Mark and Vicki Fedor, owners of North Gate Vineyard between Hillsboro and Purcellville, announced Thursday that they’ve reached an agreement to be acquired by Mike Wheeler and Nate Walsh of Walsh Family Wine. The deal is expected to close in April.
“Vicki and I are very proud to be able to pass North Gate Vineyard over to the very accomplished hands of Nate and his team,” Mark Fedor said in a statement. “His passion for producing quality Virginia wines and his commitment to the Virginia wine industry parallel our own and are a natural compliment to continue and build upon what we have created here at North Gate.”
“It is an honor to be able to build upon their hard work, to continue to grow North Gate as a producer of premium wines,” said Walsh. “Mark and Vicki have always been wonderful, friendly colleagues, and we do our best to make them proud.”
Wheeler and Walsh plan to operate North Gate as it has been operated and producing the same quality wines in the same tasting room atmosphere.
The terms of the deal between North Gate and Walsh Family Wine were not disclosed. North Gate Vineyard went on the market for $4.25 million last year. In a Facebook post, Vicki Fedor said "it is time for a lifestyle change." She added they plan to stay in the area and hope to have more time for relaxation and family life.
North Gate has a reputation around the state for producing top-tier Virginia wine. Its Meritage red blend has placed in the prestigious Governor's Case several times.
North Gate Vineyard is located at 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville.