My name is Carlo DeVito, and I am the author of East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia published by Rutgers University Press. This blog is dedicated to primarily east coast wines and wineries including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It will also feature products and information from other regions.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Paul Vigna in Patriot-News: Three More Wineries to Open in Maryland (MD)
Several wineries to open soon in Maryland, including Big Cork Paul Vigna | email@example.com By Paul Vigna | firstname.lastname@example.org Patriot-News January 07, 2013 at 11:54 PM, updated January 08, 2013 at 12:48 AM
A new year means a few more wineries across the region will
be pouring soon.
Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Wineries
Association, said by phone Monday that he has several wineries preparing to
open in his state, including Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery in
Frederick County, Old Westminster Winery and Big Cork Vineyards. The latter isn't
far from newly opened Red Heifer Winery and several-year-old Knob Hall Winery.
I asked Atticks what, if any, advice his organization was
giving to those planning to take the plunge.
"We've been advising start-ups to think not just about
what they're growing but how they're going to market their product, and
narrowing their product line down so that they are meeting a specific
market," he said. "If you have five or 10 wineries opening in one
year, the question is going to be 'What's different about this one?' "