While the house at Knob Hall has been added onto several times, it still stands as a testament to this philosophy. It only took 200 years to plant a vineyard at Knob Hall. Approximately 30 acres of vines have been planted along the gentle slopes of limestone-rich soil. The planted varietals have been carefully chosen and include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Albarino, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Traminette, Vidal Blanc and Viognier.
Knob Hall is an estate winery maintaining a tradition of sustainable agriculture. Dick Seibert is the man who runs the show.
There are three levels of wine at Knob Hall. They have fun picnic wines. They have their medium priced better table wines. And then they have their top of the line series, which these two wines represent. These are made is somewhat small quantities, but are not to be missed.
Knob Hall Prestige 2010 is a very big, excellent red wine. It is the highest expression of their terroir and abilities at Knob Hall. 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Chambourcin, this very big and sophisticated Bordeaux-styled bend is very impressive.
With these two wines, Knob Hall makes its case that they should be counted among some of the better wineries in Maryland. And deservedly so!
p.s. This is not the first time I've written about Knob Hall....fyi...