All Wined Up

Maryland Wine is Growing! Check out Eat Drink Go Local Event and See Why

Guest Post by Regina Mc Carthy, Maryland Wineries Association

Although geographically small, Maryland is home to 52 licensed wineries that make a wide variety of styles and types of wines. You will find dry Bordeaux blends, balanced Cabernets, fresh and crisp whites, sparklers, rose’s, ciders and more...and the wine is darn good.

A great way to see what’s new on the Maryland wine scene is by attending Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL in Downtown Silver Spring on October 22, from 12 – 6 p.m.

So what exactly is Eat Drink Go LOCAL all about? This event celebrates and supports the “go local” movement in Maryland. The event brings together local Maryland farmers, chefs and winemakers. The event features vendors selling locally grown produce and dairy products, meals prepared with local ingredients, and of course, an assortment of Maryland wineries and their local wines.

Admission is free, and wine tasting tickets are $15.  You can upgrade to a $25 food and wine tasting pass, which will allow you four samples of dishes created with local ingredients, paired with wines.  Food and wine pairing passes will probably sell out –– so you can go to to buy tickets online, in advance.

You can expect great music, chef demos and wine tasting. Better yet, you can buy your local produce, honey, breads and other locally produced goods for the week all at this farmers' market style – wine-tasting event.

The event is sponsored by Downtown Silver Spring, Whole Foods Market Silver Spring, Corcoran Caterers, Maryland Life Magazine, Future Harvest CASA, Real Time Farms and the Maryland Department of Agriculture among others. Visit for a full list of participating wineries and vendors!

By the way…have you heard about the Maryland Wine Passport Program…?