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Wine’ing Maryland: Live Music Saturday

Wine Trails & Tasting Events

Live Music Saturday

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 Live Music Saturday and many more events that can be a part of your weekend.

Type of Activities

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

 

July 28 – July 30, 2017

EVENTS

 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Live Music: Damion Wolfe at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

July 29, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music: Harmonica Jazziz at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

July 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Sunset Saturday: Tumblehome

July 29, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Alexander Peters Music at Great Frogs

July 29, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Live Music: Chloe Antulov at Linganore Winecellars

July 18, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Live Music: Safe Harbor at Linganore Winecellars

July 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Live Music: John Mornini at Rocklands Farm

July 28, 6:00 pm

Poolesville, MD

 

Music in the Vineyard: Billy Breslin at Romano Winery

July 28, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brandywine, MD

 

Live Music Saturday at Running Hare Vineyard

July 29, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Live Music Sunday at Running Hare Vineyard

July 30, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Friday Night Café Music from Josh Eagles at Basignani Winery

July 28, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sparks Glencoe, MD

 

Friday Night Music: Short Hill Mountain Boys at Big Cork Vineyards

July 28, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Saturday Music: Ted Chapman at Big Cork Vineyards

July 29, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Big Event: The Sicilian Tenors and Fireworks at Big Cork Vineyards

July 29, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Sunday Music: Lynn Routzahn at Big Cork Vineyards

July 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Friday Night Music: Chris Schoberg at Black Ankle Vineyards

July 28, 6:00 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Wine & Music with Moonlight Drive at Bordeleau Vineyards

July 30, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Eden. MD

 

Live Music at Old Westminster Winery

July 28, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Westminster, MD

 

Live Music: Henry Mohlhenrich at Old Westminster Winery

July 29, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Westminster, MD

 

Music in the Vineyard with Gil Bruns at Fiore Winery

July 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pylseville, MD

 

Live Music by Mike Bowers at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

July 29, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

Live Music by Jason Masi at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

July 30, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

None

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

None

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

None

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

Patapsco Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

July 28, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Baltimore, MD

 

Chesapeake Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

July 29, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Stevensville, MD

 

Westminster Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

July 29 and 30, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Mt Airy, MD

 

OTHER

Live Music with Skribe at Millstone Cellars

July 28, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5

Monkton. MD

 

Live Music: Ban Caribe at Boordy Vineyards

July 29, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $20

Hydes, MD

 

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Wine’ing Maryland: Independence Weekend

Independence Weekend Wine Events

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 Independence Weekend Wine Tastings and many more events that can be a part of your weekend.

Type of Activities

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

 


June 30 – July 2, 2017

EVENTS

 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Live Music: Harmonica Jazziz

Saturday, July 1, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Sunset Saturday: Barefoot Johnny at Dejon Vineyard

Saturday, July 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Jacob Panic Music at Great Frogs Winery

Saturday, July 1, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Todd Walker at Linganore Wines

Friday, June 30, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Mitch Morrill at Linganore Wines

Sunday, June 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Year One: 365 Days in the New Tasting Room at Orchid Cellar

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Middletown, MD

 

Live Music at Rocklands Farm

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm

Poolesville, MD

 

Trivia at Springfield Manor Winery

Friday, June 30, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music at Springfield Manor Winery

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music by the Woo Yeas at Springfield Manor Winery

Sunday, July 2, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Friday Night Café Music from Alex Young at Basignani Winery

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sparks Glencoe, MD

 

Friday Night Music: The Dirty Middle at Big Cork Vineyards

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Saturday Music: Michelle McTierney at Big Cork Vineyards

Saturday, July 1, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Sunday Music: Caroline Ferrante at Big Cork Vineyards

Sunday, July 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Live Music at Black Ankle Vineyards: Mike Moniodis

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Wine & Music with Trinidad & Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra at Bordeleau Winery

Saturday, July 1, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Eden, MD

 

Live Music with Mark Scott at Old Westminster Winery

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Westminster, MD

 

Live Music with Oceanline Duo at Old Westminster Winery

Saturday, July 1, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Westminster, MD

 

Music in the Vineyard with Little Scarecrow at Fiore Winery

Sunday, July 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pylesville, MD

 

Live Music by Rob Thorworth at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

Live Music by Jason Frye at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Sunday, July 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

None

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

None

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

None

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

Patapsco Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

Friday, June 30, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Baltimore, MD

 

Chesapeake Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

Saturday, July 1, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Stevensville, MD

 

Heritage Region Wine Tour with Vino 301

Sunday, July 2, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87

Prince Frederick, MD

 

OTHER

Friday Night in the Vines at Great Frogs Winery

Friday, June 30, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $75 per person

Annapolis, MD

 

Live Music with Boaté & Ajluni at Millstone Cellars

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cost: $5 per person

Monkton, MD

 

Live Music Saturday at Running Hare Vineyard

Saturday, July 1, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $10 (includes a Running Hare Vineyard wine tasting & Calvert Brewing Company beer tasting plus live music)

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Live Music Sunday at Running Hare Vineyard

Sunday, July 2, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10 (includes a Running Hare Vineyard wine tasting & Calvert Brewing Company beer tasting plus live music)

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Summer Evening Concert: The Mahoney Brothers

Saturday, July 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $20

Hydes, MD

 

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Wine’ing Maryland : Yoga in the Vineyard

Yoga in the Vineyard and Other Wine Events

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  Wine Tastings Events  and Yoga in the Vineyard and many more events that can be a part of your weekend.

Type of Activities

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

 


June 2 – June 4, 2017

EVENTS

 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

Live Music at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

June 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Jordan Sokel Music at Great Frogs

June 3, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Millstone Cellars at Fells Point Farmer’s Market

June 3, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Baltimore, MD

 

Mill Open – Tasting Room at Millstone Cellars

June 3, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm & June 4, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monkton, MD

 

Millstone Cellars at Baltimore Farmer’s Market (JFX)

June 4, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Baltimore, MD

 

Live Music: Fridays on the Farm at Rocklands Farm

June 2, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poolesville, MD

 

Rocklands Farm at Downtown Silver Spring Market

June 3, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Silver Springs, MD

 

Romano Winery at Greenbelt Farmer’s Market

June 4, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Greenbelt, MD

 

Trivia at Springfield Manor

June 2, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music at Springfield Manor by Sonorous

June 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Live Music at Springfield Manor by Al Parson Band

June 4, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Friday Night Music: Veronneau at Big Cork Vineyards

June 2, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Saturday Night Music: Ed Barney at Big Cork Vineyards

June 3, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Sunday Music: Brothers Down at Big Cork Vineyards

June 4, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

Friday Night Music: Ken Gutberlet at Black Ankle Vineyards

June 2, 6:00 pm

Mt Airy, MD

 

Live & Local Friday Ft. Mark Brine at Woodhall Wine Cellars

June 2, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Parkton, MD

 

Fiore Winery at the Bel Air Farmer’s Market

June 3, 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Bel Air, MD

 

Music in the Vineyard with Joel McGuire at Fiore Winery

June 4, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pylseville, MD

 

Live Music by Rob Thorworth at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

June 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

Live Music by Andrew O’Day at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

June 4, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dickerson, MD

 

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

 A Toast to Pets with Disabilities at Running Hare Vineyard

June 2, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost: $65 per person, includes $10 credit towards wine purchase

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Shriners Hospital Pig Roast Fundraiser

June 3, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $15 – tickets must be purchased in advance

Thurmont, MD

 

 

FAMILY EVENTS

Birds of Prey in the Vineyard at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

June 4, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Thurmont, MD

 

Family Fun Day at Crow Farm

June 4, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kennedyville, MD

 

No Bull Run 5k at Triple Creek Winery

June 3, bib pick-up begins at 2:30pm, race starts at 4:00 pm

Cost: $45.00

Cordova, MD

 

The Mahoney Brothers at Boordy Vineyards

June 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $20.00

Hydes, MD

 

 

FESTIVALS

Great Grapes 2017

June 3 & 4, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: see ticket options

Hunt Valley, MD

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

None

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

Wine Tasting Tour to the Heritage Wine Region

June 4, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87.00

Bowie, MD  & Upper Marlboro, MD

 

OTHER

Sunset Saturday: Desperate Measures at DeJon Vineyard (Live Music)

June 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $10.00

Hydes, MD

 

Saturday Night Live Music Series Event at Harford Vineyard & Winery

June 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Harford, MD

 

Live Music with Ebb & Nova at Millstone Cellars

June 2, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Monkton, MD

 

Big Yoga: Vino and Vinyasa at Big Cork Vineyards

June 3, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $40.00 (yoga class, one glass of wine, and Big Cork Vineyards logo glass)

Rohrersville, MD

 

Live Music Saturday at Running Hare Vineyard

June 3, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 (includes Running Hare Vineyard wine tasting, Calvert Brewing Company beer tasting, and the live music)

Prince Frederick, MD

 

Live Music Sunday at Running Hare Vineyard

June 4, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 (includes Running Hare Vineyard wine tasting, Calvert Brewing Company beer tasting, and the live music)

Prince Frederick, MD


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Wine Month Challenge & Winemakers Series: March is Maryland Wine Month

March is Maryland Wine Month

March is Maryland’s official wine month.  March is an ideal time to visit Maryland’s vineyards and wineries.  March is a slower time in the tasting rooms, not as crowded as the summer and fall months. Your visit is relaxed, and often there is live music.   Take advantage of this opportunity.  Now before you think it is too far to visit, there is almost a winery in every county.  You may be surprise what is your backyard. There is a month full of events.  Here is the calendar of events.

There are a couple of activities I want to highlight for you – Wine Month Challenge and Winemakers Series.

 

Wine Month Challenge

Wine Tourism DayThe state celebrated Maryland wine with Maryland Passport Experience in previous years.  This fun activity allowed you to traverse the state sampling wine at all participating vineyards and wineries at a single price. The Passport Experience has been redesigned and now is Wine Month Challenge.  You download a Challenge card and bring this card with you when you visit Maryland’s wineries and vineyards. Present the Challenge card and your card will be marked.  Over 60 vineyards and wineries are listed. Submit your marked card to the Maryland Wine Association by April 10, 2017. You will receive rewards for visits. Rewards begin when you visit as few as five vineyards and you can receive 10 percent off specific wine festival events.  Other rewards include invitations to exclusive Maryland Wine Association events.  The Grand Prize is a Wine Lovers Weekend.  Here is the list of rewards.

March is Maryland Wine Month

Winemakers Speaker Series

If you ever want to know what was the winemaker thinking, here is your time to ask.  You can meet winemakers from around the state outside of the tasting room.  Winemakers speaker series will be held throughout the state starting today at Crow Vineyard.  An interactive seminar will occur every weekend in March.  The seminars will be led by multiple winemakers.  The final seminar discusses cider making. Below is the schedule of events. You can reserve your tickets here.

 

EASTERN SHORE: Vines & Variety @ Crow Vineyard        March 5, 2017

What’s growing in Maryland?! Explore Vidal Blanc grown from around the state & learn about the exciting red varietals growing from Western MD to the Eastern Shore.

FEATURED WINEMAKERS:

  • Catrina North, Crow Vineyard
  • Gary Cohen, Mazzaroth Vineyard
  • Roy Albin, Royal Rabbit Vineyards
  • William Layton, Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard

Crow Vineyard (12441 Vansant Corner Rd, Kennedyville, MD 21645) 1:00 pm -3:30pm

 

CARROLL CO: Everything Bubbly @ Old Westminster Winery     March 12, 2017

An in-depth look into sparkling wines and the different methods, grapes and philosophies used to create them. Sample vaious wines of both méthode champenoise & pétillant-natural styles.

FEATURED WINEMAKERS:

  • Lisa Hinton, Old Westminster Winery
  • Fred Wilson, Elk Run Vineyard
  • Matt Cimino, Great Shoals Winery

Old Westminster Winery (1550 Old Westminster Rd, Westminster, MD 21157)  5:00 pm -7:30pm

 

FREDERICK CO: The Craft of Barrel Aging @ Linganore Winecellars          March 12, 2017

Learn the ins and outs of Barrel Aging. Explore how wines change as they spend time in the barrel, about different types of oak & more! Also, get a sneak peek at what these winemakers are currently working on.

 FEATURED WINEMAKERS:

  • Anthony Aellen, Linganore Winecellars
  • Mike Lentini, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard
  • Jacques van der Vyver, Chateau Bu-De Vineyard & Winery

Linganore Winecellars (13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771) 1:00 pm -3:30pm

 

MONTGOMERY CO: The Mystery of the Mix @ Rocklands Farm                 March 19, 2017

Learn how to blend wine from the pros!  They’ll walk you through their particular blending methods & strategies for white and red blends. Also, learn how port-style wines are made!

FEATURED WINEMAKERS:

  • TJ Flemming, Rocklands Farm
  • Lauren Zimmerman, Port of Leonardtown Winery
  • Dave Collins, Big Cork Vineyards

Rocklands Farm (14525 Montevideo Rd., Poolesville, MD 20837) 1:00 pm -3:30 pm

 

 BALTIMORE CO: Anything But Grapes @ Millstone Cellars           March 26, 2017

You know cider is made of apples and mead of honey, but what ELSE are our local makers using to make their product unique?  Explore chili peppers, spices, berries, rhubarb & more! 

FEATURED WINEMAKERS:

  • Curt Sherrer, Millstone Cellars
  • Andrzej Wilk, Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery
  • Linda Blades, Faulkner Branch Cidery
  • James Boicourt, Charm City Meadworks

Millstone Cellars (2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111)  1:00 pm -3:30pm

 

Live Music Events and Pet Friendly Wine Tastings

Live Music Events and Pet Friendly Wine Tastings

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 Live Music Events and Pet Friendly Wine Tastings and many more events that can be a part of your weekend.

Type of Activities

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

 


March 2 – March 5, 2017

EVENTS

 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

 

Live Music at Olney Winery

March 3, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

Karaoke Happy Hour at Layton Chance

March 3, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Vienna, MD

 

Cupcake Sampling at Romano Winery

March 4, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Brandywine, MD

 

Wine and Unwind at Layton Chance

March 3, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Vienna, MD

 

Live Music at Black Ankle Vineyard

March 3, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pam

Mt. Airy, MD

 

Live Music at Harford Vineyard

March 4, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jarrettsville, MD

 

Live Music at Big Cork Vineyard

March 4, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohrersville, MD

 

 

Trucks ‘N’ Tunes at Boordy Vineyard

March 4 -5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Live Music at Dejon Vineyard

March 4 -5, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

Wine & Wags: An Educational German Wine Festival at Petit Cellars

March 4,  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $25.00

Ellicott City, MD

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

None

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Sips & Succulents! at  Springfield Manor

March 4, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cost: $45.00

Thurmont, MD

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

 

First Friday Soup Night at Serpent Ridge

March 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost:  $5

Westminster, MD

 

Binology 101: Basics of Wine Tasting at Bin 201 Wine Sellers

March 4, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Cost: $29

Annapolis, MD

 

Wine & Cookies Pairing at Linganore Wine Cellars

March 4 – 5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $15

Mt. Airy, MD

 

Winemaker Series at Crow Vineyard

March 5, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $45

Kennedyville, MD

 

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Blue Ribbon Wine Tasting… Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyards

Blue Ribbon Wine Tasting… Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyards

Before Christmas, I had an early Christmas present.  I visited and enjoyed a wine tasting at Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyards. The wine tasting was a blue ribbon experience.  Hidden Hills is one of Maryland’s newest vineyards.   Located in Mount Airy, Maryland, Hidden Hills is a gorgeous 103 acres property nestled in the very rich grape growing region.  This region is home to popular vineyards like Linganore Winecellars and Black Ankle Vineyard.  Another interesting wine nerd fact about this region, it is the Linganore AVA.  “An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the United States Department of the Treasury”, according to TTB. There are only three AVAs in Maryland (Catoctin AVA, Cumberland AVA and Linganore AVA) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyards started as a horse training and riding facility. The rolling hills and open landscape epitomizes Maryland’s horse country. The property is breath-taking.  The property was stunning in early winter. I can only imagine how beautiful Hidden Hills will be during Spring and Summer when the vineyard is lush and in full bloom. Robin and Art Sagoskin, Hidden Hills proprietors, are just as passionate about equine and as they are about wine.  They encourage their visitors to experience the horses, the vineyard and the wine during their visit. When possible Robin or Art will take you to the barn to view the horses.  This is truly a Maryland experience…horses and wine.  It was an unexpected highlight of the visit.

Robin and Art always had a love for wine.  Traveling to different wine regions, they were passionate about bringing their travel experiences and their knowledge they gained to Maryland.  Their Maryland wine journey begun in 2013 with planting Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, and Cabernet Franc.  The vines are still very young and probably will not produce Hidden Hills first harvest until this year.   In the meantime, they buy fruit from local grape-growers.  There is an old saying, good wine starts with good grapes.  This is a Hidden Hills wine truism.  The locally sourced grapes are the start to very good wines.

 

 

 

Hidden Hills has four wines on their tasting menu ( Vidal Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc). All the wines are dry and are aged in stainless steel except for the Cabernet Franc.

 

 

The tasting begun with a 2014 Vidal Blanc.  The Vidal Blanc was very aromatic with honeysuckles, fresh blossoms on the nose and pear on the palate. It is a very well balance with moderate sweetness on the finish.  The 2015 Pinot Grigio stood out among the white wines.  It is a pale orange when the wine is first poured and slowly transforms to a pale yellow.  As to say look at me, look at me; I’ve finally arrived. There is some contact with the skins during the processing, but not enough to be notable or influence the flavor.  The Pinot Grigio possesses aromas of fall spices. Grapefruit and melon are on the palate with medium acid and finish.  The 2015 Cabernet Franc is the only red wine.  It is in a category by itself.  It is jammy, and fruit forward and I love that in my Cabernet Franc.  Not everyone appreciates these characteristics, and too bad for them.  You will also experience hints of black pepper and clove.

 

Hidden Hills opened its tasting room in October 2016.  You must make an appointment to enjoy a wine tasting.  They cannot accommodate walk-ins.  You will experience a very personal and educational tasting.  You will not be disappointed. The wines are in limited production, similar to many Maryland boutique vineyards.  If you are interested in purchasing wine, you should contact the vineyard directly.

Welcome Hidden Hills to Maryland wine.  Hidden Hills is will not remain hidden for long.  They offer a unique tasting experience that is inviting, intimate, and extremely pleasing to the palate.

 

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Wine’ing Maryland: Soup and Wine Tasting

Wine Trails & Tasting Events

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 Soup and Wine Tasting  and many more events that can be a part of your weekend.

Type of Activities

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

 

January 5 – January 8, 2017 EVENTS

 

 

FREE ACTIVITIES

 

First Friday at the Port of Leonardtown Winery

January 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Leonardtown, MD

 

Live Music at The Olney Winery

January 6, 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Olney, MD

 

Live Music at Dejon Vineyard

January 7 -8, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Hydes, MD

 

Live Music at Great Frogs

January 7, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

Annapolis, MD

 

Live Music at Running Hare Vineyard

January 7-8, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Prince Frederick, MD

 

 

CHARITABLE EVENTS

None

 

FAMILY EVENTS

None

 

FESTIVALS

none

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

None

 

FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENTS

 

Souper Saturdays! At Basignani Vineyard

January 6, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $13.00

Sparks, MD

 

Heritage Region Wine Tour

January 7- 8, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $87.00

 

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New Year’s Resolution: Try Wines New To You

New Year’s Resolution: Try Wines New To You

Happy New Year!  The euphoria of your New Year’s Eve celebration is fading.  By now, 2017 resolutions are starting to become your reality.  Why did you decide to start your diet today? There are still Christmas cookies in the kitchen. Ugh!!! Resolutions can be difficult to maintain.  Do you know that only 64% of resolutions are maintain beyond the first month? Only 46% of people maintain their New Year’s resolution beyond six months.  So why do we go through this exercise every year?

People like making a fresh start and improving upon themselves.  They like putting the past behind them and starting anew.  Of course, this opinion is purely speculation and based on my number of years watching Oprah.  However, there may be some truth to this statement. According to Statistic Brain, majority of resolutions focus on self-improvement or education related actions.

The team at Vino 301 is no different than the rest of America.  We want to start anew.  We are in a wine rut.  Tired of the some wine time after, time again. We resolve to broaden our wine knowledge and experiences. We are challenging ourselves to add new wines to our repertoire.   The staff is going to try at least 3 wines or grape varietals we have never experienced before.  We will share the tasting experiences with you on Vino 301 blog and on Twitter (@vino301wine) using the #winesnewtoyou.

Join us in this challenge!  Make 2017 the year you Try Wines New To You.  Below is an infographic of grape varietals categorize by white or red wine.  The wines are also identified by light, medium or full body.  You can select from the wines listed below or chart your own adventure. Share with us Try Wines New To You experiences and pictures by tweeting us or posting them to this blog.  Make sure you use #winesnewtoyou hashtag.

 

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This is a resolution that we can maintain beyond six months. Good luck with your New Year’s resolutions!  We wish you all the success and prosperity in 2017.  Remember, let us know how you are doing with your challenge. Happy New Year to you again.

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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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