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A Successful Harvest for Elk Run

Elk Run completed picking Oct 26 this year one of the latest dates for us ever. The Chardonnay for sparkling wine was harvested late August and the rest of the whites throughout September. The whites came in clean, presenting lovely color, flavor, texture and sugars.... read more >


Cygnus Wine Cellars to close December 31; Owner Ray Brasfield retiring…again; new and library wines available through the end of the year

Manchester, Carroll County, MD - After 20 years as proprietor, winemaker and chief bottle washer at Cygnus Wine Cellars, Ray Brasfield is headed for retirement… again. “After 20 years, I am ready to do something else. I am not my job and have other things... read more >


Boordy Albariño wins Governor's Cup; New Jack Aellen Award Announced

The Maryland Wineries Association proudly announces the winners of the 28th Annual Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition. The judging for the prestigious awards took place on Sunday, August 14 at the Baltimore Center Club with over 29 wine experts from the region... read more >


More Winners!

More Maryland Wines were recognized last month at the 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. The goal of the Atlantic Seaboard Association is to show the public that the Eastern Seaboard is a quality wine-producing region. Best in Class Winners - Red... read more >


Maryland Wineries Win Big in Two International Competitions

Maryland wines have earned great recognition this past month. Both Crow Vineyard and Winery and Great Frogs Winery were award winners in The International Women’s Wine Competition held June 21st and 22nd. Crow also won multiple awards at the San Francisco... read more >


Old Westminster Winery Malbec wins '16 Comptroller's Cup

Old Westminster Winery’s Malbec 2014 was awarded the “Best in Show” at the 2016 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup Wine Competition (formerly Winemasters Choice Competition), held in Timonium on June 8, 2016, Maryland Wineries Association Executive... read more >


Maryland Wine Wins Big!

Wines from 14 Maryland wineries earned honors in the 16th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Held in Rochester, NY in March, the competition is known as the world’s largest wine competition to support a charity, is open to all commercial wineries... read more >


Spring/Summer Wine Press Released

Check out the latest edition of the Maryland Wine Press , with feature pieces on our wineries, featured restaurant, wine shop and ambassador.