Summer is almost over. Here is a glimpse of how much fun we had this summer. Check out our wine tours video. Summer Wine Tours
Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery wins best in show for their Cabernet Sauvignon Amarone 2008. The Maryland Governor’s Cup is held each year judging which is the best wines in Maryland. “For the past few years, the Governor himself has presented the award at the Maryland Wine Festival in September”, according to the Maryland Wine Association. Several of the vineyards Vino 301 visits won gold, silver and bronze medals. Vineyards such as, Old Westminster Winery, Black Ankle Vineyard, Perigeaux Vineyard, and Harford Vineyard are among the winners. Check out who are the big winners http://www.marylandwine.com/awards/2014-MD-Governor’s-Cup-Competition
DMVino hosted a wine tasting event at Adega Winecellars in Silver Spring on Sunday, August 17. Sarita Cheaves, wine blogger for Vine Me Up, captured the event in her latest blog. Click here to read about the event and check out the pictures http:// www.vinemeup.com/2014/08/sunday-sips-adega.html
Maryland wine industry is growing, growing, and growing some more. Five more wineries opened over the spring and summer this year. Turkey Point Vineyard (North East, MD) and Clovelly Vineyard (Chestertown, MD) join the Eastern Shore vineyards. Harmony Vineyards and Winery (Parkton, MD) has been in the industry for quite some time growing grapes. Now they are making wine too. Montgomery County has a new addition, Rockland Farm Winery and Market (Poolesville, MD). Rockland Farm may sound familiar to some because of the produce and other products they offer. Now they also make wine. Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery (Thurmont, MD) is an exciting new addition in Frederick, MD.
Penn Live’s Paul Vigna writes about Maryland’s great new additions check out his blog: http://blog.pennlive.com/wine/2014/08/maryland_wineries_description_of_most_recent_five_to_open.html
August 2 Bachorelette Wine Tour had the pleasure of Carol Wilson, owner of Elk Run Vineyard, leading a wine tasting. Carol shares an experience about one of Elk Run’s wines being featured on the popular House of Cards television series. She also discusses what wine will pair well with summer bbq. Check out the video
Summer maybe almost over but it is not too late to try new wines. End the summer by trying a different varietal wine. Challenge yourself to try something new! Are you up for the challenge? Great Wines to Enjoy article offers wine suggestions. http://ezinearticles.com/?Great-Wines-to-Enjoy-During-the-Summer&id=8559269
This summer several women celebrated their girlfriends’ upcoming nuptials with a Maryland Wine Tour. Vino 301 was honored to help celebrate the upcoming wedding. We captured some of the highlights from 2014 summer wine tours