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May 7, 2013 - Wine tasting in Maryland
The best way to enjoy the Old Line State wine tasting tour in safe and comfort is definitely with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Baltimore Bus Charters.Five regional wine trails has been mapped out for charter bus visitors, showcasing premium wines to taste and savor.
One of the must to visit is the Carroll Wine Trail where the oldest wine festival in the state is held. Featuring Serpent Ridge Vineyard the first in Westminster and a 27 acres of the traditional and hybrid vines of Cygnus Wine Cellars and Galloping Goose Vineyards. You can also arrange with the driver to head east to next closest trail, the Chesapeake Wine Trail which leads you to Costa Ventosa Vineyard and Winery, Little Ashby Vineyards and Great Shoals Winery.
Frederick Wine Trail is the largest trail with 120 acres of vineyards and boasting more than 50% wine production in Maryland. The tour begins with the wineries nearby Mount Airy featuring Berrywine Plantations Linganore, Black Ankle Vineyards and Loew Vineyards. The signature wine of this trail is the semi-sweet Cabernet Franc called Frederick Red.
Northeast of Baltimore and a short charter bus ride away, the Piedmont Wine Trail includes the wineries of Harford County. The scenic countryside features Thoroughbred farms and bald eagle nesting sites. Charter bus visitors can sample wines at among others Basignani Winery, Boordy Vineyards (boordy.com) and Legends Vineyard, where vintners earned the 2009 Linden Green Award for Best Maryland Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2007.
The most scenic trail is none other than the Patuxent Wine Trail where charter bus visitors will be captivated by the beauty of Calvert and St. Mary's counties, located at the Patuxent and Potomac rivers and Chesapeake Bay borders. You will be treated to views of lighthouses, marinas and acres of verdant farmland. This region of Southern Maryland features Cove Point Winery, Fridays Creek Winery, Running Hare Vineyard and Solomons Island Winery which features a tasting room that showcases offerings including Rose of Merlot and Riesling Icewine where the grapes harvested during winter at the lowest temperature.
For a charter bus tour of Maryland’s finest vineyards, give Baltimore Bus Charters a call to organize your trip with a selection from their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.