Fairfax County Clears Way for First Winery

Fairfax County could soon have its first winery.

County supervisors voted Monday to set aside a local zoning law that would have blocked the creation of the Paradise Springs Winery on a 35-acre plot in rural Clifton.

The land is zoned for agricultural use. County zoning staff said the owners wanted to bring in grapes from outside as well as grow their own, qualifying the plan as industrial use which is prohibited for the area. The county voted to draft new rules.

Kirk Wiles and his mother, Jane, aim to open the winery by next summer. They want to sell wine and offer tasting and tours.

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