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Katya Vineyards closing temporarily, not permanently

A shuttered fine dining restaurant in downtown Ocala has updated its status to reflect that it will open again in the future.

Katya Vineyards, which is located at 101 E. Silver Springs, Suite 102, announced this week that it would permanently close, according to a statement posted on their website.

Katya Vineyards Fine Dining
Katya Vineyards (101 E. Silver Springs, Ocala)

On Saturday, Ocala-News.com reported that the business was permanently closed.

Hours after the story was published, the company’s website was updated to show that the business would in fact close temporarily, not permanently.

“Katya Vineyards is closed temporarily due to family health issues. Our family wishes to thank all our patrons for your patience at this time You are all ‘family’ to us! Na’ Zdrowie!” reads the post.

Katya Vineyards closing statement
Katya Vineyards posted this statement to its website regarding its closure

No additional details were provided regarding the closure.

Owned and operated by David and Patricia Sokol, as well as their daughter Katherine, the family business has been a mainstay in downtown Ocala since 2010 and has gained recognition over the years for its award-winning wines and gourmet food.

The ever-changing menu features a variety of exquisite dishes with quality ingredients made by executive chef Tony Deras. Those dishes include a caviar menu, Ahi tuna, and specialties like Chilean sea bass, Wagyu filet mignon, and lobster tails.

Chilean sea bass at Katya Vineyards in downtown Ocala Florida
Chilean sea bass at Katya Vineyards

Meatballs at Katya Vineyards in Ocala Florida

Saku Ahi Tuna on salt block at Katya Vineyards
Saku Ahi Tuna on salt block at Katya Vineyards

In 2021, the restaurant was awarded a silver medal by the International Women’s Wine Competition for one of its red wine hybrid blends, Vladimir.

For more information on this and other restaurant openings and closures across the city, check back on Ocala-News.com in the coming weeks.