This was an invitation only “summit,” which included host Chateau Bu-De and 11 other wineries from all over the state. Suggested and attended by the Maryland Wineries Association, it was a chance for some of the top producers from western Maryland to the Eastern Shore to bring two of their best dry wines, made from estate or Maryland fruit, and share those with their colleagues.
The goal was to swap tasting and production notes and offer constructive criticism, and to give all a chance to taste the quality of wine that’s being made. Most wineries brought a red and a white. The notes below include the tasting and production notes they submitted and the price for each wine.