White Wines

Chardonnay Liberty

Liberty Tavern Reserve Chardonnay

Liberty Tavern Reserve Chardonnay grapes are from the original acreage planted in 1980. 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 vanillin overtones.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 89pts 2006 World Wine Championship
2007 Silver 2005 Pacific Rim International
2006 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
Chardonnay

Cold Friday Chardonnay

Cold Friday Chardonnay grapes come from our vineyard planted in 1995 on the opposite side of the road from the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 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
2014 Silver 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Competition
2013 Silver 2012 World Wine Competition
2011 Silver 2008 International Taster's Guild
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 uncomplicated wine for a Wine Down Friday.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
Riesling

Riesling

Riesling is grown in our 1995 Cold Friday Vineyard and is blended with fine Riesling grapes from the Finger Lakes of New York. This wine is a classic Mosel-style slightly sweet with peach and melon notes on a long finish.

One of our most popular restaurant wines.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage 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 lycee nut flavors.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Silver 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Competition
2009 Gold 2008 Wine Masters Choice
2009 Silver 2008 National Riverside Wine Comp
2009 Silver 2007 World Wine Competition
2007 Gold 2005 Eastern International
2007 Silver 2005 New World International
Annopolis Sunset White Wine

Annapolis Sunset

This is an introduction to wine wine. It is soft, subtle and easy to drink with just a hint of sweetness. Made from Viognierand Cabernet Sauvignon, it exhibits lots of perfume in the nose and is a good selection for a picnic or brunch wine. A great house warming gift for a guest when you don’t know their likes—it pleases most everyone.

Vin de Jus Glace

Vin de Jus Glacé

Rated as the “Best Ice Wine” made in North America by The Best of the East magazine in 2000, this is a classic German-ice wine style made from the Riesling grape. It is lusciously sweet, but has good underlying acidity to balance it. It is expected to age for 15-20 years. Two-time winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 Gold 2006 Maryland Governor's Cup
2008 Silver 2005 World Wine Championship
2007 Silver 2005 The Beverage Testing Institute
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Silver 2005 International Tasters Guild
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup