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Vineyard takes root in Gloucester

In the Dutton area of Gloucester, beside the county line with Mathews, Zoll Vineyards is in the process of growing grapes for wine. The vineyard was established by owner Frank Zoll in 2018 and opened for business in November 2019. General manager, pastry chef and vintner along with his family, Zoll expects to harvest the first crop of grapes this year and begin the production of his own grapes into wine, along with cider and mead.

Making wine is not new to Zoll. During his ten-year career as a pastry chef he tried his hand at amateur wine making. In 2001 in the family basement in his home city of New York, with a five-gallon wine-making kit which his brother David Zoll had purchased, the die was cast. By 2005 Zoll had produced his first amateur winning wine in his apartment basement. He was evolving into a vintner.

Zoll switched careers from chef to being a sales associate, but maintained his love of making wine. In 2009 he started his first winery; Zoll Cellars was born in the ...

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