March is Maryland Wine Month


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Maryland Wine logo

March 1st is the start of Maryland’s Wine Month. The first Maryland Wine Month was in 2011. Over the years the wine industry in Maryland has grown prolifically. 

Just look at some the most recent facts about the Maryland’s wine growth, according to the Maryland Wineries Association:

  • 100+ wineries are now in Maryland
  • 1,000 acres of grapes
  • Wines include traditional wines, fruit wines and meads
  • In 2019 Maryland Wineries produced 201,000 cases of wine

Maryland Wineries also helps the economy and has added employment opportunities. According to the Maryland Winery Association, the wine industry has added 2,000 jobs.

Several Maryland Wineries have already planned for specials during March. For example Layton’s Chance Winery will offer (all month) a special tasting flight of Vidal wines. These flights are a reasonable $6 and includes the souvenir glass. At Blue Mountain Wine Crafters a special pairing (all month) will …

Wineries Offer Valentine’s Day Specials


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Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Beginning Thursday, February 13, an array of wineries are celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020! Plan on visiting a winery as a part of your Valentine’s Day treat for someone special. Check the list below for a list of upcoming Valentine’s Day events and be sure to call for details. If you have a winery in your very own neighborhood, contact your favorite winery and ask if they have any Valentine’s Day specials.

Enjoy the day with someone special!

Cheers! Kathy

Thursday, February 13

Orfila Vineyards and Winery, California
Event: Valentine’s Day Special
Website Info

Friday, February 14

Duplin Winery, North Carolina
Event: Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Bistro
Website Info

Effingham Manor and Winery, Virginia
Event: Valentine’s Day
Website Info

Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards, Maryland
Event: Wine & Dine Your Valentine!
Website Info

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, Virginia
Event: Valentine’s Day Dinner
Website Info

Robin Hill …

APVSA: You Will Be My Wine


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APVSA (Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America) just began its annual January wine tasting tour to various cities in North America. This year the wine tasting roadshow is named You Will Be My Wine Tasting Roadshow. The event began today in New York City and will continue in several cities through January 30, 2020.

Image from APVSA event, January 2019

The You Will Be My Wine Roadshow: is open to wine professionals including: wine trade professionals, press and wine hospitality.

2020 Schedule:

January 14: New York
January 15: Washington D.C.
January 16: Atlanta
January 17: Miami
January 20: Houston
January 21: Mexico City
January 22: Los Angeles
January 23: San Francisco
January 24: Seattle
January 27: Vancouver
January 29: Toronto
January 30: Montreal

With the help of APVSA, various European wineries participate in showcasing their wines. While the emphasis is on French wineries …

ZinEx, A Celebration of Zinfandel


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2020 ZinEX, an annual wine experience, promoted by ZAP (Zinfandel Adovcates & Producers) takes place in San Francisco from January 30 to February 1.

Thursday, January 30: Trade and Media Tasting
January 30-31: Opening Night Dining (a VIP event)
Friday, January 31: Flights!
January 31 – February 1: Winemakers Auction & Dinner 
Saturday, February 1: Grand Tasting

Special VIP package.

The VIP Package for 2 includes:

  • Lodging for 2 nights at the Palace Hotel
  • 2 tickets to 4 events ( Reservations at Opening Night Dining, reserved seating at flights, preferred seating at Winemakers Auction and Dinner and all day access to Grand Tasting.
  • A walk-around with a winemaker at the Grand Tasting (limited to the first 10 booked)
  • Shuttle service to Saturday and Thursday events
  • Heritage Club-Vintage Membership

Tickets are available on eventbrite.

About Zinfandel  (information from A Wine Lexicon)

Zinfandel: a vitis vinifera grape variety that has …

Maryland Wine Festival 2019 this Weekend!


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One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22019.This festival is intended for the whole family. A varsity of tickets and prices are available; those under under 13 are admitted free with a paying adult. Designated driver tickets are also available. Ticket details are available online.

Prolific vineyards in Maryland

One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22, 2019. 

This popular wine and food festival includes Maryland wines, food, music, arts and crafts. In addition the festival includes a Local Cheese Pavilion. The event is held at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland.

Many Maryland wines will be available for tasting; more than 20 wineries will attend. Additional wines will be offered for those with Explorer Pass tickets. The Explorer Pass …

Events at Selected Wineries from July 11 – 17, 2019


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Orfila Vineyards and Winery in California

Check out these events at selected wineries in various states. The events are scheduled to take place between today, July 11 and Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Visiting wineries or attending an event at a winery can be a very enjoyable experience. Whether your interest involves music, trivia, succulent plants, or comedy, you are likely to discover an event you will like.

Cheers!
Kathy

Thursday, July 11

Orfila Vineyards and Winery, California
Event: Trivia Night
Website Info

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery in Virginia

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, Virginia
Event: Ladies Night
Website Info

The Winery at Perennial Vineyards, Ohio
Event: Live Music
Website Info

Friday, July 12

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Maryland
Event: Friday Night, Wine Night
Website Info

Orfila Vineyards and Winery, California
Event: Tunes on the Terrace
Website Info

Painted Stave Distilling, Delaware
Event: S’mores Night
Website Info

Potomac Point Vineyard & …

Save the Dates: August 2 -3 and July 31 for Ohio Wines


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Vineyards in Ohio

The Vintage Ohio Wine Festival takes place August 2 & 3, 2019 at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio. In 2019, the Ohio Wine Producers Association is celebrating the 25th year of the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

The festival includes wines from around the state, restaurant vendors, food trucks, crafts, artisans, wines from around the state, performing arts, live music and entertainment for children.

Several types of tickets are available:

Adult Sampler in Advance: $32
AdultSampler at the Gate: $37
Two-day Sampler: $47
Designated Driver: $14
Child (under 18) $3
Child under 3) Free

Tickets for the festival are available online.    

25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner – July 31, 2019   

On July 31, two days prior to the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival, a special 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner takes place on Festival Field.  The dinner will recognized some of the best wines …

Take Mom to a Winery for Mother’s Day


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Visit a winery for Mother’s Day!

Visiting a winery can be a delightful experience. With so many types of wineries in many regions, there is likely a winery that will provide the experience or event that you and your Mother will appreciate. Check the wineries in your local area to find out what is happening this weekend! Below is list to help you get started.

Of course, if you would rather spend some time in the kitchen to create a dish your Mother would appreciate, check out these Mother’s Day recipe suggestions.

Cheers!
Kathy

Saturday, May 11

Cambria Estate Winery, California
Event: Sundowner Series
Website Info

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Maryland
Event: Live Music
Website Info

Orfila Vineyard and Winery, California
Event: Tunes on the Terrace
Website Info

Painted Stave Distillery, Delaware
Event: The Inaugural Garden Party
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Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards, Oregon
Event: Gourmet Burgers & Brew
Website Info

Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day After February 14


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Chateau Lafayette Renee (Seneca Lake)

Do you feel the need to rush out and buy flowers or chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Then rethink your plans. 

A wine idea is to purchase a ticket for your special person. Perhaps consider a wine tasting over the weekend, when you are likely to have more time to enjoy a leisurely glass of wine. 

Another idea is to purchase a ticket for a wine trail event coming up relatively quickly. For instance, check out the Wine & Chocolate Trail taking place in Ohio soon.

For the first two weekends of March, March 1-2, and March 8-9. From 12Noon until 6pm, 15 Ohio wineries will participate in the Chocolate and Wine Trail event. participating wineries include:

 

Andreas Dekar, Cleveland
Chateau Tebeau, Helena                                         …

Like Chocolate? Try a Wine and Chocolate Pairing!


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Virant Family Winery

The Wine and Chocolate Trail in Ohio takes place Saturdays and Fridays, February 8 & 9  and February 15 & 16. Eighteen wineries participating in the the Wine and Chocolate Trail will offer complimentary appetizers and wine samples. At a designated winery participants will receive a wine glass and a box of Malley’s chocolates.

 

The wineries on the Vines & Wines WineTrail joining in this event include:

Benny Vino Urban Winery
Buccia Vineyards
Debonné Vineyards
Deer’s Leap Winery
Emerine Estates
Ferrante Winery & Ristorante
Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant
Hundley Cellars

Maple Ridge Vineyard
Old Firehouse Winery
Park Avenue Winery
South River Vineyard
Red Barn Cellars
Red Eagle Distillery
Silver Crest Cellar
The Winery at Spring Hill
Urban Vintner
Virants Family Winery

We have visited several of these Ohio wineries. Check out our online Ohio winery articles and photos.

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868 Estate Vineyards Events for MLK Day and Super Bowl Weekend!


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868 Estate Vineyards includes Grandale Restaurant

During the cold winter months, sometimes it’s nice to kick back and relax by enjoying a glass of wine at a winery. Now if you are looking for a winter wine event at a winery, one of the wineries to visit in Virginia is 868 Estate Vineyards in Purcellville. Onsite is also the Grandale Restaurant open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Two special events will be celebrated at 868 Estate Vineyards: MLK Day and the Super Bowl.

Outdoor area adjacent to 868 Estate Vineyards tasting room

Those visiting the winery on January  21 , can remember Martin Luther King Day while participating in a Truffle Tasting and also enter a contest to wine a year’s wine tasting. In addition to the wines available, hot grilled paninis will be available. Look for mulled wine. Chocoholics will want to join a chocolate tasting, too!

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Special Winter Wine Event in Pennsylvania!


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Calvaresi Winery

Eleven wineries on the Berks County Wine Trail are participating in the Winter Warmer Wine Tasting Weekend event. On Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, these seven wineries offers an event that shows off special wines paired with homemade food and/or warm wines. Visitors will be offered these wine and food pairings for free, although anyone wishing to participate in a full wine tasting may be asked to pay a tasting fee. This Winter Warmer Wine event does not require reservations.

Ridgewood Winery

Wine Trail Traveler has visited some of these Pennsylvania wineries and articles and photos are online for your convenience. Below is the current list of offers by the wineries.

Calveresi Winery: Cheese fondue with Apple Wine

Deerfoot Winery: Ham and bean soup with Explorer Chardonnay

Kog Hill Winery: Southwestern Style turkey chili with Cranbernet a red wine blend including cranberry

Long Trout Winery

35th Annual Maryland Wine Festival Postponed!


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Photo from an earlier Annual Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum

One of Maryland’s very well-known wine festivals is the Annual Maryland Wine Festival. Due to the strong possibility of a very rainy and maybe more difficult weather for this weekend according to the festival website, the 35th Annual Maryland Wine Festival has been postponed until October 13. 

For those who have already purchased tickets for this weekend’s festival be sure to save them for using on Saturday, October 13, which will only take place on Saturday.

The location of the Annual Maryland Wine Festival is the Carroll County Farm Museum which offers a historic farmhouse and numerous farm buildings plus animals. It is a superb museum to visit and is ideal for children, adults and families. 

Here are some of things you will miss if you decided not to visit the 35th Annual Maryland …

35th Annual Maryland Wine Festival Postponed!


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Photo from an earlier Annual Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum

One of Maryland’s very well-known wine festivals is the Annual Maryland Wine Festival. Due to the strong possibility of a very rainy and maybe more difficult weather for this weekend according to the festival website, the 35th Annual Maryland Wine Festival has been postponed until October 13. 

For those who have already purchased tickets for this weekend’s festival be sure to save them for using on Saturday, October 13, which will only take place on Saturday.

The location of the Annual Maryland Wine Festival is the Carroll County Farm Museum which offers a historic farmhouse and numerous farm buildings plus animals. It is a superb museum to visit and is ideal for children, adults and families. 

Here are some of things you will miss if you decided not to visit the 35th Annual Maryland …

A Few Labor Day Weekend Wine Events


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Estate wine at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, you may want to visit a winery with family or friends. Check out these upcoming events at wineries.

Saturday, September 1

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, MD
Event: Wine, Crepes & Live Music
Website Information

Duplin Winery, NC
Event: Rose Hill Live Music
Website Information

The Winery at Perennial Vineyards, OH
Event: Live Music
Website Information

Sunday, September 2

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, MD
Event: Wine & Live Music
Website Information

Sunday Brunch at Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, VA
Event: Sunday Brunch
Website Information

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards, OR
Event: September Wine Club Release
Website Information

Monday, Sept 3, LABOR DAY

Pearmund Cellars, VA
Event: Celebrate Labor Day at Pearmund Cellars
Website Information

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, VA
Event: Bistro Open
Website Information

Please drink responsibly.
Cheers!
Kathy

Last Minute Ideas for the 4th of July!


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Effingham Manor in Virginia

Hope everyone is enjoying a fun and safe 4th of July!

If you do not have plans to celebrate yet, why not stop by your favorite neighborhood winery tasting room? You may want to call ahead of time to be sure the winery is open today.

I received an email this week about three delightful wineries in Virginia. Pearmund Cellars, Vint Hill Craft Winery and Effingham Manor are all open today. Keep in mind that Effingham Manor, where there is an emphasis on antiques/history, is open for adults only.

Vint Hill Craft Winery

Vint Hill Craft Winery’s courtyard will be open. Visit and enjoy the music. The winery will also have Wine Cocktails available. Corn hole will be available. Enjoy the day with the family as children are welcome. 

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Visit A Winery with a Father’s Day Event this Weekend!


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Orfila Vineyards & Winery in California offers spectacular views!

Warm weather encourages wineries to offer more fun events. With Father’s Day this Sunday, many wineries are offering special ways for Fathers to celebrate. Several special events for this weekend are listed below.

If you can’t visit one of these wineries, call your neighborhood winery and discover what specials they are offering for Father’s Day!

Saturday, June 16

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Maryland
Event: Live Music by California Bob
Website Info

Duplin Winery, North Carolina
Event: Live Music: Mykel Barbee
Website Info

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, VA
Event: Sipping Under the Stars-Wonder Woman
Website Info

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards, Oregon
Event: Port & Cigar Appreciation
Website Info

The Winery at Perennial Vineyards, Ohio
Event: Live Music
Website Info

Sunday, June 17

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Maryland
Event: Father’s Day Celebration
Website Info

Effingham Manor, Virginia
Event: Father’s Day – King for Day

Upcoming June Events at Wineries


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Potomac Point Winery in VA

The Wine Trail Traveler blog posts have not been frequent recently due to a broken arm during the second week of May – totally not wine related. Now that things are getting much better, blog posts will be written much more frequently. Cheers! Kathy

For today’s post check out numerous wine events coming up soon in early June!

Thursday, June 7

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, Virginia
Event: Ladies Night & Wine Bingo
Website Info

Texas Legato, Texas
Event: Teacher Thursdays
Website Info

Friday, June 8

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Maryland
Event: Rose Friday! Wear Pink
Website Info

Orfila Vineyards and Winery, California
Event: Tunes on the Terrace
Website Info

Painted Stave Distilling, Delaware
Event: 90’s Dance Party
Website Info

Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, Virginia
Event: Friday Night Music
Website Info

Texas Legato, TX
Event: Wine Down Happy Hours!
Website Info

The Winery at Perennial …

Sips, Chips & Dips on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail


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Willow Vineyards wine among the vines

If you enjoy snacks and wines, you will want to attend the Sips, Chips & Dips hosted by the wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

Tickets are $10 each and include a souvenir wine glass and a snack & wine pairing at each winery. Tickets for Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail events are available online.

Below is a list of the snack and wine pairing offered at each winery for the day.

45 North Vineyard & Winery: tortilla chips with cilantro jalepeño dip paired with a wine (TBD)

Amoritas Vineyards: tomato salsa with tortilla chips paired with Pinot Gris.

Aurora Cellars: cherry bbq chips with Sun-Drenched Smoked Tomato Cheese Dip paired with Radiance (a  fruity dry red).

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery: coming soon!

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay: wavy potato chips and loaded baked potato …

Holiday Wine Events on Ohio Wine Trails


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Chateau Tebeau Winery will participate in the Deck the Wreath event.

Save these dates for celebrating the upcoming holidays by attending events offered by several Ohio Wine Trails.

Dates 

November 24 -25, 2017
December 1 – 2, 2017
December 8 – 9, 2017

Tickets are limited so decide which event you want to participate in and get your tickets soon! While enjoying the holiday events, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the wines produced in Ohio.

One of the frequently mentioned annual events is the Tannenbaum Trail on the Vines & Wines Trail located in Northeast, Ohio. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy wine samples and appetizers. Also an 18-inch Christmas tree will be provided at the first winery. Then collect a holiday tree ornament at each of the participating wineries.

Grand River Cellars is participating in the Tannenbaum holiday event.

The Tannenbaum Trail

Wineries participating in …