When I was driving out east for my Grandmother’s birthday last year (can you believe she is 102 already!), I passed all sorts of signs for wineries…
Unfortunately my timing was awful and I didn’t get to visit any in Maryland. I am working on rectifying this in the future and have started mapping out AVAs and wineries.. ok. mostly AVAs.
I was ridiculously close to this AVA and am now annoyed that I missed it. The Linganore AVA was established August 18, 1983 and contains portions of Frederick and Carroll Counties. There are 57,600 acres in the area which is part of the Piedmont Plateau northwest of Charm City (Baltimore to the rest of you).
There are 4 wineries in the AVA:
- Linganore Winecellars at Berrywine Plantations
- Loew Vineyards
- Black Ankle Vineyards
- Elk Run Vineyards
Frankly, if I had known that I was that close to Black Ankle, I would have veered off the road in a heart beat. I have had their wine before and it is great! Maybe for Nanny’s 103rd!