Friday, September 29, 2023

Gloucester County to get new winery

Virginia’s Middle Peninsula is set to get its second winery.

Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday that Zoll Vineyards plans to open a new farm-to-table winery in Gloucester County.

Northam’s office said the vineyard will make wines, meads and ciders using Virginia-grown groups and honey.

Northam approved a $10,000 grant for the winery, which will be matched by local funds.

The winery plans to spend $436,000 to open the winery and create 14 new jobs.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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