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Fridays Creek Winery produces fresh, authentic wines

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Farm fresh is the buzzword nowadays. Straight from the ground to your mouth and nobody does it better than the wine industry. But Frank and Richard Cleary have really gone the distance by planting blackberries and blueberries alongside their grapevines over 12 acres in Owings, Md. And come spring when the blackberries are ripe, there’s a special wine to be made and an explosion of delightful flavor in your mouth. It’s something special. “Everything on the menu comes out of…

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Solomons Island Winery offers best of all experiences

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There’s nothing quite like drinking a glass of wine by the water, sampling cheese while watching the sun set. It’s where stress goes to die. Solomons Island Winery is by the Pier restaurant along Solomons Island Road. (You can’t miss it.) The wine is made on the other side of the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County with the tasting room in Calvert County right where Pax River meets the Chesapeake Bay. It’s basically Chillsville USA even in the summer…

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Under the Tuscan sun at Running Hare

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It looms over the vineyard like a castle. A Tuscan castle, that is. The villa is 8,400-square feet of red tile and cream plaster that perfectly embodies the theme of Running Hare Vineyard. “Our intent is to recreate memories of the gentle hills of France, the beauty of Tuscany and the feel of Napa” says each and every label of some 15 wines now produced on the Prince Frederick estate. And boy do they. Running Hare Vineyard is the jewel…

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Port of Leonardtown producing championship wines, experiences

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Forget a village – it has taken a region to produce some of Maryland’s best wines. In less than a decade, Port of Leonardtown has earned more than 150 awards. Gold medals are becoming more commonplace than Marylander Michael Phelps’ Olympic haul. Fans regularly crowd the Leonardtown tasting room on weekends when live music fills the night. Winemaker Lauren Zimmerman has turned grapes from 12 different vineyards throughout Southern Maryland into something special. But that proved especially true in 2018…

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Whistle Stop Winery is a runaway hit

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Wine is personal to Jarl Weyant. He makes it one bottle at a time – literally. “We’re probably one of the smaller wineries in Maryland,” he said. “I pour it in the bottle. I put on the label. I have a cork machine. Every case is carried down the steps to the bottling room and every case is carried back up by me.” Whistle Stop Winery produces big things from small batches. The Dunkirk winemaker imports juices from area vineyards…

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What’s happening in Southern Maryland?

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There’s always something happening. You’re thinking of taking some friends on a wine tasting tour. Maybe one or two wineries, perhaps a whole bunch. But where and how? And are there any events to see? Maybe local music, too? Southern Maryland Wine.com was created to provide not just the stories of local wineries, but information on what’s happening. And, how to improve your wine experience. The calendar on the top right of the home page is regularly updated and we’ll…

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Robin Hill: Staycation for wine tasting

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Robin Hill’s tasting room offers more than just wine. You get the whole farm experience Tasting rooms come in various forms. Some are just a building, others have grapes nearby. Some tasting rooms are large enough for music, others are just for drinking. The best ones offer everything. Robin Hill Farm and Vineyard has a large former barn now equipped with a large porch overlooking the grapes not far away. Maybe you’ll see someone horseback riding or the goats pass…

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Romano Vineyard and Winery

Romano Vineyard and Winery

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It all started with bees. Yep, that’s the buzz on the Romano Vineyard and Winery. Joe Romano’s quest for honey eventually led him to wine and a decade later he was retired from the Army and converting old tobacco and soybean fields into grapes. Joe and Jo-Ann Romano now have four acres of vines on the 18-acre farm in Brandywine where it’s so quiet at midday even a passing bird’s call pierces the air. The Romanos bought the farm in…

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Gemini Winery and Vineyard

Gemini Winery and Vineyard

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A century quickly passes in a series of photos lining the tasting room. Black-and-white images showing four generations of farmers. The last one shows a young boy learning the trade. Today, that lad is the last of the family lineage, a near retired engineer who “helps keeping the internet running” during the week while also working the Brandywine, Md. farm bearing his name. Michael Gemeny oversees 200 acres that have produced tobacco, potatoes, soybeans, berries, wheat and sorghum over the…

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Janemark Winery and Vineyard

Janemark Winery and Vineyard

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Jane Vogt is a romantic when it comes to vineyards. Walking through two acres of vines on her family’s farm that dates back to 1877 under her great grandfather, Jane lives for the moments when she’s surrounded by greenery. It reminds her of a childhood blessed with three generations of family on the farm. Of days spent in the kitchen canning produce grown in the summer to eat in the winter. It’s nostalgia that warms the heart every day, not…

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