The Fun-Spirited Winery

Our hours are:

March - May: Saturday & Sunday - Noon to 6 PM.

June- Labor Day : Friday, Saturday & Sunday -Noon to 6PM.

Labor Day - Dec. Saturday & Sunday- Noon to 6 PM.

Wine Tasting $8 for 9 wines.

Groups over 6- $10 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 


Hangover? Wineover?

Where does the term "hangover" come from, anyway? I prefer the term Wineover...

Went to the Autumn Winefest at Pemberton in Salisbury, MD yesterday with my Tasting Room Manager and beloved friend Susan and her family...had a ball...but felt a little, shall we say, slow this morning.

We LOVE Joe's Cool Red from Layton's Chance, and the Vidal Blanc from Bordeleau Winery, and the Meritage from Legends Winery...but the best part of the day was enjoying the cheese and crackers we smuggled in as we sipped our wine and the pears and grapes...with our own bruschetta and bread...PRICELESS!

It's such a cute little festival. We'll be there next year, pouring Costa Ventosa wine. Salute.



Ocean City Power Squadron

We had such a blast last night with the OC Power first I thought they were airline pilots or some such...duh...we're talking boat owners and associated friends and people they just found walking the streets of Ocean were they fun. There were nearly 40 of us, eating, drinking and being merry. Thanks, Jim and group! Come back soon!


Pretty Lake and Pretty Wine

I've not had much time to sit and relax and enjoy the fruits (by "fruits" I mean "wine") of my labor. So a few weeks ago I had some Diana's Delight on the deck of my good friends Leesa and Dave's lake cottage.

See, they are my neighbors. The winery is 10 minutes away from Ocean City and other Atlantic seaboard beaches, but I had to buy a lake house in Northern Indiana. Go figure.

Anyway, back to Dave and Leesa. Dave takes awesome pictures (like this one) and is a darned good investment guy. But adorable. And a GREAT chef. And hug-your-belly-laughing-too-hard funny. I love this woman. I'd ask her to be my wife if it wasn't for the fact that A. I am not gay and B. I am married. But if A. and B. were to go away, she'd be MINE!

Salute to all of the Dave's and Leesa's of the world. Love you guys!




Nicole, Rain and Wine

Nicole, of course, is the tropical depression that has led to my depression since it has been so crappy and rainy outside. Thank the wine gods we picked all of the grapes last week or they'd be on the vine until sometime in 2013. Picking is hard enough, let alone in the pouring rain.

On a brighter note, Ernie and Janine stopped by in the winery today, a shout out to them: YAY! They live in Pittsville and have stopped by before and we hope they stop by again...

We're supposed to have our Hooray for Harvest Weekend now but it's been cancelled due to the rain and lack of interest. Kidding on the lack of interest. We do have some Merlot fermenting in big bins so if you'd like to stick your hands in the bin (no feet please) we'll let you do it and take your picture. And give you a little gift to reward you for your, we mean bravery.



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.