Maryland Wine Festival highlights more than 100 wines this weekend

The Maryland Wine Festival returns this weekend to the Carroll County Farm Museum for its 38th annual celebration of Maryland wine. Attendees have the opportunity to tour the grounds of the museum while exploring local wines, shopping from juried artisans, and grooving to live music.

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 on the grounds of 143-acre historic farm, the festival will feature more than a dozen of the state’s wineries, including Big Cork Vineyards, which earned the 2022 Maryland Governor’s Cup for its 2021 Siberian Ice dessert wine.

A general pass to the festival is $30 and includes admission to the main tasting field and the wine shop and a souvenir tasting glass. There is also the option to purchase an upgraded pass for $65 that includes additional wine tasting and exclusive amenities such as a seating area, air-conditioned restrooms, and complimentary filtered water.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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