Owner of new Md. winery giving ‘new life’ to tasting room, property with loads of history
November 27, 2022
It has been more than five years since the tasting room at 17912 York Road in Parkton, Maryland, was welcoming visitors to sit down and sample some wine.
Jessica Shearer, the owner and operator of Bull House Winery, is eager to give people a reason to come back.
“I chose to open a winery for various reasons,” she wrote in an email earlier Sunday. “Some are more interesting than others. Ultimately, I like to restore and give new life to things. I used to refinish furniture when I had more time and often found myself hunting out antiques when I went to yard sales and estate sales etc. [There’s] something special about the past and the time, care, and craftsmanship that people used to pour into things they created that draws me in.”
For more than three decades, the tasting room and, for a time, vineyard operated on the 18 acres of land on a farm that dates back to 1852. Al Copp was an integral part of the founding. His interest in wine production grew as a home winemaker and as a member of the Chesapeake Bacchus Club who wound up partnering with several other members and planting 3 acres of grapes along a southern hillside on Belfast Road in northern Baltimore County, according to “Maryland Wine: A Full-Bodied History…”To continue reading, visit PennLive.com.