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Gauthier Vineyard, LLC, is a family-owned working farm, equestrian center, vineyard and winery located in scenic New Kent County near the intersection of the Lafayette and Washington-Rochambeau trails to Yorktown. The owners, Mo and Sandi Gauthier, both retired Navy Captains, purchased their “Fair Winds” farm in 2010. Like most ground in the county, the farm is rich in history. The Gauthiers’ vines were planted by friends and family, followed by construction of the tasting room and wine making facility. In addition to their estate grapes, the Gauthier’s lease vines in the foothills overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in partnership with Randy and Karen Phillips, founder-owners of Cave Ridge Vineyard. Randy, an award winning vintner, oversees the wine making operations for Gauthier Vineyard. Gauthier Vineyard wines are 100% Virginia Grape, and the grapes are grown on the premises or on the leased vines. We have a pizza pavilion built around a wood-fired pizza oven we purchased from Kingsmill resorts. They had decided the oven was not adequately sized for their market. We have since added roasted oysters and chicken wings to our offerings. The menu varies, and our Facebook page is the best place to see what is on the menu any given week-end. In response to requests from our guests, we added a large fire pit down a stairway leading from the pizza pavilion.