Friday, 29. June 2012
Sometimes it’s so easy to miss the delightful boutique wineries in your own backyard. Those who follow our winery and vineyard travel adventures know that we have traveled to wineries near and far. We have been fortunate to travel to the West Coast of the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy. We also are fortunate to have numerous wonderful wineries within driving distance of our East Coast home. We have visited many of the local wineries and enjoy what each one has to offer.
While it’s fun to plan a long trip, it’s also great to discover the wines produced along the East Coast. We’ve been home for a few weeks now and while continuing writing winery reviews, adding photos and editing our first book, getting caught up on Social Media and writing blogs we have also taken several day trips to wineries.
In Pennsylvania, we visited with the owners of Tuscarora Mt. Winery in Chambersburg. We also made a stop at Trickling Springs Creamery, where we were able to get some great milk that we used at home to make our first feta cheese.
On our way to Tuscarora Mt. Winery we visited Knob Hall Winery in Maryland where we met the owners, Richard and Mary Beth Seibert. Mary Beth is also the winemaker. On another day we visited Romano Vineyard and Winery. While the Romanos do not have a dedicated tasting room yet, they occasionally do wine tasting onsite and at small Maryland wine festivals. Thanksgiving Farm Winery is a jewel to be found in Anne Arundel County not far from Annapolis. The very long driveway goes past farm buildings, farm equipment and through shady trees until visitors see vineyards and arrive at the winery.
Yesterday we drove along Route 15 between Frederick, Maryland and Leesburg, Virginia. After passing into Virginia there are several wineries and we were delighted to visit three of these wineries. Fabbioli Cellars, Lost Creek Winery, and Hidden Brook Winery. All are within a few minutes of each other and offer different experiences.
We are currently contemplating visiting more wineries in our own backyard!