Raise a Glass to Southern Maryland Wines!

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on April 7, 2017

From produce to meat, many people like the food on their plates to be locally grown or produced.

And thanks to Southern Maryland’s wineries and vineyards, the wine accompanying those meals can be local, too!

There are 11 wineries and vineyards on the Patuxent Wine Trail, a map of local wineries compiled by the Maryland Wineries Association. The route extends from Anne Arundel County through Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. With so many local wine choices, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Maryland’s history as a wine-producing state dates back to 1945, when Boordy Vineyards was founded in the town of Hydes in Baltimore County. Southern Maryland’s climate, in particular, is similar to that of the Tuscany region of Italy. The hot summers allow local growers to cultivate Southern Italian and Mediterranean varieties of grapes like Barbera, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Chardonnay, Vidal, Blaufrankisch, Symphony, and others.

Where will you start your tour of Southern Maryland’s vineyards and wineries? Many host regular tastings, festivals, concerts, and other events.

Calvert County

Cove Point Winery
Location: Lusby
Open Since: 2004
Website: http://covepointwinery.3dcartstores.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CPWinery/

Friday’s Creek
Location: Owings
Open Since: 2006
Website: http://fridayscreek.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FridaysCreekWinery/

Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery
Location: St. Leonard
Open Since: 2005
Website: http://www.perigeaux.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/perigeaux/

Running Hare Vineyard
Location: Prince Frederick
Open Since: 2008
Website: http://runningharevineyard.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runningharevineyard/

Solomons Island Winery
Location: Lusby
Open Since: 2002
Website: http://www.solomonsislandwinery.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/solomonsislandwinery

St. Mary’s County

Port of Leonardtown Winery
Location: Leonardtown
Open Since: 2010
Website: http://www.polwinery.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portofltownwine/

Slack Winery and Vineyard
Location: Leonardtown
Website: http://www.slackwine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slackwine

Anne Arundel County

Great Frogs Winery
Location: Annapolis
Website: http://www.greatfrogs.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatfrogs/

Thanksgiving Farm Winery
Location: Harwood
Website: http://www.thanksgivingfarm.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thanksgiving-Farm-Winery-442066092541753/

Prince George’s County

Gemeny Winery and Vineyards
Location: Brandywine
Website: http://gemenywinery.com/wp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GemenyWinery/

Romano Vineyard and Winery
Location: Brandywine
Open Since: 2011
Website: https://www.facebook.com/RomanoWinery
Facebook: http://www.romanowinery.com/

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