Brittany Mariner won’t let a little thing like an inhospitable climate stop her from fulfilling her grandfather’s dream.
The twin scourges of any winemaker are humidity and rain. A native of Worcester County, Mariner knows full well those two elements are the Delmarva Peninsula’s most abundant natural resources.
Yet here the 25-year-old is, overseeing the transformation of her family’s 18th century farm into the Eastern Shore’s newest winery. And yes, she plans to grow and harvest her own grapes — at least for the brand’s white wines. The red grapes will be shipped in from parts of Maryland she says are better suited for growing those varieties. [Read more on DelmarvaOnline]