The vines may look bare and the air may be cool, but things are definitely heating up at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery in Vienna with the announcement that it has been recognized as the first and only Certified Craft Winery in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic.
Carole Lawson, Executive Director of the CWA announced the accreditation at Layton’s “Leap Year Happy Hour” on Friday, presenting the winery with a plaque marking the occasion.
“Craft has long been recognized in other beverage categories, and it is really beyond time that wine be offered the same standard,” said Lawson, who founded the CWA and is a certified sommelier. “We see this movement heading east across the US, and we’re thrilled to welcome Layton’s Chance as our first member in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic.”
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