Six years after sprouting up in New Kent County, a local winery has changed hands.
Joe and Jo Anna Dombroski bought the New Kent Winery near the Club at Viniterra golf course last month from developer Boddie-Noell Enterprises. It caps a five-year Virginia vineyard search for the Dombroskis, a husband and wife who said they got the thirst for their own winery while living in Europe about six years ago.
“We had the opportunity to live in Italy overlooking a vineyard, and we knew this was something we would like to do,” Jo Anna Dombroksi said. “It was a family dream.”
The Dombrokis took over operations at the vineyard on Sept. 8. They bought the winery’s 150 acres for $1 million, but the couple said the full price for the business and the land will exceeded that figure.
They declined to divulge a precise cost for the winery, citing a confidentiality agreement.