Congratulations to Judy Crow of Crow Vineyards in Kennedyville, Kent County for her election to the position of president of the Maryland Wineries Association. Judy has served on the board for two years, where she has served as Vice President. The board also elected Phin Deford of Boordy Vineyards as Vice President, Matt Cimino of Great Shoals Winery as Treasurer and Rich Fuller of Port of Leonardtown as Treasurer.
Archives for March 2017
18th century farm turning into Worcester winery
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]
Young vintner: Linganore welcomes third generation winemaker
Melissa Aellen is only 25, but she’s already a veteran winemaker.
Aellen grew up in the Linganore Winecellars family business. The daughter of executive winemaker Anthony Aellen, she has bachelor’s degrees in viticulture and enology, and has worked in seven wineries across the country and in New Zealand, learning the art of winemaking.
A few weeks ago, she returned to join the family business as assistant winemaker.
Celebrate Maryland Wine Month
March is Maryland Wine Month, a time to explore, taste, learn about and celebrate local wineries. Throughout the month, join other wine lovers as you savor different flavors at the Winemaker Series presented by the Maryland Wineries Association. Register for one or all of the five regional winemaker seminars hosted at various wineries around the state covering topics from bubbles to barrel aging. Whether your palate is best suited to complex reds, vibrant whites or fruit wines, you’ll connect with the winemakers themselves for a hands-on and exclusive experience. Read more