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Chrysalis Vineyards to expand

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Chrysalis Vineyards plans to add a creamery and bakery to its Loudoun County operations.

Chrysalis xpects to spend $478,000 on the expansion and hire 12 additional people.

The winery will sell locally produced cheeses and breads and will purchase 100 percent of its agricultural ingredients from Virginia farmers.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $24,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, which Loudoun will match with local funds for the project.

“Over the last decades, unfortunately, much of the farming activity in the county has waned,” Chrysalis Vineyards owner Jennifer McCloud said in a statement. “This grant supports our mission to help restore this essential use of our lands.”

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