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Today’s harvest, Albariño

This variety is in its third season and this 2017 vintage will be our first at the winery.  Albariño is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines. The grape is noted for its distinctive botanical aroma, very similar to that of Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Petit Manseng, suggesting apricot and peach. The wine produced is unusually light, and generally high in acidity with alcohol levels of 11.5 to 12.5%. For seafood lovers, Albariño is a fantastic choice for food pairing with exquisite dishes like ceviche, fish tacos, seafood pasta, and shrimp.

Reflecting on our 40th Harvest

Harvest 2016 When they say growing grapes in the Mid-Atlantic can be challenging they really aren’t kidding. The spring of 2016 started off slowly with the cold weather hanging around longer than normal. This delayed bud break but extended the chance of late spring frost damage. By May, the skies opened up and we thought of building an ark due to all the rain. That would have brought on massive disease pressure but our vineyard crew stayed on top of it and had everything under control by the time the rain shut off on June and July. Bloom came a…

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Give the Gift of Maryland Wine

Give the gift of wine for the holidays. We’ve got plenty of ideas for you. Gift cards are an easy go to when you don’t know what to give. These can be redeemed for wine tastings, cheese plates and of course, wine! You can get them at the winery or call 301-831-5889 to order and have one shipped. Consider a wine club membership– the recipient will receive quarterly shipments of 3 bottles of wine. Right now, we’re offering free shipping on the first 3 bottles. Click here for more information. Event tickets- Give someone you care about an experience for…

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Celebrating the big 4-0

Linganore Winecellars Celebrates 40th Anniversary September 2016      Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy, Maryland, one of the oldest wineries on the East Coast, and in their second generation of wine making is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the start of the 2016 harvest from their 75 acre estate vineyards. Committed to making excellent wines of distinction, dry and sweet, grape, fruit and artisanal wines, the celebration will be kicked off on September 23rd, 24 and 25th at the winery.  Events are also planned for October, November and December 2016 (details below). Having German-Swiss roots on Jack’s side and Italian roots on Lucille’s, wine making started as a hobby in hope of…

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Mountain Red

Mountain Red wine and peanut butter bars – an adult version of classic favorites. You know all of our “Mountain” wines, right? They’re pretty much a Linganore staple when it comes to our sweeter wines. Well we have our Mountain White, Mountain Pink and Mountain Berry, and a few weeks ago we introduced our newest: Mountain Red. What took us so long? The idea behind Mountain Red was to create a fruity, grapey tasting red wine for our mountain series. It’s made with Concord grapes, which give a the wine a “fresh grapes from your grandma’s backyard fence” taste. Think…

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