A day in Mount Airy – Autumn edition
It’s tough not to love fall. Football is back, temperatures are comfortable, lots of holidays are coming up – these are all good things. Another good thing (actually, another great thing!) is getting out of the house for a fall-fun day trip. Grab your best friends or your sweetheart and use this as an itinerary.
Make Linganore Winecellars your first stop! Sweet, fruity wines are great for sipping by the pool or at a summer barbecue, but a crisp fall day and a dry red or white wine are a perfect match. Try a full-bodied red like our Chambourcin, which would also be good to go for your next tailgate since it pairs perfectly with grilled red meat. The same is true with our softer Retriever Red blend. If you’re looking for a dry white wine, you can honor your favorite football team with our White Raven or Terrapin. Both white blends are crowd pleasers and easy on the palette, with Terrapin being just slightly sweeter.
If you’re in an Oktoberfest kind of mood, be sure to also check out our sister company, Red Shedman Farm Brewery. It’s located on the same property right next to the winery. Cider is on tap, the game will be playing and other fall brews are in the works. Plus, you can bring your wine inside so no one has to compromise on their beverage of choice. We’ll still have live weekend music through September for patrons of both the winery and brewery.
But it’s not all about us; more fall fun is to be had in Mount Airy! The area’s own Gaver Farm has pick-your-own pumpkins and apples during the day. The farm has an annual corn maze with a “Party Animals” design theme this year. The maze is also open at night for a slightly spooky experience that can be finished off with a campfire.
No day trip is complete without a great meal. Some of our local favorites include Mount Airy’s Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe (mmmm, pizza), the Mount Airy Tavern and CarterQue. The Linganore area is also home to popular eateries Vintage and Morgan’s American Grill in New Market.