The Fun-Spirited Winery


Our hours are:

Feb 11th - May: Saturday & Sunday - Noon to 6 PM.

May - Oct.: Friday, Saturday & Sunday -Noon to 6PM.

WINE DOWN Is Over until Next Spring.

Wine Tasting $5 for 9 wines.

Groups over 6- $8 for 9 wines with a reserved table and cheese plate.

Beer Tasting $5 for 5 farm microbrews.

Wine & beer tastings are done throughout the day up until 5:30 PM. Parties of 6 or more please email us here to request a time and date for a group tasting.

If you would like to host a party, bridal shower, birthday, wedding or the like, please email us here for prices and availability 

Sunday
Sep262010

Total Exhaustion

Who in the heck decided to grow grapes and make wine in my house? I think it was my Yorkshire Terrier, Hoppy. She's not getting any treats for the rest of her life.

OK, kidding. But what a week! Can you say or spell EXHAUSTED? We received 2 tons of Merlot from Wick Dudley, a grape grower near Chestertown, MD. The fruit was BEAUTIFUL! We also picked our Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Truthfully, if I don't see another grape for a few weeks, I'll be fine.

So right now we have fermenting or getting ready to ferment: Chardonnay, Cayuga, Riesling, and Merlot. The only thing missing right now is the Vidal Blanc grapes, coming soon.

I have nothing witty to say. Even my witty muscle is sore and tired. Stay tuned for the fun Kathryn to return.

Sunday
Sep192010

Grapes and Gnats and Wine Oh My

Wow, what a crazy week...we harvested our Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Merlot and some Cab grapes. We received some beautiful grapes (Chardonnay) last Friday...Our must is bubbling away (fermenting). Sis Karen left (boo hoo) and Mom and Dad Danko arrived (YAY!) and this weekend we're having our Bike Week Event consisting of chili and soup made with wine. The chili has pinto beans, pork and beans, and kidney beans--thank goodness the bowls we have are small, if you know what I mean.

This upcoming week we're receiving Merlot grapes from Queenstown, MD on Thursday. We already have our volunteer list filled (YAY!) and for those of you who said you would help, maybe next time (boo hoo).

Stop by and see us soon. By "us" I mean the billions of gnats in and around the winery. Little suckers are everywhere.

 

Tuesday
Sep072010

Event Sept 10-12

Join us!!!

Friday
Sep032010

New Web Page

Hi hi hi! It's our new web site! To celebrate, we bought "Cabernet", our mascot for the winery. He's a whimsical heron, made locally by a wood carver/artist. He is sooooooo cool.

Saturday
Aug142010

Grand Opening

 Salute! Cheers!

This isn't a regular ole home page, it's a blog written by Kathryn, the winemaker. Settle in and enjoy the antics of starting a new vineyard and winery...

August 12--Wow, with my full time job and pruning the vineyard in the evenings and working in the winery on the weekends, my on-line blogging really stinks big time. I have no real excuse except I'M BUSY! With that said, I’ve finally posted our events for the remainder of 2010.

Here's another (the "boa cutting" with Family and Friends)

Our first event, “Cheese, Cheese and More Cheese” will feature cheese (duh) and we’ll show you what wine to pair it with. The cheese will be free, well, not free for me since I have to pay for it, but free for our visitors. Not for the lactose intolerant! It will be held from August 27-29.

I’m working on a new website, a little more fancy but still as irreverent. More to come.

July 16 was the Grand Opening:All I can say after 3 weeks of being open is WOW! What a GREAT ride it has been already!For the Grand Opening, we had nearly 250 visitors to the winery. What a bunch of winos! (Just kidding). We drank, we ate, we drank, we made merry! The ribbon cutting ceremony, with Gee Williams (Mayor of Berlin) and Kevin Atticks (Executive Director of the Maryland Wineries Association) was followed by a boa cutting ceremony (yes, boa, as in the fluffy things women hang around their necks) with family and friends.

Thanks to all of my beloved volunteers for helping during Grand Opening: Craig, Becky and Carley Dobson, Susan Hutchinson, Laura Widgeon, Karen Cremeans, Debi Rus, Ami Hastings and Emily Cofiell …and Carl DiManno, my adopted brother and winemaker extraordinaire, and Allison and Blair Snyder, supportive friends, and Tony Russo for the fantastic pictures. See one of Tony’s pics below and if I’ve forgotten to thank someone, I’m sorry. Blame it on the wine.

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