Old Line State

Maryland has always been a paradox.  A southern state that remained in the Union. A British colony for Roman Catholics.  Wine from native grapes was produced as early as 1648 but was followed with wine from European grapes by 1662.


Maryland Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 52
  • Catoctin AVA
  • Cumberland Valley AVA
  • Linganore AVA
Wine Trails:
  • Carroll Wine Trail
  • Chesapeake Wine Trail
  • Frederick Wine Trail
  • Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
  • Patuxent Wine Trail
  • Piedmont Wine Trail
Year 1st Winery Established 1648
Varietals Cultivated: Albariño, Arneis, Auxerrois Blanc, Barbera, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Carménère, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Dolcetto, Gewürztraminer, Malbec, Malvasia, Marsanne, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvèdre, Müller-Thurgau, Muscat, Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat Blanc, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Pais, Petit Manseng, Pinot Meunier, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Roussanne, Ruby Cabernet, Rubired, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Sémillon, Sultana, Symphony, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Trebbiano, Viognier, Zinfandel
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