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New vineyard adds to Md. wine-making industry

ROHRERSVILLE — A new vineyard in Washington County is adding to Maryland’s wine-making industry.

Big Cork Vineyards said Tuesday it has begun cultivating 13 varieties of grapes on 22 acres near Rohrersville.

Co-owner Dave Collins says the company plans to build a winery within two years and a tasting room within three.

He says the vineyard will produce 5,000 cases of wine annually and employ 20 to 30 full and part-time workers.

Maryland has 50 licensed wineries.

The industry hopes to get a boost from a bill awaiting Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature that would allow direct shipping of wine to and from Maryland.

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  1. I caught this the other day. I live in Pennsylvania and it’s always great to see another winery in the mid atlantic region.