Press Kit

A Brief History

North Gate Vineyard is owned and operated by Mark and Vicki Fedor. We planted our first vines in 2002 on our property and began trying our hand at winemaking. From 2003-2006 we were working as winemakers for Corcoran Vineyards, another vineyard in Loudoun County, where our vintages won over 50 medals in both national and international competitions. In 2007, North Gate became a fully licensed Farm Winery and we began operating from our garage. We sold our North Gate wine at several farmers’ markets 5-6 days a week, festivals, restaurants, and other retailers, and also opened to the public for farm tours twice a year. Soon we reached the garage’s production capacity, so we built a tasting room and production facility on our property to LEED gold certification standards. We have over a decade of experience in the winemaking industry here in Loudoun and that has made us confident in our award winning wines and our environmentally-conscious practices.

About the Owners/Winemakers

Mark and Vicki have been part of the winemaking and grape growing scene in Virginia since 2002.  Together, they established North Gate Vineyard on their 26 acre farm, just north of Purcellville, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  The first grapes were planted in 2002, and the winery was licensed in 2007.  Currently, Mark and Vicki run North Gate in their LEED Gold certified Tasting Room and production facility, the first of its kind in Loudoun, and the second in Virginia.  They have received numerous awards and accolades for their wines and approachable style.

Prior to starting North Gate, Mark and Vicki were co-winemakers at Corcoran Vineyards from its inception (as Waterford Vineyards) until 2007.  Before adventuring into winemaking, Mark was a data communications and network engineer where he was one of the early pioneers in developing the network technology which formed today’s Internet.  Vicki was a systems programmer at Syracuse University, and then Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, working with supercomputers.  Mark and Vicki received BS degrees in Computer Science from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.

A Green Business

Here at North Gate, we pride ourselves on our environmentally friendly practices – concerning both wine production in the vineyard and our Tasting Room itself. North Gate Vineyard is 100% solar powered and it is one of only two wineries in Virginia built to LEED standards. However, North Gate is the only production winery in the state certified as LEED gold. We worked hard to make sure our building is efficient and as green as it can be.  Learn more about our green practices, certifications, and awards here. To learn more about the building itself, read here.

This press kit is available to the media, retailers, distributors, restaurants, and bars.

For further press or PR inquiries, please contact press@northgatevineyard.com.

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Media Coverage:

MyFoxDC, Zip Trip: Purcellville North Gate Vineyard Wine Tasting

Loudoun Times Mirror: Powering a western Loudoun winery with solar

Leesburg Today: North Gate Vineyard earns LEED Gold certification

Social Media:

Facebook: North Gate Vineyard

Twitter: @northgatewines

Instagram: northgatewines