New Kent Winery to invest $715K, double output

New Kent Winery to invest $715K, double output
New Kent Winery. (Source: New Kent Winery/Facebook)

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - New Kent Winery will create seven new jobs and invest $715,000 to expand operations, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.

New Kent Winery sources exclusively from the commonwealth, and committed to purchase an additional 120 tons of Virginia-grown grapes over the next three years.

The investment will double the winery’s output to more than 10,000 cases a year.

The winery is also contracting with several sports facilities, such as Colonial Downs, Richmond Raceway, Richmond Kickers and the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Northam approved a $15,000 Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development grant, the first such grant Northam has awarded in New Kent County. The county has pledged to match the grant with its own funds.

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