Wine & Food Tasting

Saturday September 24, 10 am – 2 pm Wine & Food Tasting at the Market.

Enjoy more than 20 of the best wines from across the state, as well as tasty and fresh food from our vendors! Music from The BlackFace Jazz Band and Charles Agel! Wine Tour Raffle! Free Parking!

  • Tickets Early Bird Special: $10 for Online Tickets before August 17.  Only $15 after. You’ll receive a Wine Glass to use for tasting, a Swag goodie Bag and entry to a raffle for a Wine Tour for a group of eight.

Berrywine Plantations / Linganore Winecellars is a family operated vineyard and winery nestled on 230 acres of picturesque rolling countryside, 4.5 miles northeast of historic New Market, Maryland.  Established by Jack and Lucille Aellen in 1971, the first 6 acres of vineyards were planted in 1972 and the winery opened in 1976 in the lower half of a 19th century post and beam barn which previously housed the farm’s dairy operation.

Boordy Vineyards has played an important role in the renaissance of regional wines in America.  Founders Philip and Jocelyn Wagner established Maryland’s first commercial winery in 1945.  Since 1980, Boordy has been owned by the R.B. Deford family, and is located on their historic 240-acre farm in the Long Green Valley of northeastern Baltimore County.  Boordy Vineyards produces 70,000 gallons of wine annually including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc.

Cygnus Wine Cellars began in July 1996, moving into an abandoned slaughterhouse in downtown historic Manchester, Carroll County. Opened for retail sales in May, 1998, Cygnus Wine Cellars focuses on producing dry table wines and methode champenoise sparkling wines (champagne) from only locally grown grapes. Depending upon the growing season, Cygnus also produces selected, low production reserve wines, including late harvest style dessert wine, and a reserve dry red named Julian. All table wines are marketed under the ‘Cygnus’ label, while the sparkling wines are marketed under the ‘Royele’ label.

Great Shoals Winery has partnered with Heyser Farms of Montgomery County, MD to produce an award winning new product showcasing the flavors of a truly local apple – the Spencerville Red.  Great Shoals works closely with Heyser Farms to blend and hand press small batches of the freshest Spencerville Red sweet apple cider.  Their ferment this wonderful juice to make a crisp and refreshing sparkling Hard Apple wine.

Knob Hall Winery has made the best use of the land which has been a goal of the Seibert Family.  While the house at Knob Hall has been added onto several times, it still stands as a testament to this philosophy.  The barn which will house our tasting room and event space was originally built around 1860, utilizing wood and stone from the property, is another example of solid construction built to persevere through time.  Approximately 30 acres of vines have been planted along the gentle slopes of limestone-rich soil.  The planted varietals have been carefully chosen to reflect the “terroir” of this land and include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Albarino, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Traminette, Vidal Blanc and Viognier.

Fridays Creek Winery is growing the majority of their grapes.  In 2010 they harvested grapes to provide 4200 gallons of finished wine.  Most of the grapes they grow are French hybrids: Chamborsin, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and the Gewerztraminer hybrid Traminette.   There expect to purchase a small percentage of varieties because the warm local climate is not conducive to growing them. For example, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Zinfandel all do not do well in their area.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards‘ foundation began in 1962, when Dan and Polly O’Donoghue purchased the 92-acre “Windmill Farm” which has been a working farm and family retreat ever since.  The double-bank red barn, built in the early 1900s, and the silo and windmill are all signature landmarks of the farm.  Now owned and operated by the four children—the McGarry, McKenna, and O’Donoghue families—the transformation from a traditional farm to a vineyard began in 2002 and was complete in 2005.

St. Michaels Winery  In 2005, the new owners of St. Michaels Winery started converting a space in the Historic Old Mill complex in St. Michaels to house their new winery. Five wines were made that first year and they were off and running.  Currently with a listing of Twenty-one different varietals, St. Michaels Winery caters to all wine lovers.  Their appearance may have changed over the years, but their commitment to quality, small batch production remains strong and true.  They craft their fine wines from grapes grown in their Wye Mills and Henderson vineyards, as well as those harvested from five other Maryland vineyards.  Small batch production allows them to carefully mature their award-winning wines.

Click here to purchase Early Bird special tickets.


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