Wineries across the state are excited to host you and your friends and family for this innaugural event!
The first-ever Wine Tourism Day in North America will take place May 11, 2013. Wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine tourism businesses across North America are offering special events to the public on this day to celebrate the importance of wine tourism. Our Maryland wineries will be participating and we encourage you to contact them about their specials and discounts. Below you will find a listing of just a few wineries participating.
Crow Farm Vineyard will be offering one free wine tasting and sample of Crow Farm products including their Angus Grass-fed beef per person from 12-6pm on May 11.
Galloping Goose Vineyards will be featuring a flight of three red wines from their cellars with hors d’oeuvres for $12.00
Distillery Lane Ciderworks will be offering a cider-making class that covers the basics of home cider-making. Head cidermaker, Tim Rose, and orchardist, Rob Miller, run the informative class. The course covers topics such as desirability of various apple varieties, how different apples are used in the cider, the fermentation process, the importance of sanitation, and blending the finished product. The class costs $100 per person (preregistration and a $25 non-refundable deposit is due to hold a spot in the class). This fee covers the class, tastings, and all of the materials needed for participants to ferment a case of their own hard cider at home. To register, please visit their web site or call 301-834-8920
The Piedmont Wine Trail will be hosting a Vidal wine event on May 11 and May 12. Guests can enjoy a 10% discount on all Vidal Blanc purchases. Each winery will be featuring a different special with the Vidal grape. Particpating wineries include: Basignani Winery, Boordy Vineyards, DeJon Vineyards, Fiore Winery, Harford Vineyard and Winery, Royal Rabbit Vineyards, and Woodhall Wine Cellars.
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, now open for the season, will have a featured sampling of their wines for a tasting fee of $6, including a complimentary tasting glass. Private tours are also available. They include enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by a private tasting of all currently available wines, complete with cheese pairings. The private tour is $25 per person and reservations are required. Please make reservations by calling 240-449-0677 or emailing email@example.com.
Information provided by the Maryland Wineries Association