WESTMINSTER, Md. — This weekend is your chance to try hundreds of Maryland wines in one location.
The 27th annual Maryland Wine Festival is this weekend at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
Kevin Atticks, the executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association, said there will be 38 wineries at the festival this year, including five that just opened.
Tickets are $25 and they include a tasting glass. Atticks said for $30 more, you can get a bigger glass and access to the premier tent, which offers select wines.
Serpent Ridge Vineyard in Westminster is one of the wineries that’s going to be at the two-day event. The winery is owned by Greg and Karen Lambrecht, who were amateur winemakers before they turned the hobby into a full-time job.
Serpent Ridge just opened its tasting room last year and is producing medal quality wine. Its 2008 Basilisk won the title for best red blend in the 2010 Governor’s Cup Competition. It’s one of five wines the vineyard will feature at the festival.
The festival usually draws more than 20,000 people to the grounds of the farm museum from every state and around the world, event organizers said.
To find out more about the event, click on the link above.
Be sure to click through to the WBAL site for the video. Greg and Karen Lambrecht of Serpent Ridge get a little much deserved air time here as does the Maryland Wine Festival itself. But there are now so many other deserving Maryland wineries that didn’t get mentioned. Find them at the Festival this weekend! I hope to see you there! -Tim