Grape growers, entrepreneurs, and wine lovers, Montgomery County has a place for you!

A winery, custom crush facility, and research vineyard – all on one sprawling area of agricultural preserve ground – is coming to Montgomery County.

Dubbed “The Crossvines,” the facility will also offer a place to dine and host special events.

County officials and the project’s lead developer broke ground on the site Thursday, located on the same property as the Poolesville Golf Course.

“For the past two years, Montgomery County and the nation have been dominated by the impact of COVID-19, but we continued to plan for the future—and for our future economy,” said county executive Marc Elrich. “Crossvines is an exciting project that will change the economic prosperity of the Agricultural Reserve. As one of the only grape-crushing facilities in the region, this will open up opportunities for more landowners to grow profitable grapes and to explore winemaking as part of their future options.”

Renderings of the coming facility paint a picture of a tranquil spot in Western Montgomery. The site can be used to host a wedding, using wine produced at the site, or just to sample wine and dine out.

“Nestled in the midst of one of the nation’s leading agricultural reserves, The Crossvines is a research farm, a wine-crushing facility, an events venue, a dining destination, and a learning hub in one,” the partners, the Montgomery County Revenue Authority and Weller Development Company, said in a news release. “Visit a place where you can toast to your successes, enjoy a fantastic meal, walk down the aisle, partner with grape gurus, grow your business — and learn along the way.”