Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Maryland Festival Season Begins!

You may find below numerous Maryland Wine Festivals for May 2006. The festival season is upon us, and many states will be offering numerous events for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and a host of other excuses to go to your favorite winery and try the new wines available to you. Go forth, and enjoy!

May 2006
Fridays in May
Elk Run Vineyards
Wind Down Friday and Open Mike Night
Watch the sun set over the vineyard. Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine or tasting; take a bottle of wine home for the weekend along with local bread and cheese, musicians are welcome.

May 5
Fiore Winery
El Cinco de Mayo Mexican Celebration
1-4pm • RSVP • $
Hola amigos! Bring the family to the winery for a picnic with paella y sangria. Enjoy wine, music, and dancing.

May 6-7
Basignani Winery
Swing Into Spring
12-5pm • $
Help us welcome Spring as we release our new sweet wines. Bring a picnic and relax with your favorite wine. Desserts and wine glass included.

May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21
Berrywine Plantations / Linganore Winecellars
Dazzle Your Mom Month
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm • Free
Treat your Mom to three weekends of special wine tasting. Bring a picnic lunch and sample our May wine and strawberries. Tours at 12, 2 and 4pm.

May 6-7
Woodhall Wine Cellars
Paté vs. Mousse
Sat 12-4pm, Sun 12-3pm • RSVP • $
Do you know the difference? Learn about them as you sample locally available pates and mousse.

May 7
Woodhall Wine Cellars
ArtWorks at Woodhall Reception
3-6pm • Free
Each month, a different regional artist is featured at Woodhall. Join us for the opening reception.

May 13 & 14 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
Boordy Vineyards
Mother’s Day Picnic
1-5pm • $ Adults, children Free
Music by Ellis Woodward; Winetastings, Tours of the vineyard. Bring a picnic and enjoy this family weekend. Moms get a rose.

May 13-14
Elk Run Vineyards
Mothers Day High Tea and Wine Tasting
12-4pm • (two seatings) • $ • Ticketed event
Seated under tent, spend an afternoon looking over the vineyard in early bloom. Crumpets, scones, devanger cream and fine teas are presented with three Elk Run wines.

May 13
Fiore Winery
Mother’s Day Celebration and Pig Roast
1-4pm • RSVP • $
Come unwind at the winery with mom and enjoy a pig roast and dance to the music of the Mario Manoldi Italian band.

FESTIVAL: Wine In The Woods
May 21-22, Symphony Woods, Columbia

May 26
Basignani Winery
TGIF Movie Night
8-11pm • RSVP • $
Join us for a Friday night movie under the stars on a Big Screen. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sip your favorite wine. Movie TBA.

May 27-28
Berrywine Plantations/ Linganore Winecellars
Caribbean Wine Festival
Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-6pm • $
Features two live bands, over 25 arts and crafts vendors, food, wine tasting and guided winery tours. No pets please. Rain or shine.

May 27 & 28
Boordy Vineyards
8th Annual Wine & Herb Fest
1-5pm • $
Live music, wine tastings, vineyard wagon rides, living history encampment, spring herbs, grilled foods, handcrafted cheeses, winery tours, crafters, perennials, and more.