October 7, 2020
Maryland Wineries Association
The Maryland Wineries Association gathered with representatives from Generations Vineyard, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Slack Winery at Jubilee Farm, and Xella Winery to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Maryland’s newest wine trail. Representatives from local and state government offices attended the ribbon cutting and delivered the wineries with citations recognizing the opening of the new trail. The First Landing Wine Trail, located in St. Mary’s County, pairs one of Maryland’s oldest and most historic areas with delicious, local wine.
Established as a county in 1637, St. Mary’s County is home to St. Clements Island, the original landing place for English settlers who arrived there in 1634. Throughout its history, St. Mary’s City has directly connected Maryland to the land and sea and has been home to farming, fishing, and crabbing industries. Naturally, the rich ties to agriculture in St. Mary’s County have inspired new generations of Maryland farmers to explore and excel in the world of winemaking.
Plan your visit to Southern Maryland. Learn about the state’s marvelous history. Taste delicious wine from our growing number of local winemakers. Explore the First Landing Wine Trail and take in the beautiful scenery and attractions throughout the County.