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BZA to consider farm-to-table winery request

The Gloucester County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider a special exception request to establish a farm-to-table winery as an agritourism activity in Dutton. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the colonial courthouse.

Dana J. Marano and Darren P. Vigilant own the property at 10399 Hope Circle in upper Gloucester. Frank Zoll is acting as representative for the property owners. The property lies in the Ware Magisterial District and is zoned Bayside Conservation (C-2).

Zoll Vineyards will plan to operate as a farm-to-table winery, growing grapes, berries, pumpkins, hot peppers and tomatoes on 11 acres, according to information included in the agenda packet for the meeting. The farm will raise about 20 beehives, a small flock of assorted poultry, a dozen sheep and goats throughout the year, the report said.

The various items raised and grown there will be served to winery consumers, possibly not until 2019, the report said. But some seasonal food pa...

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