Who’s opening new wineries in Virginia?
Owners come from diverse first careers
- September 28, 2010
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.