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Wine’ing Maryland: Holiday Arts and Crafts

Holiday Arts & Crafts Events

Wine’ing Maryland is your personal calendar of wine tasting activities in Maryland occurring over the Arts and Craftsweekend.  The upcoming weekend’s events are published every Thursday.  Send us your event or share events with us and we will posted.  Click here to Contact Us   Check out Arts and Crafts Events and many more events that can be apart of your weekend.

Type of Activities

  • Free Activities
  • Charitable Events
  • Family Events
  • Festivals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food & Wine Tasting Events

 

December 15  – December 18, 2016 EVENTS

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Live Music at Olney Winery

December 16 – 17, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

Sip and Shop at Clovelly Vineyard

December 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chestertown, MD

 

Live Music at Great Frogs

December 17, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Chester Farmers Market at Fountain Park (wine tastings)

December 17, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Chestertown, MD

 

Live Music at Rockland Farms

December 17, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Poolesville, MD

 

Live Music at Springfield Manor

December 17 -18, 12:00 noon –6:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music at Big Cork Vineyard

December 17 -18, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Live Music at Dejon Vineyard

December 17 -18, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Live Music Christmas at Boordy Vineyard

December 17, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Christmas Party at Perigeaux Vineyard

December 17,  12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

St. Leonard, MD

 

Live Music at Running Hare Vineyard

December 17 – 18, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Purple Sundays Ravens Games at Harford Vineyard

December 18, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Forest Hill, MD

 

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

Teen Angel Project at The Olney Winery

December 18,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

none

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Blown Glass Ornament at Dove Valley Vineyard

December 18, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm

Cost: $65

Rising Sun, MD

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

Taste Wine Like A Pro

December 15, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: $20

Beltsville, MD

 

  Live Music at Millstone Cellars

December 16, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Monkton, MD

 

Fondue at Springfield Manor

December 16, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $15

Thurmont, MD

 

Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Dove Valley Vineyard

December 16 – 18, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Cost: $15

Rising Sun, MD

 

Sparkling Wine and Dessert Wine Tasting

December 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $40

Beltsville, MD

 

 

The Bard in the Barn at (Shakespeare) at Boordy Vineyard

December 18, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

Cost: $20

Hydes, MD

 

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Wine’ing Maryland: Holiday Bazaar & Press Your Own Cider

Holiday Bazaar & Press Your Own Cider

Wine’ing Maryland is your personal calendar of wine tasting activities in Maryland occurring over the weekend.  The upcoming weekend’s events are published every Thursday.  Send us your event or share events with us and we will posted.  Click here to Contact Us   Check out Holiday Bazaar Events  & Press Your Own Cider and many more events that can be apart of your weekend.Holiday Bazaar

Type of Activities

  • Free Activities
  • Charitable Events
  • Family Events
  • Festivals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food & Wine Tasting Events

 


December 8  – December 11, 2016 EVENTS

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

 

Sip and Shop at The Olney Winery

December 8, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

Live Music at The Olney Winery

December 9-10, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

Kris Kringle Christmas Bazaar at Charles County Fair

December  9, 4:00 pm  – 8:00pm

December 10, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

LaPlata, MD

 

Open House at Bordeleau Vineyard

December 10, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Eden, MD

 

Annual Christmas Bazaar at Dove Valley Winery

December 10, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Rising Sun, MD

 

Live Music at Great Frogs

December 10, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Chester Farmers Market at Fountain Park (wine tastings)

December 10, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Chestertown, MD

 

Live Music at Springfield Manor

December 10 -11, 12:00 noon –6:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music at Big Cork Vineyard

December 10 -11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Live Music at Dejon Vineyard

December 10 – 11, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Live Music Christmas at Boordy Vineyard

December 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Live Music at Running Hare Vineyard

December 10 – 11,  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Purple Sundays Ravens Games at Harford Vineyard

December 11, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Forest Hill, MD

 

BIG Luminary Event at Big Cork Vineyard

December 11, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Holiday Basket Extravaganza at Crow Vineyard

December 11, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Kennedyville, MD

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

None

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

None

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Raku Glazing Class at Dove Valley Winery

December 10, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm  or 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost: $35

Rising Sun, MD

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

 

Taste Wine Like A Pro

December 8, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: $20

Beltsville, MD

 

 Live Music at Millstone Cellars

December 9, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Monkton, MD

 

Press Your Own Cider at Millstone Cellars

December 9, 6:00 pm

Cost: $25

Monkton, MD

 

Fondue at Springfield Manor

December 9, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $15

Thurmont, MD

 

Sign Painting Party Springfield Manor

December 10, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Cost: $35

Thurmont, MD

 

Holiday Wine Class: Mulled Wine and Wine Cocktails

December 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $30

Beltsville, MD

 

The Bard in the Barn at (Shakespeare) at Boordy Vineyard

December 11, 1:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

Cost: $20

Hydes, MD

 

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Winery and Vineyards at Gemeny: A New Winery in Maryland

A New Winery in Maryland

I love Thanksgiving holidays.  Of course, it is not the first time I shared this sentiment.  I love being with friends and family.  It is a time to put our busy lives on hold and connect with our love ones.  This holiday was no different.  I spent Saturday afternoon with good friends visiting a winery in Maryland. We a took a trip to Winery and Vineyards at Gemenygemeny-entrance

We were excited to visit the recently opened venue.  Gemeny opened in late Summer 2016. It is the second tasting room in Prince George’s County. Winery and Vineyards at Gemeny is in Brandywine, MD.  We were warmly greeted by Bill, the winemaker and owner.  The tasting room is located on his 200 acres working farms.

Gemeny offers a full tasting menu of dry white and red wines.  The reds wines are made from the grapes grown at the vineyard.  The white grapes are from New York.  Gemeny will eventually produce its own grapes for all its white wines, making them 100% estate vineyard.

You can select white wines, red wines, or both for your tasting.  I went for the white and red tasting. Tastings begin at $4.00.  The full tasting is $10.00.  All wines are aged in steel.  Oak chips are used during the aging process for some of the wines.

 

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My tasting began with 2014 Vidal Blanc.  The Vidal Blanc was pale yellow, with a floral nose, crisp green apples and honeydew on the palate, medium acid and finish.  We continued with 2014 vintages of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Traminette. My favorite was the Pinot Gris.  The Pinot Gris was made in a traditional Italian style with notes of citrus, lemon and hints of mineral, with medium acid and finish.  The tasting continued with 2014 vintages of unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon, Rougeon and Norton.  It is refreshing to see Rougeon and Norton on the tasting menu.   They are a challenge to grow but these two grapes thrive in Southern Maryland’s humid and hot climate.Winery in Maryland

The tasting was topped off with a mulled wine.  Mulled wine is a warm slightly sweet, spiced wine.  It was a perfect ending on a brisk fall afternoon. Make sure you ask for it.

Gemeny is opened on weekends from 10 am – 6pm. Starting Black Friday open Every Friday from November 25th – December 16th from 1pm – 8pm. Gemeny Winery will be closing for the winter season starting on Dec. 19 and will re-open on March 3rd.

Welcome Gemeny to Maryland wine.

Things To Do at Maryland’s Vineyards

Things To Do: Wine’ing Maryland

Wine’ing Maryland is your personal calendar of wine tasting activities in Maryland occurring over the weekend.  The upcoming weekend’s events are published every Thursday.  Send us your event or share events with us and we will posted.  Click here to Contact Us   Check out Things To Do events and many more events can be apart of your weekend. Maryland Wine Festival

Type of Activities

  • Free Activities
  • Charitable Events
  • Family Events
  • Festivals
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food & Wine Tasting Events

October 20 – October 23, 2016 Events

Free Activities

Live Music at the Vineyard at Old Westminster Winery

October 21,  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October 22 – 23, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Westminster, MD

 

 

 

Fireside Weekend Wine, Food & Live Music Saturday

October 22,  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Forest Hill, MD

 

Purple Sundays Ravens Games at Harford Vineyard

October 23, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Forest Hill, MD

Charitable Events

 

None

Family Events

 

None

Festivals

 

None

Arts & Crafts

None

Food & Wine Tasting Events

Holy Crepes at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

October 21 – 22, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $6

Thurmont, MD

 

California Federalist wine tasting a tribute to American History

Maryland Wine Bar

October 22, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10

Patapsco Region Wine Tour

October 22, 11:15 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Baltimore, MD

 

Boats & Brew Fun on the Monacacy River 

October 22,  10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Cost; $89

Dickerson, MD

 

Westminster Region Wine Tour

October 23, 11:15 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Mt, Airy, MD

 

 

 

New Market Plains Vineyard, A Fresh New Face to Maryland’s Wine Scene

Always on the hunt for good wine, I heard rumors about a new vineyard opening near Mt. Airy, MD.  I headed west to confirm the rumors.   Stopping at Serpent Ridge Vineyard and Black Ankle Vineyard during my quest, I asked the tasting room staff if they knew about this new place.  Some heard the same rumor but did not know the name of the new winery in Frederick, MD .  Finally, I found one person who had a name…New Market Plains. But, she was not quite sure of its location.  Armed with Google Maps, I was confident I could find it.

 

Minutes away from Mt. Airy, New Market Plains Vineyard is located in New Market, MD.  The entrance is not obvious. The Vineyard shares the same road with Adventure Park USA.  The road appears to dead ends, but it is actually the beginning of its driveway.  Success, the rumors are true!  (Hint: If you are using GPS, you should enter Monrovia, MD instead.  The GPS may not locate the Vineyard if you use New Market, MD.)New Winery in Frederick, MD

 

When you enter the property, modern day noises are blocked out and you are taken back in time. The farm dates back to the 1700s and many of the original buildings remain intact.  You forget New Market Plains is nettled between a major highway and a business park.

 

You are warmly greeted by Sue Wilson and invites you to enter their modest tasting room.  She, along with her husband Howard Wilson, is the co-proprietor and co-winemaker. Sue Wilson, New Market Plains co-owner and co-winemaker

 

New Market Plains’s wines are all estate wines. Its first vintage was harvested in 2014 and bottled in April 2015.  The first release included Chardonnay, Rich Forest Chardonnay and Rosé.  Both Chardonnays are from the same vineyard. The Rich Forest Chardonnay was aged in oak and the other in steel.  The Rich Forest has a very distinct character and is appealing to the palate.  The wines are sophisticated and well-balance considering this is New Markets first vintage.  The Rosé is a blend of reds.  Its color is strikingly bold. I expected the nose to be fruity, but it was floral. The taste was reminiscent of a French Syrah Rosé.  It is perfect to drink year-round. There wines are reasonably priced. ($25.00)

 

Sue and Howard proudly display the vineyard’s 2015 Governor’s Cup Silver Medal.  An impressive feat for new winery.

 

2015 New Market Plains winesDuring my visit, Sue offered to give me a tour of the property.  I gladly accepted.  Along the tour, Howard and Sue shared with me the history of the property.  The property has been in Sue’s family for 10 generations.  We toured their processing facility where they are aging their red wines.  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah are aging.  Looking forward to trying the reds.

 

It was a great adventure.  Thrilled to try new Maryland wines. New Market Plains is a welcomed addition to Maryland’s wine community and a new winery in Frederick, MD.  I encourage you to visit. New Market Plains is opened Friday through Sunday or by appointment.

Family Friendly Independence Day Weekend Activities at Maryland Wineries

Tired of the traditional cookout, or going to the grandparents for Independence day? Try going to a Maryland winery or vineyard!  I know you wonder, what do I do with the kids?  No worries, bring the kids.  Yes, the wineries are indeed kid friendly. In fact, there will be many activities for the little one to participate in. The activities range from getting their faces painted, to arts and crafts, so let the kids enjoy themselves bounce while you indulge on some mouth-watering wines. In honor of our Independence Day, several wineries across the state will be hosting events. Here are a few events that will occur this weekend.Family Friendly Wineries

 

Don’t wait until Saturday to get the festivities started! Start a day early! On July 3, Basignani Winery having a movie night to kick things off.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy Mama Mia while sipping on some of their luscious wines. A small fee of $12 covers the movie, popcorn, and wine tasting.  This event will run from 6:00PM- 11:00PM on Friday night. Get your tickets today!

 

Join Big Cork Vineyard Saturday, from 2:00pm -5:00pm for their 4th  of July BBQ. They will have numerous food vendors loved by all. For the kids, they will have a bouncy house, balloon animals and face painting. Admission is free, so pack up your car and go! Moonbounce at Big Cork Vineyard

 

Running Hare Vineyard is hosting a fourth of July event also. Check out their 4th of July in the Vineyard. Enjoy Pizza Nocciano’s irresistible wood-fired pizza.  Running Hare Vineyard shares its home with Calvert’s Brewing Company.  Calvert’s Brewing Company’s will be serving beers.  Angie Miller will be performing live from 1:00PM-5:00PM, then from 6:00PM-10:00PM the Hot Buttered Nuggets will entertain you well into the night. A small price of $8 covers all of the beer and wine tastings as well as the live music.

 

Visit Maryland Wine Association for more information and to find an event near you this weekend.  Check out the site today! Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration! DSCF1064

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