahannock Cellars — John Delmare, high-tech company executive and California vineyard owner.

Sugarleaf Vineyards — Jerry Bias, a hedge-fund manager, and wife Lauren, a fashion model.

Sunset Hills Vineyards — Mike Canney, high-tech corporation owner as well as racing team owner and driver in KONI Challenge Series.

Veritas Vineyard and Winery — Andrew Hodson, neurosurgeon.

White Hall Vineyards — Tony Champ, organic chemist and owner of a synthetic fibers company.


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