The first winery we visited was Mount Felix Vineyard and Winery, located on the estate of Mount Felix Manor, a circa 1830s Georgian house located at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. The wines are named after historical figures and pay tribute to the background of the owner’s family. We enjoyed a box lunch outside on the patio overlooking the vineyards with the Susquehanna River in the distance. It doesn't get much better!
|Photo courtesy of Harford Vineyard.|
If you enjoy making wines as well as tasting professional vineyards' wines, then you're in the right place. Harford Vineyard is unique in that it sells everything a home wine maker needs. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Go Local for the Holiday Annual Even at Harford Vineyardt, running all Saturdays & Sundays in December. This event combines wine tasting with a craft show, with all local artisans, restaurants providing food, and everything you need to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
combination of the owner’s first and last names and he had pet rabbits growing up). They are trying some grapes there that aren’t being grown elsewhere in Maryland. Who knew Cabernet Sauvignon vines grew well in Maryland? He’s made a nice wine out of them.
Like most wineries, Royal Rabbit encourages guests to either bring snacks or lunch and enjoy it with their favorite Royal Rabbit Wine. The winery also has board games out to give the tasting room the feel of an inn.
Coming up on Nov 2nd, Royal Rabbit is sponsoring a Medieval Afternoon. There will be hand-to-hand combat (although presumably, that's not mandatory if you visit and taste some wine!), various demonstrations, and the following contests: Best attempt at medieval garb; best medieval favor, best favor presentation, best pub song (to be sung in the tasting room), and various children's games throughout the day. On the same day, the House Rabbit Society will be promoting the humane care of rabbits. They will have a couple rabbits for adoption. Anyone who joins the HRS at the Medieval Afternoon will receive a 10% discount on all Royal Rabbit purchases that day.
|Photo courtesy of Harford Vineyards|
Websites: For upcoming AACC winetasting tours, go to aacc.edu and search on wine. Next trip will be in May 2014.
Mount Felix Winery: http://www.mountfelix.com;
Harford Vineyard and Winery: http://www.harfordvineyard.com;
Royal Rabbit Vineyards: http://www.royalrabbitvineyards.com/
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Check out previous posts about Maryland wineries:
Linganore Winecellars, Serpent Ridge VIneyards, and Black Ankle: http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-taste-wineries-of-maryland-first-in.html
Dejon and Boordy vineyards: http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.blogspot.com/2013/10/dejon-and-boordy-contrast-of-new-and.html
Red Heifer Winery: http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.blogspot.com/2013/10/red-heifer-winery-furlough-special.html
Elk Run: http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.blogspot.com/2013/08/yoga-and-wine-in-vineyard.html
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