Montgomery County’s plan to give local winegrowers a boost
April 28, 2022
Napa. Sonoma. Those California regions are famous for the wines they produce, with quality rivaling some of the best in the world — and now, Montgomery County, Maryland, hopes to join the ranks of great wine-producing places.
On Thursday, the county took a step closer to that goal: A groundbreaking for the Crossvines, a planned winery, restaurant and event space, was held on property adjacent to the Poolesville Golf Course.
“You all have no idea how much fun this is for me,” Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich told the crowd gathered for the event.
Elrich said he’d been looking into the possibility of promoting winegrowing in the county’s agricultural reserve, and was especially excited to learn that the area’s soils were in a zone that could support grapes grown for red wines — his preference….To continue reading, please visit WTOP.