A Talbot County couple cries foul over a fledgling winery's request to keep storing its wine on site.
A federal judge has put a cork in a fledgling Talbot County winery. Chateau Bu-De LLC will be allowed to grow and harvest grapes but cannot process them into wine on the property.
Picking day dawned clear. As I started up the tree, the trunk was as cool as marble.
What makes this part of fall special is the chance to purchase a dry wine mellow enough to be enjoyed in the same autumn it is made.
The first I noticed the hawk’s call was around July 4. I fetched binoculars and spotted it perched high in the tree across the road. ...
Sometimes in my job as winegrower I am required, on short notice, to work the graveyard shift. That happened in recent days when deer jumped the electric fence around my 2-acre vineyard and feasted on grapevine leaves and little fruit clusters. Problem is, I never witnessed this moonlight dining, between midnight and dawn. My electric […]
Just about anything, at any time, can happen working retail. But, two weeks ago at our small winery, something occurred that I suspect could only happen right now, during China’s ascending financial star. During a tasting with four business professionals, only Eli, having lived in New York City for many years, spoke English. She effortlessly […]
THURMONT — Voytek Fizyta is not waiting until his grapes mature before beginning the process of turning the succulent treats into wine. While his grapes grow, Fizyta is using the oldest method to make wines at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont. Fizyta’s grapes will be ready for harvesting later this year, but the Polish immigrant […]
On fields overlooking a Quiet Waters vista, a mop-headed dog named Finn McCool weaves in and out of rows of vines, his tail sweeping by bunches of tiny pearl-sized grapes. Finn lives on the 28-acre Harness Creek Vineyards with vintners Nate and Andrea O’Shea and accompanies them as they tend to the rows of chardonnay, […]
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 […]
Maryland wineries are growing in number around the state, as the fledgling industry attracts more entrepreneurs. In 2010, six more wineries opened, an 8 percent increase to bring the total to 49, according to the Maryland Wineries Association. Sales at Free State wineries totaled $15.4 million in 2009 — the most recent sales figures available […]
John Wilkerson and Denise McClosky, the owners and operators of the DeJon Vineyard in Baltimore County, gave The Daily Record a tour of their land and showed us how they make their wine. The DeJon Vineyard, which opened in 2010, is one of six that opened that year, and is part of the growing wine industry in Maryland.