Thursday, June 6, 2013

June Happenings in Maryland Wine Country

There's a lot going on north of the Potomac, so I decided to share a few special events happening in Maryland Wine Country. First, this weekend finds Old Westminster Winery hosting their official Grand Opening on Saturday, June 8th from 12 to 5 pm. If you recall, we featured winemaker Lisa Baker in a VirginiaWineTV video last year and the Baker family received wide acclaim for their offerings at this year's conference. So pair some excellent wine - their Cabernet Franc is my favorite - with locally sourced baked bread and farm raised cheese as well as live acoustic music.

Not far away, but two weeks later, Linganore Winecellars is hosting their Vine Rewind Wine, Music & Art Festival during the weekend of June 22 & 23. This festival pays tribute to the music of the 70s, 80s, & 90s and features many regional performers such as The Reagan Years, All Natural, the Leslie Avenue Band, and Spiral. Attendees will be able to sample 19 Linganore wines and take tours of their eco-friendly wine-making facility. Try the Traminette, I hear its quite good and don't miss TRYs.

Finally, the Maryland Wineries Association (MWA) is preparing for Maryland Wine Week, a period (June 14-24) designated to encourage Maryland wine consumers to ask for Maryland wine at their favorite wine shop or restaurant. The MVA is also assisting local restaurants and wine shops host a range of events themed around Maryland wine; including wine maker dinners, tastings, wine flights, and more. Check back to the events website for more updated event information. Cheers to Maryland wine.

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