Viniterra, a community just outside of Richmond, Virginia, and within New Kent County, capitalizes on the finest of upscale living. New Kent County, named for England’s King Kent, keeps up with its royal heritage. Captain John Smith first visited the area in 1607, and the church where George and Martha Washington wed still functions there today. The oldest armies in American History have marched through New Kent County, among which were British, American Revolutionary, Confederate, and Union forces.
With such a history, it only makes sense that Viniterra makes their residents and guests feel pampered. The community offers estate-sized homesites and resort cottages on 1 to 2 acres of land, and with gorgeous woodland, marsh, or golf course views. Access to many different bodies of water (like the NC Outer Banks or the James River), gives you the opportunity to spend some of your days enjoying the water. And the beautiful Virginia countryside also deserves admiration, where you can add a little horseback riding to your lifestyle. Or perhaps, a little wine.
Renowned as preeminent wine country, residents of Viniterra and tourists alike make sure to stop by for the various wine tastings New Kent Winery has to offer. The winery offers tours, wine tasting, a wine shop, private cellars, and comfortable areas for socializing and discovering new vintage wines. The private active vineyards are carefully kept so that you may enjoy them year round and the winery is open for viewing. The rich green of the area makes Viniterra both beautiful and memorable. The first vines were planted in 2001, and from the beginning a full variety have been planted including Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Norton, Virginia’s native grape, making each wine unique and full, and sure to please any palate. The winery itself is a beautiful structure, and eco-friendly. Much of it was built using eco-friendly materials that were reclaimed from buildings and structures well over a century old, including 40-foot heart of pine trusses, reprocessed copper, and even pre-Civil War brick, creating a vintage look to go with their new vintage wines.
One of the best known, and most impressive features of Viniterra (besides the winery) is the championship golf course designed by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones. The course features working vineyards alongside fairways throughout, a signature hallmark of the new Viniterra community. Eco-consciousness flows into this exquisite golf course, too, the championship course having been designed with innovative water-conservational systems. The Club at Viniterra saves as much as 80% of the water consumed by traditional courses, and uses Celebration hybrid grass exclusively, which is far more drought-resistant and requires 70% less water to maintain than traditional course sods.
Viniterra has something for everyone wanting to live in a luxurious atmosphere. Offering over three hundred, one acre plots with stunning views, a gorgeous, eco-friendly golf course, and a beautiful winery, this sustainable, beautiful community is truly upscale living at its finest.