White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc

This is a heavier-style sauvignon blanc has a deep straw color with notes of pineapple, honey, and grapefruit aromas. It has a nice balance of fruit and tartness.

Chardonnay Liberty

Chardonnay – Reserve

Reserve Chardonnay grapes are from the original acreage planted in 1980 in our Liberty Tavern vineyard. Deep roots bring mineral flavors to the surface. It is aged and fermented in classic French Allier oak sur lie. This wine is put though a secondary fermentation, which alters malic acid like that found in an apple to lactic acid found in milk. It gives it a rich butter character with soft vanilla overtones.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Gold 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2018 Silver 2016 World Wine Competition
2018 90pts 2015 Jamessuckling.com
2017 Gold 2015 New World International Competition
2017 Silver 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2017 Silver 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2016 Silver 2015 MD Governor's Cup
2016 Silver 2015 World Wine Competition
2015 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
2014 Silver 2013 88pts World Wine Competition
2014 Silver 2013 88pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2014 Silver 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Silver 2012 88pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2011 Silver 2012 87pts World Wine Competition Eastern Regional Review
2009 89pts 2006 World Wine Championship
2007 Silver 2005 Pacific Rim International
2007 Bronze 2005 New World Wine International Wine Competition
2007 Bronze 2005 International Tasters Guild
2006 Bronze 2005 Grand Harvest Award
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Cold Friday Chardonnay grapes come from our vineyard planted in 1995 in Cold Friday vineyard on the opposite side of the road from the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in new French oak, this wine is delightfully refreshing. A blend of half normal and half malolatic fermentation, it is a nice choice to balance rich cream sauces.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2019 Silver 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Competition
2018 Silver 2015 World Wine Competition
2016 Silver 2015 World Wine Competition
2016 Silver 2015 LA International Wine Competition
2015 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
2014 Silver 2013 88pts World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2013 88pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2013 Silver 2012 World Wine Competition Eastern Regional Review
2011 Silver 2012 87pts World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2014 Silver 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Competition
2013 Silver 2012 World Wine Competition
2011 Silver 2008 International Taster's Guild
2010 Silver 2009 Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2010 Silver 2008 Best in MD World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2010 Bronze 2008 Grand Harvest Awards
2009 90pts 2008 International Taster's Guild
2009 Silver 2007 World Wine Competition
2008 87pts 2007 World Wine Championship
2007 Bronze 2005 International Taster's Guild
Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

A classic Alsatian style, this dry wine exhibits nice acidity with lemon-zest and mineral flavors abounding through the finish. It’s the perfect refreshing wine for a Wine Down Friday. These grapes are grown in our Cold Friday vineyard, planted in 1995 and found across the street from the winery.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Silver 2016 World Wine Competition
2016 Silver 2015 World Wine Competition
2014 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 International Tasters Guild
2012 Silver 2011 International Tasters Guild
2012 Silver 2011 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
Riesling

Riesling

Riesling is grown in our 1995 Cold Friday Vineyard and is blended with fine Riesling grapes from the Finger Lakes and our Cold Friday vineyard. This wine is a classic slightly sweet wine with peach and melon notes with a long finish.

One of our most popular restaurant wines and great for Thanksgiving.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2013 Silver 2012 World Wine Championship Easter Regional Review
2013 Silver 2012 86pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2012 Silver 2011 International Tasters Guild
2011 Silver 2010 International Tasters Guild
2011 Bronze 2010 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2010 Silver 2007 Atlantic Seaboard
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Silver 2006 Maryland Governor's Cup
Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer

Our Gewurztraminer vines are grown on the Cold Friday vineyard, established in 1995. Additional acres were planted in 2005. As the only Maryland-grown Gewurztraminer in the state, it continues to shine for us in competitions. A touch of sweetness accentuates this Alsatian-style wine with spicy character and enhances its grapefruit and lychee fruit flavors. Another perfect choice for Thanksgiving!

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Double Gold 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
2018 88pts 2015 Jamessuckling.com
2017 Double Gold 2015 Tasters Guild International
2017 Silver 2015 MD Governor's Cup
2016 Silver 2015 MD Governor's Cup
2015 Silver 2015 World Wine Competition
2015 Bronze 2014 International Tasters Guild
2014 Silver 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Competition
2014 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 International Tasters Guild
2014 Bronze 2013 LA County Fair
2014 Bronze 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2013 Gold 2012 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2013 Gold 2012 90pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2012 Bronze 2011 LA County Fair
2010 Bronze 2010 LA County Fair
2010 Bronze 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2009 Gold 2008 Wine Masters Choice
2009 Gold 2008 Wine Masters Choice Award
2009 Silver 2008 National Riverside Wine Comp
2009 Silver 2007 World Wine Competition
2008 Gold 2007 BOC Wine Masters Choice Award
2007 Gold 2005 Eastern International
2007 Gold 2005 Grand Harvest Awards Eastern International Wine Competition
2007 Silver 2005 New World International
2006 Gold 2005 BOC MD Governor's Cup
2006 Best of the East 2005 Best of the East Magazine
2006 Best of MD Wine 2005 Cellar Notes
2006 Silver 2004 Dallas Morning News
2006 Bronze 2004 Grand Harvest Award
Annopolis Sunset White Wine

Annapolis Sunset

Annapolis Sunset is soft, subtle, and easy to drink with balanced sweetness. It exhibits lots of tropical fruit perfume in the nose and is a good selection for a picnic or brunch. A great house warming gift for a guest who likes fun, sweet wine!