There seems to be a conception out there that the only good wine is made in California or Europe. So not true (and definitely not kind to your wallet)!
The first Maryland Wine Festival I was able to go to (right before I turned 22 because my birthday is the weekend after the fest) made me realize that there are some fantastic local wineries. (And most local wines can be bought for less than $20!)
Ever since then, I've gotten into the habit of visiting local wineries during their special events and touring other local wine festivals. And not just because you can get good wine on a budget there...
- Expand my horizons as a budding wine enthusiast
- Learn more about what's available locally and who does what best
- Have fun (definitely don't forget that!)
So far my favorite wineries include...