Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2007 Maryland Wine Festivals


One of the best kept secrets of these major wine festivals is how much time and energy they save you. Just think of having to drive from Deep Creek Lake in far-western Maryland to the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland to visit every winery. The festivals bring Maryland’s finest wines to your backyard, saving you a couple tanks of rather expensive gas. And since many of the wineries offer special festival pricing, you can use that saved cash to take home a few bottles of your new favorite wines.

MAY – Wine in the Woods
Wine in the WoodsMay 19 & 20, 200712 - 6pmSymphony WoodsColumbia, Howard County
Enjoy samples from all of Maryland's wineries, gourmet foods from more than 15 local restaurants, live music, wine seminars, and arts and craft vendors. Admission includes souvenir wine glass and wine samples.Tickets are available online at http://www.wineinthewoods.com/ or by calling 410-313-7275.

JUNE – Great Grapes! Wine, Arts and Food Festival
Great Grapes! Wine, Arts and Food FestivalJune 9 & 10, 200712 - 6 pmOregon Ridge ParkCockeysville, Maryland
Celebrate Maryland wine with tastings from the wineries, culinary favorites from local restaurants and caterers, handmade crafts, and live jazz, blues and oldies music on two stages. Admission includes souvenir wine glass and ten tastings.
Tickets are available online at http://www.uncorkthefun.com/ or by calling 800-830-3976.

SEPTEMBER – The Maryland Wine Festival
The Maryland Wine FestivalSeptember 15 & 16, 2007Sat 10-6pm, Sun 12-6pmCarroll County Farm MuseumWestminster, Carroll County
See all the details of the State's oldest and largest wine festival at marylandwinefestival.org. PLUS! – get in gear for the Maryland Wine Festival Asthma Bike Tour and 5K Run! Details at http://www.marylandlung.org/.

OCTOBER – Riverside Wine Fest at Sotterley
Riverside Wine Fest at SotterleyOctober 6 & 7, 200712-6pmSotterley PlantationHollywood, St. Mary's Countyhttp://www.sotterley.org/

OCTOBER – Autumn Wine Festival
Autumn Wine FestivalOctober 20 & 21, 2007Pemberton Historical ParkSalisbury, Maryland
The event will feature wines from nearly a dozen Maryland Wineries, as well as local cuisine, juried arts & fine crafts and live entertainment. More information is available at www.autumnwinefestival.org/ or by calling the Visitor's Bureau at (410) 548-4914 or (800) 332-TOUR.