Did anyone else grow up thinking that wine was made when vintners filled barrels with grapes and then stomped them into juice with their feet? That may have happened once upon a time, but certainly it’s not the way these days. But still, creating wine from what begins as grapes on a vine is a lot of work– and yet, it can also be a lot of fun. So we’re overjoyed that Dove Valley Wine is opening up their rows of vines to volunteers– and offering us all the chance to help with the harvest. And to make it even more fun, they’re throwing in lunch and a bottle of wine to take home for all those who volunteer. Does it really get any better?Dove Valley’s Harvest & Crush Festival offers wine enthusiasts (or grape-picking enthusiasts) the opportunity to see how wine is made from start to finish. You can head out to Dove Valley either September 6th or 7th from 9am till noon, for the opportunity to lend a hand and learn a bit as well. And afterward, you can hang out and enjoy live music right there at the vineyard. Not only that, you’ll be participating in Maryland’s local wine culture– which we’re totally all about. After all, if it weren’t local, you wouldn’t be able to go out for the day and help with the harvest, would you? And that kind of personal interaction with your vintner, in our opinion, is priceless.
Dove Valley Wine’s Harvest & Crush Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday (Sept 6 & 7) from 9am-Noon both days. Dove Valley Wine is located in Rising Sun, MD. To participate in the Harvest & Crush Festival, please visit www.dovevalleywine.com or call 410-658-8388.
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