Piedmont Wine Trail

When people call Maryland “The Land of Pleasant Living,” they’re talking about the Piedmont Plateau. Just north of Baltimore and marked by the rolling hills of Maryland’s famous horse country, the rich, loamy soil and ideal mix of aeration and sunshine makes the Piedmont Plateau a wine-growing region to give Europe’s best a run for their money.

Here you’ll find some of Maryland’s oldest and most established wineries, as well as cutting-edge meaderies, cideries, and distilleries. Take advantage of summer concert series and fantastic festivals along the Piedmont Wine Trail in spring, summer and fall.  Spend an afternoon horseback riding or even whitewater kayaking, then toast your adventure with one of this trail’s fantastic wines. And explore Maryland’s history with great museums and activities along the way. 

Basignani Winery:

Basignani has long been a staple of Maryland summers. Established in 1986 just minutes north of Baltimore in the rolling hills of Maryland’s gorgeous horse country, Basignani holds festivals and events just about every weekend in the spring, summer and fall, but it’s the wines that really shine. Growing more than 15 varieties and having won gold medals across the country, don’t miss the 2015 Chardonay, gold medal winner at the 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. 

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Boordy Vineyards:

“At Boordy we celebrate life, wine and good food. We enjoy the spirit of challenge and adventure.” Those two sentences boldly encapsulate the spirit of Boordy, the grand-daddy of Maryland’s wine scene. Sample the “Chesapeake Icons” series featuring dry and semi-dry wines perfect for pairing with Maryland’s unique cuisines.

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