Maryland’s merriest festival, to be sure. Come out to sip and savor Maryland’s award-winning wines. This year, Maryland Wineries Association is offering Baltimore Fishbowl viewers a chance to win tickets to the event! To be entered, comment below and tell us why you’d like tickets. We’d also LOVE to hear what your favorite Maryland wine is. Winners will be drawn 9/4 and 9/18.
Look out for the Demonstrations
Scheduled educational seminars on the tasting of Maryland Wines. Learn the sipping, swirling, and tasting techniques to distinguish the qualities of our states finest.
The Wine Education Seminars explains the sensory aspects of wine. The subject of wine and health is also addressed. These seminars are held every hour, on the hour, from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. (located in the Reception Barn)
Located in our inner circle, stop by the Maryland Grape Growers Association booth. Learn about techniques and steps in processing the grapes to make some of Maryland’s finest wines starting with fresh grapes and proceeding through crushing, pressing, and fermentation.
Amateur Wine Judging held on Sunday, at 1 p.m. Each pre-registered entry will receive a certificate of participation along with a copy of the judges’ rating form. The rating system is the standard AWS 20-point scale, which assesses appearance, aroma and bouquet, taste, balance, and aftertaste. Wines can be made from grapes, fruits other than grapes, and non-fruits (e.g., dandelion or parsnips). Judges are all members of the American Wine Society.
Adults: $30 / $27 advance
Premier Pass: $65 / $62 advance
Ages 13-20: $20
Designated Driver (non-drinker): $20
>>> BUY NOW! Buy in advance and get a discount! Advance tickets are available via MissionTix.
Note: Correction to previous post: Tickets will be for general admission, not the Premier tent. Apologies!