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Maryland Wine in the News


Welcome to Maryland Wine Country:

Welcome to Woodhall Wine Cellars

Not everyone who drinks and enjoys Maryland wines knows that not all Maryland wines are all made strictly from Maryland-grown grapes. Happily, that’s not the case with Woodhall Wine Cellars, started in 1983 by Al Copp and Chris Lang at a time when there were not many... read more >

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Herald Mail:

New Winery Expected to Help Tourism

SMITHSBURG — On three acres of sloping Myersville gravelly loam, hundreds of young grape vines are maturing, waiting to yield their first harvest late next year. The ground near Smithsburg where the vineyard sits is, by soil composition, elevation, slope and climate,... read more >

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BMore Media:

New Magazine Toasts Maryland’s Wines

Susan Southard considers herself a wine aficionado. She belongs to the Tasters Guild of Maryland. She is a member of the Baltimore Wine Meetup. She attends wine festivals and treks the wine trails. Last month, the Baltimore resident added another credential to her wine... read more >

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Eldersburg Patch:

County, Chamber Applaud Carroll County Businesses

The Department of Economic Development and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently partnered to recognize successful and growing Carroll businesses.

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The Patriot News: pegs Maryland as its next destination

You can't blame the Maryland wine industry for being a bit giddy today. announced earlier today that it will hold its fifth annual conference April 12-14, 2013, in Baltimore, focusing on Maryland wine. The state's wine industry is one of the fastest... read more >

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Washington Post:

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Highlighted in the Washington Post

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard was recently highlighted in the Washington Post in its "Worth the Drive 2012" feature. >>Read More

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Our Grape State: Old-Line wine cures the end-of-summertime blues

by Clinton Macsherry Self-diagnosis suggests that the melancholia permeating my Septembers stems from childhood, specifically my rueful reentries into scholasticism. Summer doesn't technically end when the calendar flips from August, but don't try selling that to any... read more >

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Baltimore Sun:

Arundel's largest family farm seeks to join state's growing wine industry

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Polly Pittman clipped nets over the ripening grapes in the vineyard she hopes will ensure that one of Anne Arundel County's oldest family farms continues to have a future. "Basically, the McMansions start on the other side of these... read more >

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The Baltimore Sun:

Grapes, glass and art come together at Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Holly Hertsgaard had no idea what she would be painting when she arrived at Serpent Ridge Winery, in Westminster, for its first wine-glass painting class. As the evening progressed, a football field appeared on one glass; Camden Yards appeared on another. On her... read more >

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Carroll's wine industry on the rise

Wine lovers have long had the famous wine growing regions of Napa, California and Bordeaux, France on their oenological radar, but fewer have probably planned a wine getaway to Carroll County. Andrew Baker, owner of Old Westminster Winery, thinks that will change.... read more >

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Washington Post:

Maryland vineyards are up to the competition

Fred Wilson knew he had some winners even before the fruit from the 2010 harvest reached the winery at Elk Run Vineyards in Maryland’s Frederick County. The extremely hot, dry summer ripened the grapes a fortnight earlier than usual, and most of his wines were... read more >

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Mark Cascia Vineyards named best local wine in Annapolis Capital Gazette readers' poll

Mark Cascia Vineyards was named best local wine in the latest Annapolis Capital Gazette readers' poll. Other finalists included Boordy Vineyards and Black Ankle Vineyards.


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Frederick News Post:

Local Vine No. 9

THURMONT -- Voytek Fizyta is not waiting until his grapes mature before beginning the process of turning the succulent treats into wine. While his grapes grow, Fizyta is using the oldest method to make wines at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont. Fizyta's... read more >

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