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What is Maryland Wine Week?

Maryland Wine Week is a celebration of Maryland wine, hard cider and mead produced by our 75+ wineries throughout Maryland. You like good things. Good food. Good company. Good wine… Maryland Wine Week is our chance to support the businesses that produce and pour local wine and spread the word about the great fermentations happening in Maryland.

Become a Locapour!

Sign up below to participate in Maryland Wine Week. It’s free to become an ambassador of locally-produced wine, mead and cider! And the benefits are tasty…

July 22-31, 2016

Have you tried MD wine lately?

Maryland is often called “America in Miniature” because of its mountains to beach geography. Well, that bodes well for wine, and especially for creating a wine region with a diversity of styles and products. Stunningly complex reds, vibrant whites, unique meads, ciders and fruit wines… Maryland wine a wine for every palate. We’re growing just about all the major grape varieties—and winning awards with the wines they’re producing, including Bordeaux blends, northern Italian-style table wines, rosés that will make you blush, sparkling wines and more.

“Maryland has a right to be proud of its performance.”

Dave McIntyre - Washington Post wine writer

Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot…right? Plus about 50 other grapes that grow superbly throughout Maryland.

The state’s white wine offerings are extensive, spanning all styles…from crisp to rich to off-dry. Enjoy Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Albariño, Vidal Blanc, Seyval, Viognier and Traminette, to name just a few.

Red wine drinkers will love our Bordeaux varieties—such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec­—plus, Syrah, Chambourcin, Pinot Noir, our many Meritage blends and beyond.

Fine aged port, late-harvest, sparkling wines, and more…truly something for all palates.

Our wineries produce some amazing hard ciders (>7% abv) from apples, pears, peaches, aronia (locally-grown superfruit), plum and more.

Nectar of the gods, eh? Well, even you can enjoy locally-produced mead, too. Leave it to the bees to produce the finest honey… but bring in the mead-makers to create incredible bottlings. Our wineries produce mead, melomels (contains fruit), pyment (contains grapes) and blends that bring the medieval out in you.

Grapes are fruit, but we’re talking wines made from other fruit, including peaches, blueberries, raspberries and more. There’s a lot produced in Maryland—some dry, some sweet…all delicious.

Want to Get Involved as a MD Wine Seller?

Are you a wine shop or restaurant hoping to learn more—or promote awareness—about local wine? Maryland Wine Week is a great reason to jump into the local wine scene. Wineries are producing wines honored by international judges and those close to home (like Dave McIntyre of the The Washington Post) that have found incredible support among wine lovers throughout the state.

Want to get involved as a
MD Wine Lover?

Do you enjoy Maryland wine? Want to help support and grow the industry so you can enjoy it even more in the future? Get involved in Maryland Wine Week by encouraging your favorite restaurants, wine shops, caterers—or any place that sells wine—to support local wine, cider and mead.