Neighborhood News

The 2018 CDR 5K Run Is Almost Here - Aug 11, 7:00 AM- 1:00PM

posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:41 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 9:41 AM ]

Once again the Vineyards At Jockeys Neck will be the venue for the Annual Childhood Development Resources (CDR) 5K run which is one of their premier fund raising events for 2018.  CDR is a non-profit organization who provides vital help to individuals and families who have developmental needs in Williamsburg and james City County.  To learn more about their heroic mission please see their website at  

We work closely with the CDR volunteers to minimize the impact on traffic in our neighborhood during the event, but please keep in mind that during the Fun Run (7:30 Am - 8:30 AM) and the 5 K run (8:30 Am - Approximately 9:30 AM) Jockeys Neck trail will be closed to traffic from the clubhouse to lake Powell road while the event starts and after 9:30 Am the runners will be on Jockeys Neck trail so traffic will be slowed.  Please plan accordingly.

The CDR staff will begin setup at the Clubhouse parking lot on Friday afternoon beginning about 3:00 PM.  If you have contractors wil large trucks, the area around the Clubhouse on Jockey's Neck Trail will be limited regarding height from Friday afternoon until about 3:00 PM Saturday.  This is because the starting line timing equipment spans the road and is about 9' off the ground.  Please make note of this.

Parking for the event will be in 3 primary areas - the first is the grass field on the South side of the vineyards.  Once this fills then the field across Jockeys neck Trail leading to the upper dam will be used.  Once areas 1&2 are filled then cars will be parked on Goodrich Durfey (volunteers will ensure that no driveways are blocked if parking on the road is necessary) and finally on Reserve drive (again, volunteers will ensure that no driveways are blocked if parking on the road is necessary).

Here is a map of the parking areas as well as the Fun Run and 5K course:

You can print out a copy of this map by downloading the PDF file at the bottom of this page.

The back gate of the Vineyards (at the end of Jockeys Neck Trail near the Winery) will be open for those residents who are past the clubhouse and can be used to enter and exit the neighborhood.

The event should be wrapped up by early afternoon and of course the run is weather-dependent.  We will send out an email to notify residents should there be schedule changes.  We should all be very proud of this significant contribution to our community - CDR very much appreciates it!

The Vineyards HOA Resident Directory Has Been Updated For 2018!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:20 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 11:21 AM ]

Our Vineyards Homeowners Directory has been updated for 2018 and is now available to those who request it.  It is easy and fast to get one, just CLICK HERE to send an email and request the latest version by giving your name and address.  A PDF file will be sent to you for you to either print out or save to your computer.

As is always the case, if you see incorrect or incomplete information please contact the website administrator by CLICKING HERE to send an email with changes, inclusions or omissions.

2018 Vineyards HOA Annual Meeting Second Notice

posted Mar 30, 2018, 5:39 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 5:39 AM ]

Mark your calendars now for our annual meeting to be held on April 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Clubhouse.  Please read the following second notice - see you there!

The Vineyards HOA Annual Meeting Is Scheduled For April 23, 2018 At The Clubhouse - All Homeowners Are Urged To Attend This Important Meeting

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:42 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:43 AM ]

For the Nomination Form, please download the PDF at the bottom of the page

Come Join In On The Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:23 PM by Vineyards Website Admin

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We have a unique opportunity to participate in the National Audubon Society’s upcoming event.  The Audubon’s 118th Christmas Bird Count is upon us.  Thanks to the guidance of Dr. Daniel Cristol, Professor of Biology and Ornithologist at the College of William and Mary, and our neighbor, Greg Davis, we can contribute to the Williamsburg Bird Count on December 17.  This early-winter bird census is conducted annually with over 100 years of citizen science involvement.  The data collected by CBC participants have become one of only two large pools of information provided to ornithologists and conservation biologists that indicate how the birds of the Americas are fairing over time.

The Williamsburg CBC will be conducted on Sunday, December 17th. To participate, grab your favorite Birder’s Field Guide, binoculars and Williamsburg CBC Species Tally Sheet is attached at the bottom of this post.  Plan to spend a minimum of 1 hour counting the birds on your property.  Dr. Cristol will be in our neighborhood to count the birds in and around the lake in the early a.m. and Greg will walk our public areas later that morning.  For the sake of accuracy, please document birds observed on your property only, unless you know that your neighbor is not participating in the event.  Submit your findings to Greg Davis, no later than 3:30 p.m. on December 17th via his email, We will have copies of the Species Tally Sheets at our upcoming Vineyards Neighborhood Holiday Party at the Clubhouse this Thursday, the 14th.

Happy Birding!!
Christine Payne

Impact 100 Event Coming To Our Clubhouse November 14, 2017!

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:08 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Two of our long time Vineyards residents (Elizabeth Foxx & Amerika Davis) are on the Board of Impact 100 Greater Peninsula and are co-hosting an event at our Clubhouse on November 14th at 5:30 PM and Vineyards women are invited!  The organization has given away $200,000 worth of grants over the past few years to transform communities.  

November HOA Board Meeting Date Change

posted Oct 10, 2017, 12:36 PM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 12:36 PM ]

The Vineyards HOA Board Meeting for the Month have November has been rescheduled to Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM.  Please note this if you plan to attend (and we hope you do!)

Fall Is Coming, Is Your House Ready?

posted Oct 9, 2017, 10:44 AM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

While the weather may say otherwise, it is that time of year for you to have some basic maintenance done on your home & property. For those with irrigation systems, we are coming to a time where you really should consider getting your system winterized. As you may be aware, water freezes at 32 degrees F, but what you may not know is when it does freeze it expands. Many times the only place freezing water has to go is out, so that can cause splits in pipes and fittings. When it thaws the split becomes very apparent once water pressure is returned. 

Irrigation systems are mostly underground and if deep enough freezing may not be likely, but there are winters where the frost line can reach the sprinkler line and it this happens then bad things can happen. So in the “better safe than sorry” world you should consider having your system winterized. The process is that the system has high pressure and volume air put into it and the existing water is blown out of the pipes (of course the water is turned off to the system first!).

Another important system that many homeowners have is a whole house generator. These are to be serviced at least once a year with the service being an oil and filter change at a minimum. Many also have spark plugs and the air filter changed, but given the little run time this may not be necessary. It is also good to have a general inspection of the system and the integrity of the starter battery checked.

Don’t know who to call? Try CLICKING HERE to see the homeowner contractor referral page. Happy Fall!

It is difficult to imagine...

posted Sep 8, 2017, 3:17 PM by Vineyards Website Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 3:18 PM ]

A neighborhood more idyllic than the Vineyards at Jockey's Neck.  It's Friday afternoons like today that truly make The Vineyards at Jockey's Neck "A community unlike any other in Williamsburg"

Mark Your Calendar, The Annual CDR 5K Is Aug 12!

posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:48 AM by Vineyards Website Admin

It is time once again for the Vineyards at Jockey's Neck neighborhood to host the Annual CDR 5K run.  This year's run will take place on August 12, 2017 and this run remains the premiere fund-raising event for the CDR organization.  

Runners will begin entering the neighborhood around 6:30 AM and the event will be wrapped up by 1:00 PM.  Please plan your day accordingly as traffic on Jockey's Neck Trail will be impeded at times during the event.  The rear entrance off of Jockey's Neck Trail on to the Winery Road will be open during the event.

Parking areas as well as the run route are shown in the map!

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