• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

New Kent County takes steps to force Farms of New Kent into foreclosure

A portion of a New Kent County real estate development, still trying to pick up steam after the downturn, could be headed to auction. New Kent Vineyards, near Exit 211 off Interstate 64, is a partially developed 2,500-acre plan that includes the Club at Viniterra golf course and the New Kent Winery. It was conceived amid the real estate boom, when many developers rushed to the rural county as the next bedroom community for Richmonders.

The county is eyeing about 180 acres that make up the commercial section of New Kent Vineyards as the parcels’ owner is behind on millions of dollars in infrastructure bond payments.

After more than two years without payment, the county this month took the initial steps to potentially force the property to auction. It hired local law firm Sands Anderson to post public notice that the Farms of New Kent LLC, tied to developer Nathan Shor and a partner, is delinquent on the bond payments. This action only applies to the Farms of New Kent LLC which includes the commercial portions of Land Bay 4 and 5 and Land Bay 3 of New Kent Vineyards.  

Although the golf course, winery and some homes are up and running, residential has been slow to develop there,  the commercial piece has sat largely dormant.

Do note that Land Bay 1 which includes the winery, the golf course and the Viniterra residential community is under separate ownership and not affiliated with Farms of New Kent LLC.   They are current on their CDA assessment payments that are referenced in the article below.  Any action taken by the County or the Bondholders against the commercial properties has no legal bearing on the Land Bay 1 properties.

About 750,000 square feet of commercial space is envisioned for the acreage, which sits near the development’s New Kent Winery.

Should it get as far as an auction, proceeds would be used to repay what’s owed to bondholders, made up mostly of institutional investors.

But both the county and the developer are looking for a more positive resolution.

“Everybody’s hope is the development continues to improve,” said Dan Siegel, an attorney with Sands Anderson representing the county. “We’re trying to be as helpful as possible to make sure this works. But when it comes down to it, we have to collect [the bond payments].”

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New Kent Winery Wins Top Award

October 2011-New Kent Winery’s 2009 Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the 2011 Virginia Governor’s Cup for white wines, the top award given for wines grown in the state.

The Governor’s Cup was presented to New Kent Managing Partner Pete Johns and the winery’s winemaker, Tom Payette, by Gov. Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell at ceremonies at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where the winner was announced.

New Kent’s 2009 Chardonnay Reserve was judged best from among 162 wines entered from 52 wineries, representing all of the appellations in the Commonwealth. The 30th annual Virginia Governor’s Cup competition for white wines was sponsored by the Virginia Wineries Association.

“I am humbled and honored to accept this award and do so with great pride,” said Johns in accepting the award this week. “I acknowledge my partners in this winery, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the wonderful New Kent Winery staff and our exceptional winemaker, Tom Payette. Tom’s expertise and magical touch has helped New Kent Winery establish itself as one of Virginia’s premier wineries.”

Johns and Payette have worked closely for more than eight years to establish vineyards for the Winery which opened publicly in 2008.

“What a huge honor to be recognized for our 2009 Chardonnay Reserve,” said Payette. “It’s a privilege to work with such fine people at New Kent Winery and I am blessed to be able to do what I love to do – making wine, especially this beautiful Chardonnay.”

Fermentation on the yeast lees in small premium American oak barrels makes this well rounded creamy Virginia Reserve Chardonnay unique among other wines.  Extremely youthful despite its vintage, New Kent Winery’s 2009 Reserve Chardonnay pairs beautifully with flavorful cheeses and all types of shellfish, veal, pork, poultry, seafood and cream sauce pasta dishes, according to Johns.

Captiva Four Seasons at New Kent VineyardsNew Kent Winery is part of a large Master Planned Community,  the New Kent Vineyards which includes the nearby upscale residential development Viniterra and the 55+ active adult community,  The Four Seasons at New Kent Vineyards

The Winery was constructed from historic materials, including pre-Civil War oversized handmade brick, reclaimed heart pine columns, beams and trusses and cypress logs that were under water for more than 150 years.

The Governor’s Cup for white wines was selected from seven Gold medalist wineries.  A panel of 26 judges from five states judged the wines, which represent all of the appellations in the Commonwealth. The Virginia red wines were judged earlier this year and announced at the Virginia Wine Expo in February.

For more information about the award, visit www.virginiawine.org.

Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  banner psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to  Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities,   condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New KentPoquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @  757-254-8136

Classics On The Green At The New Kent Winery This Sunday

For the second year, New Kent Winery and the Club at Viniterra will host the Classics on the Green Wine Festival and European Auto Show. Set among the picturesque vineyards and rolling hills of the Viniterra golf course, the festival will take place this Sunday, September 18th, from 11am to 4pm.

With nearly 300 vehicles on display, Classics on the Green will showcase the cars of Austin-Healey, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and many more. This year’s event will also feature for the first time a unique display of vintage racing cars. Presented by the Central Virginia British Car Club in conjunction with Classic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc., this event will highlight the beauty of these extraordinary classic motor vehicles. 

In addition to the automobile show, New Kent Winery will host a wine festival, complete with wine selections from its own winery as well as other local vineyards. Classics on the Green will also feature food and live music throughout the day, hot air balloon rides, vendors offering unique goods and services, and luxury car test drives. 
 
Tickets to the Wine Festival and Car Show are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the show. Tickets to the Car Show only are $10, and children under 12 are free. Purchase your tickets using cash or check at the New Kent Winery, or with credit card at www.classicsonthegreen.com

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$95,000 Discount on new home in New Kent

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I normally don’t write blog posts about home listings. The price and value of this home made me break that rule. Priced at $80 a square foot ,this new home is located in The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards in Historic New Kent County, VA.

This Cresswell model is built on a beautiful cul-de-sac home-site. The spacious  floor-plan offers large open formal rooms and a gorgeous kitchen that is great for entertaining. The second floor features  and additional master bedroom and two additional large bedrooms with a bonus room. The 5 total bedrooms and 4.5 baths offer the space your family needs. Plus, enjoy movies in the media room of the finished basement.  The beautiful conservatory features floor to ceiling windows to bring nature inside.  Also features a 3- car garage!

Price Reduced to $474,990!*

 

If you would like to schedule a time to view this home:

Email John Womeldorf  John@MrWilliamsburg.com or call (757) 254-8136

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• The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards will feature a Pool, Winding Walking Trails & a State-of-the-Art Clubhouse • Within minutes of New Kent Winery, World-Class Golf & a Polo Field ,• Low New Kent Taxes, • Perfectly Centered between Richmond & Williamsburg off of I-64

You can read more about The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards here

New Kent VA Real Estate Update- Arbors at New Kent

newkentvineyardsva New Kent Vineyards in New Kent, VA has reached an important milestone—They now have families who can say “we live at New Kent Vineyards.”

The people who have moved into The Arbors are the vanguard of several thousand residents who will call this community home as some 2,500 homes in multiple neighborhoods are completed in the coming years.

newkentvineyardAlready these new residents can boast to friends and relatives about the Winery, the vineyards, the polo field and the nearly completed Rees Jones golf course within their community. In due course, they’ll also enjoy shopping at the Farmers’ Market, Town Village and major retail centers planned for New Kent Vineyards.
When The Arbors neighborhood is completed, it will have a total of 450 single-family homes plus a neighborhood clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts,
playing fields, ponds, trails, abundant open space and other ArborsAtNewKentVineyardsrecreational amenities.

  The first builder at The Arbors, Ryan Homes, has recently opened
one of its Smithfield home designs as a model home for the neighborhood and is building a number of new homes already under contract by the next new residents. The company is offering home buyers a choice of more than ten different home designs at The Arbors, including homes that offer first-floor owner’s suites and even some that offer one-level living.

Springbrook Starting in the low-to-mid $200s, the homes at The Arbors will range up to 4,000 square feet in size with as many as five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a three-car garage. These homes come with standard features along with custom options to personalize each of the the available home designs.

Call or email for further information or to setup an appointment with the builder.

757 254 8136  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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About Viniterra: 

On the surface it might seem as if Viniterra is somewhat of a contradiction. On one hand, you have what is arguably the most serene and pastoral settings for a community anywhere in Virginia, then on the other hand a community that seems to buzz with activity. Thanks to planned amenities including a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, a full-service clubhouse with swimming and tennis,

viniterra golf course the New Kent Vineyards Town Village with its gourmet and boutique shopping, as well as, the state-of-the art New Kent Vineyards Equestrian Center, this pleasant dichotomy of tranquility and activity will be perfect complements to each other.

The Club at Viniterra will be nestled within the stunning community of New Kent Vineyards.  This historic setting among the grapevine-laden hills offers a casual yet sophisticated lifestyle.  With an old world winery, a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, Fitness and Aquatic Center and a planned 14,000 square foot Clubhouse, life here is good.

saerch homes for sale in ViniterraThe Club at Viniterra will become the finest Rees Jones Design 18-hole golf course in the area.  Future Viniterra amenities will include Clubhouse, pro shop, teaching studio, tennis facilities, a swim and wellness center, restaurant and café.

Viniterra Members, their families and guests will enjoy these amenities of the Club:

18-hole Championship Rees Jones Designed Golf Course
The golf course at the Club will be the focal point of the Club and the Community. This course will be designed with tee placements that will be a challenge to the low-handicapper while creating an enjoyable golfing experience for all levels of players.

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Golf Practice Facilities

An outstanding practice facility including teaching studio, a driving range, a practice chipping area and a practice putting green.

Main Clubhouse
The main clubhouse will feature a casual grille, formal dining room, banquet/meeting rooms along with a traditional golf pro shop, locker rooms, golf car and club storage.

VINNITERRA PLAT

Aquatic and Fitness Center
A fitness center including the latest in weights and cardiovascular equipment as well as bright and spacious aerobic rooms. The Aquatic and Fitness Center will also feature a snack bar servicing the needs of the fitness, tennis and aquatic participants.

Tennis Facilities
The tennis facilities include six lighted Har-Tru courts where Member play, guest play, league play, clinics and private lessons will be available with a tennis professional. The Tennis Pro Shop will also satisfy the equipment and merchandise needs of the tennis players.

Community Amenities
The Terrace, a neighborhood lawn, will feature community events such as socials and seasonal outdoor events. A planned boutique inn. An Equestrian Center with polo fields, boarding facilities, carriage trails. A Village Center that will offer boutique shopping, a gourmet deli and wine shop and future plans include a walk-in urgent care medical clinic for residents. A Club Concierge service to offer home delivery from any of the local shops and restaurants. And of course the winery and vineyard.Springbrook

New homes are now available at ” The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards” And The New 55+ active Adult Community ,  Four Seasons At New Kent Vineyards More info here

Another up and coming community  located within New Kent Vineyards  is  The Arbors at New Kent Vineyards. When complete  the community will include a clubhouse, pool and walking trails.  Prices there start in the low $200’s and range to $50ok +

Cresswell Ryan Homes’ artfully designed homes combine classical architectural features with modern amenities including between three to five bedrooms, two and a half to four bathrooms,  two or three-car garages, and between 2,000 and 4,400 square feet of luxurious living. Stunning hardwood floors in the foyer, 42” kitchen cabinets, crown molding, ceramic tile in the sumptuous owner’s bathroom, and sodded and irrigated front and side lawns are just some of the included features. Personalize your home with a morning room,  a third level addition and an endless list of other options.

Call or email John Womeldorf for further information on homes in this community or other communities in the New Kent or Williamsburg VA areas

John@MrWilliamsburg.com            757 254 8136

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