Maryland produces over 400 different wines that will please any wine enthusiast. With the large variety of wines to choose from. Maryland has a rich history of growing delicious wine grapes coupled with an ideal climate to help the grapes ripen to perfection for wine making. This delights Maryland wine drinkers and tourists alike.
Wineries are located throughout the state in the mountains of Western Maryland, in the Chesapeake plains, country farms and in historical towns. Touring wineries throughout Maryland is a fun and delicious way to see the beautiful state of Maryland. It’s inspiring to learn how the grape turns into wine and all that it takes to create it. Each winery is a different experience so you’ll want to explore many of the wineries throughout Maryland. You’ll get a chance to meet the winemakers and learn how they got into establishing their own grape wine vineyard.
Check out the Maryland wine trails that offer self guided tours that give you time to explore the wineries on your own, and of course taste the different types of wine at the end of the tour in their wine shops.
Maryland has many wine festivals throughout the year throughout the state. Annapolis has its popular Art, Craft and Wine Festival coming up on June 4th and 5th at the Navy and Marine stadium, featuring over 200 local crafts and 25 of Annapolis’ favorite wineries on hand for wine tasting.
Maryland has a law in place that allows wineries to ship wine by mail, as long as the winery has a direct shipper’s permit from the state. They are allowed to ship up to 18 cases of wine per household annually. So if you’re visiting Maryland and fall in love with one of their exclusive wines, you can enjoy it throughout the year back in your own home town!
Many Maryland wineries are popular spots for a wedding or special party. Check with you favorite winery to see if that is an option before planning your next special event. Wineries are typically located in a beautiful scenic landscape making it desirable to spend more time there, in their relaxing setting.
When planning your trip to Annapolis, be sure to contact or call Gibson’s Lodging to reserve your beautiful bed and breakfast room. They can be reached at 877-330-0057. They will help you plan your winery visits and other fun events around the Annapolis area.