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Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Touted as Westminster Maryland’s first winery, this little place is tucked right in what seems to be a neighborhood. You arrive up the driveway, past the house and on to a gravel parking area behind the tasting room. We waited just a minute or two while the 4 people who were already getting a tasting

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James Charles

We happened upon this brand new winery on its opening day. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the Winchester area had another addition to its sparse winery collection. We arrived after a morning of apple picking, and decided to attempt the gravel driveway that ran past the newly planted vines along the road. To

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Bully Hill Vineyards

Bully Hill is a fascinating destination. To begin with, it is named after a goat. You can search the various buildings which include a tasting room, a museum, a shop, a restaurant, and an outdoor tour group meeting patio among others. Inside the museum you can learn about local wine making history from the very

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Ravines Wine Cellars

Situated on a lower elevation on the Eastern shore of lake Keuka, this is one of a couple tasting rooms owned and operated by Ravines. The facility is located directly off the main road that runs up around the lake, and is slightly up the hill from a really nice place to grab some food

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Arterra Wines

Amazingly, yet another new winery in Virginia. This one is tucked way up a steep gravel drive off Leeds Mill road somewhere between Rt 66 and Rt 50. If you brave the curvy and potholed main road, and you are able to inch your way up the severely steep gravel driveway for a half mile

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Keuka Lake Vineyards

This winery is another along the Keuka Lake wine trail, this one has the benefit of remaining open later than others. The views here are suppressed, and you feel more like you are visiting a working farm than a winery. We arrived after 5, which was late for the region, and after we found our

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Dr Konstantin Frank Winery

This is perhaps the great granddad of wineries in the post-prohibition era of the New York Finger lakes. Dr Frank, an immigrant from Ukraine, moved to the region in the 50’s and was producing the first European vinifera in the United States by the 60’s. He has along and proud tradition in the region and

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Heron Hill Winery

The large and imposing winery buildings sit high up on the slopes of Lake Keuka. They look like something from somewhere in Europe, maybe Italy, maybe southern France, or maybe just upstate New York.. Heron Hill has 13 acres or so of grapes planted on the hillsides near the tasting room, and they source other

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Point of the Bluff Vineyards

High on the western slopes of lake Keuka you’ll find this newly remodelled tasting room. There are maybe 4 acres of vines up near the tasting room, and at least 6 more on the point of the Bluff that pokes down in to the lake, giving this vineyard its name. In a sadly unfortunate way,

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Linden Vineyards

Linden is a beautiful winery. The facilities are top notch, the view is gorgeous. We found our way to this place after a visit out to the shenandoah – otherwise it is a bit far for a normal trip. A small winding country road meanders a few miles back before the long deeply rutted driveway

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