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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.
by Marjorie Hampson
Baltimore County Tourism Director
Ernest Hemingway observed, “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” If that’s true, northern Baltimore County and its outstanding wineries and vineyards offer wine lovers a civilized and inviting place to visit. Experience award-winning and hand-crafted wines at any of the County’s four family-owned wineries. Located in Hydes, Boordy and DeJon vineyards boast picturesque grounds and high-quality red and white table wines. Basignani Winery and Woodhall Wine Cellars, along the York Road corridor, produce classically styled wines from Maryland-grown grapes. Visit, take a tour, and enjoy the local flavor.
Enjoy special events and happenings at the wineries and vineyards. At Boordy, visit Good Life Thursdays and on Saturdays attend Midsummer Evening Concerts:http://www.boordy.com/events. DeJon Vineyards holds Wednesday Night Music and Saturday Night Summer Concerts:http://dejonvineyard.com/. Visit Basignani, which hosts a seasonal calendar of events including, TGIF Movie Nights and wine tasting festivities:http://www.basignani.com/. Friday nights are Open Mic nights at Woodhall Wine Cellars, and in July enjoy Grillin’ & Chillin’ on the deck:www.woodhallwinecellars.com/