Friday, September 27, 2013

Four Maryland Wine Festivals for Fall 2013!!!

Harvest at Swan Harbor Farm
Join Maryland wine at the inaugural Harvest at Swan Harbor Farm on October 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This try and buy event features over a dozen Maryland wineries all pouring their best local wine at the picturesque Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace. Craft vendors, local food vendors, local cheese vendors, live music, and children's activities - including educational farm activities sponsored by MAEF and a children's costume contest - make Harvest a family-friendly event. A general admission ticket includes seven wine samples from the wineries, and additional sample cards can be purchased online and on site. All wine is available by the bottle and case. Buy your tickets to this first-of-its kind event today, and save five dollars off the admission price. 


Farm to Chef Maryland
Farm to Chef is a local culinary competition. Thirty of the most talented Maryland chefs will be paired with thirty local farms to create innovative dishes for guests to enjoy.  Now in it's fourth year, the event raises over $25,000 for Days of Taste, a program that brings together farmers, chefs and community volunteers to introduce school children to the importance of fresh food and its journey from farm to table.
The event is on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Taste 30 dishes from the area's top chefs and farmers, all while sampling local beer, Maryland wine, and craft cocktails. Hand-selected judges will select their favorite dishes at the end of the night for prestigious awards. Want to know what it's like to be a food critic? Buy a ticket to be a judge and experience Farm to Chef like no one else! Judging tickets are limited. Tickets are on sale now!

Riverside Wine Fest at Sotterly
On October 5 and 6, celebrate the start of fall at the breathtaking Sotterly Plantation, a National Historic Landmark! Over 20 wineries will be in attendance serving up their best wines. Enjoy an afternoon of multiple wine tastings, live music, free mini tours of the 1703 Plantation House and Slave Cabin, artisans, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, great food and more. Buy your tickets today!


Autumn Wine Festival
The Autumn Wine Festival will celebrate its 11th year this October 19-20. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to explore Maryland wine from one scenic location.  Over 20 wineries are anticipated this year, offering unlimited samplings.  Wine connoisseurs and first time samplers alike enjoy the annual festival, which also features live music, including a headlining performance by Dave Matthews Band collaborator Tim Reynolds and TR3 on Saturday.  Earlier on Saturday, festival-goers can enjoy a laid back and hilarious take on wine tasting from award-winning sommelier Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach.  Those interested in a more intimate experience can upgrade their tickets to receive the VIP treatment, which offers a covered tent close to the main stage, tastings, private guest appearance by Laurie Forster (The Wine Coach), a wine-making forum with MWA, festival t-shirt and goodie bag. Buy your tickets today!