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Title: No Sour Grapes in Baltimore County

photo of man holding glass of white wineJordan Fish
Baltimore County Tourism & Promotion

If you haven’t explored what Baltimore County’s wine country has to offer, there is no better time than now. Baltimore County is home to six great local wineries and vineyards, bottling everything from Cabernet Franc to Gingeroot cider, and even a highly successful world-class craft beer operation. That’s not all we have to brag about, after many of our vineyards won awards at the premier contest for Maryland wines.

At a reception held by the Maryland Wineries Association First Lady Katie O'Malley announced the finalists and winner of the 23rd Annual Maryland Governor's Cup Competition.

Boordy Vineyards' Vidal Blanc 2012 and Royal Rabbit Vineyards' Chatelaine 2012 (both white wines) took "Best in Class" for Off-Dry Varietal and Off-Dry Blend respectively. Boordy Vineyards held this title last year for its Landmark Reserve 2010.

In all, Baltimore County wines ended up with 18 gold, silver, and bronze medals from the competition’s judges. An especially impressive feat, considering the more than 400 wines produced in Maryland’s growing wine industry.

Visit one of one of Baltimore County’s wineries/vineyards, or see them all along the Piedmont Wine Trail.


Revised April 6, 2016