Experience New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards
Nestled in the historic Virginia countryside between Richmond and Williamsburg, New Kent Winery is a beautiful escape from the stress of daily life and is conveniently located just off Route 64. An environmentally sensitive winery in a perfectly beautiful setting, it was modeled to reflect an earlier time.
Reclaimed, Old World Materials
The winery was built by craftsmen of historic materials reclaimed from buildings and structures well over a century old. Beautiful heart-pine trusses came from a 1901 Southern Railroad Depot located in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. Heart pine structural timbers and floor timbers were recovered from a Connecticut warehouse circa 1852. The stunning exterior facade boasts handmade, pre-Civil War bricks. Siding and roof shingles were milled from cypress logs that had been submerged in Florida rivers for more than 150 years.
An impressive entrance porch leads to an expansive Tasting Room that features a ceiling of exposed heart pine wood beams, a floor of Lyptus (Eucalyptus) wood and an elegant tasting counter that can accommodate 22. Large windows provide sweeping views of the vineyards. Tastings of New Kent wines and small plate selections are available and can be enjoyed on the spacious outdoor patios and lounging porches, all surrounded by beautiful landscaping.
Our Vineyards & Production
New Kent’s 17,000-square-foot winery is equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment from around the world. Winemaker, Tom Payette, continues to share his knowledge and guidance to produce fine wines with the Production Manager, Kevin Jones. The vineyards adjacent to the winery were planted in 2001 and currently there are 20+ acres under cultivation with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Vidal, Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals. The planting of six additional acres in Spring 2016 helped the Dombroski Family move toward their goal of 50 acres in the next few years. New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards currently produces 6,500 cases of wine each year, with a goal of 10,000.
New Kent Winery is part of the most luxurious and exceptional private community in Virginia Wine Country. Viniterra epitomizes upscale living at its finest with estate-sized homesites surrounded by acres of unspoiled beauty and a championship golf course.
The Club at Viniterra is a championship golf course designed by Rees Jones, one of the world's most respected golf course architects and a longtime advocate of environmentally friendly design.
Built with innovative water-conserving systems, The Club at Viniterra saves as much as 80% of the water consumed by traditional courses and exclusively uses drought-resistant Celebration hybrid grass.
Rees Jones has designed or redesigned more than 100 courses. He is a past recipient of the Old Tom Morris Award, the highest honor given by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, for his lifelong commitment to the game.