North Gate Vineyard is owned and operated by Mark and Vicki Fedor. We started in 1997 by caring for a few neglected grape vines on the North Gate property we had just purchased. That small effort has led us down a path which we are still walking. Along the way we have learned by doing. We’ve made some mistakes, had some successes, worked hard, and had a lot of fun. More importantly, we’ve met some smart, wonderful people who have helped mentor us and cultivate the passion and dedication for excellence that we have for growing grapes and making wine.
From 2003 through the 2006 vintage, Mark and Vicki were the winemakers for Corcoran Vineyards (formerly Waterford Vineyards) in Waterford, Virginia. Our vintages have garnered over 50 medals in national and international competitions. We are proud of these accomplishments, but we continue to strive to set the standards higher for Loudoun County and Virginia wines.
As we have mentioned, the path is neverending, there is always something new to learn in this business. We hope you find this web site inspirational and educational. Please check out the other pages to find out more details about our vineyard, our wines, our winemaking philosophies, and our green initiatives. Please drop us a line as we love to hear comments, suggestions and answer questions.