The Carroll Wine Trail and the Frederick Wine Trail will offer visitors a taste of local products at their member wineries this last weekend in October. Along with the Maryland Wineries Association, the event the Frederick and Carroll Wine Trails Go Local offer wine enthusiasts not only a drink local but also a eat local and a chance to begin Holiday shopping with items from local artists and producers.
Along the Frederick Wine Trail, three Maryland creameries will have cheeses available at Blank Ankle Vineyards. Stop by and taste Black Ankle wines and cheeses from Cherry Glen Creamery, Chapels Country Creamery and FireFly Farms. Close by Elk Run Vineyards will host Zia’s Cafe of Towson on Saturday. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches and mac and cheese with caramelized leek from 12:00 to 4:00. On Sunday, Elk Run will host Izzy’s Chocolates. At Orchid Cellar visitors can begin Holiday shopping with candles and lotions from Millhouse Candles. Over at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards, wine travelers can view renaissance designs by artist Michael Reed. Loew Vineyards will showcase local products.
Along the Carroll Wine Trail. Serpent Ridge Vineyard will feature cheeses from Hawks Hill Creamery on Saturday. On Sunday, Roving Radish Free Range Vegetable Ranch will offer locally made jellies and jewelry. Also check out the custom wine gift baskets on both days. Have a craving for meat? Check out local pasture raised meats for sale at Cygnus Wine Cellars. Local Ferguson Family Farm will be on hand to sell meat while Side by Side Farm will offer organic vegetables. Also on Sunday peruse the fine art and photography by Martha Livingston while listening to music by Smart Music Studio. Stop by Galloping Goose Vineyards for a complimentary fall treat with purchase of a glass of wine.
You can read articles about each of the wineries on the Wine Trail Traveler site.