New winery coming to Gloucester
- December 27, 2018
A new farm-to-table winery is coming to Gloucester County.
Zoll Vineyards is establishing the winery in Dutton. It will become the second winery on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and the only one in the eastern region.
The vineyard will create 14 new jobs.
Zoll plans to use Virginia grown-grapes, honey and apples to produce wines, meads and cideries.
The vineyard has committed to source 100 percent of its products from Virginia, which will lead to $221,000 in purchases, according to Gov. Ralph Northam.
Owner Frank Zoll, a chef by training, also plans to offer food pairings to winery visitors, featuring meat and produce grown on-site and at other farms across Virginia.
Governor Northam approved a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund for the project, which the Gloucester County Economic Development Authority will match with local funds.