Local Wines from Local Vines!

We bring you the best wine from the best Southern Maryland Wine Growers

Winery tours available on request

The tasting room is available to rent for special events

Events

November Events

November Events

First Friday
Friday, November 7th 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss the live music of Josh Airhart on First Friday out on the patio playing from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Unwind from your busy week with our award winning wines & great music.

Cost: $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.

Fall Melodies & Veterans Day weekend
Saturday, November 8th 4:00 – 7:00 pm

We honor our Veterans by offering 10% off wine purchases this weekend. Bring your favorite veterans & friends to listen to live music of Joe Parsons on the patio later in the afternoon.

Cost: $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.

Fall Melodies
Saturday, November 15 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Bring your best buddies by to listen our first Bluegrass band, the local group 15 Strings.

Cost: $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.

Grand Release of our 2012 Petit Verdot Reserve & Fall Melodies
Saturday, November 22nd 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Raise a glass to salute our latest contribution to a long line of award winning red wines! Stop by to taste the newest 2012 Petit Verdot Reserve. This wine is a big bold red that will stand up against the finest of Napa. The Laughing Pickle will be here with food pairing suggestions to try along with this beautiful red. Stay for our last music of the season with the southern rock sounds of John Luskey.

Cost: $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.

Fall Melodies

Fall Melodies

Fall Melodies Music Schedule

Live music on the patio from 4 – 7 pm
Every Saturday in October & November

Oct 4 – Diane Daly
Oct 11 – Harvest Festival
OM Band 1-4pm
Groove Span 4-7pm
Oct 18 – Richard Wagner
Oct 25 – Swing Away Jazz Band
Nov 1 – Swarbrick
Nov 8 – Joe Parsons
Nov 15 – 15 Strings Bluegrass
Nov 22 – John Luskey

First Friday Music

First Friday Music

First Friday Music
We have live music 5:30-8:30 pm

Oct 3rd Craig Gildner Trio

Nov 7th Josh Airhart

Dec 5th Groove Span

News

Introducing 2012 Barbera Reserve

Introducing 2012 Barbera Reserve

Port of Leonardtown Winery is excited to introduce another outstanding dry red wine to our award winning lineup.
Possessing a medium body & tame tannins, our Barbera has beautiful aromas of red fruit & spices.

Originally an Italian grape, pair Barbera with antipasti, veal dishes, Bolognese sauce, & eggplant parmesan.

Barbera Reserve 2012 has already won a silver medal at the MD Governor’s Cup.

Tasting Room Artist from Sept thru Dec

Tasting Room Artist from Sept thru Dec

Austin Reynaud

Born in Washington, DC and now a resident of Waldorf, MD, Austin developed an interest in art early in life.

The purpose of his artwork is to offer a positive experience. His abstract artwork uses a variety of colors, textures and patterns to evoke an emotion or a feeling that will take you outside of “day to day” experiences. By creating a moment, Austin hopes that his art allows the viewer to re-center, recalibrate, meditate, and have a positive life experience.

His art will be on display in the tasting room through December. Be sure to visit & be uplifted by his work.

We Take More Awards – 2014

We Take More Awards – 2014

October 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port of Leonardtown Wins 4 More Best in Class

Port of Leonardtown wines continue to excel at wine competitions. At the 2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, 572 wines from 10 states (DE, GA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT) were entered in the 2014 competition. A panel of 17 judges from CA, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, PA, RI, and VA judged the wines. NV Captain’s Table won Best in Category for Red Interspecific Blends. Our new 2013 Traminette won Best in Category for the Traminette class as well. An excellent showing for our winery with 5 more silver and 3 additional bronze medals awarded.

The 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup was another outstanding competition for our wines. The 2012 Chaptico Rosé won Best in Class Rosé for the first year. And once again, our McIntosh Run apple wine won Best in Class Fruit Wine for the fourth year in a run. A total of 5 gold, 2 silver, & 2 bronze medals were awarded to our wines.

Winemaker, Patrick Isles, accepted the accolades humbly stating, “I am happy our wines continue to be well received by our peers and place so successfully.” Port of Leonardtown Winery consists of an eighteen member cooperative which emphasizes the importance of supporting local growers and the production of local wines from local vines.

About Port of Leonardtown Winery:

Port of Leonardtown Winery is open for tasting and purchase Wednesday through Sunday noon to 6 pm with extended hours on First Friday and special dates. The Port of Leonardtown Winery first started producing wine from the 2009 grape harvest, using fruit from local and regional vineyards. The winery is home to one of the few cooperative wineries in the country—the Southern Maryland Winegrowers Cooperative. The winery is a model of adaptive reuse of an abandoned state highways garage now remodeled into a warm and inviting space filled with local art. The winery is adjacent to McIntosh Run, a forested tidal run that spills into Breton Bay on the eastern side of the Chesapeake. There are usually a few members of the cooperative around to talk shop as well as knowledgeable pourers to guide you through a tasting.

Wines Awards

We Take More Awards – 2014

We Take More Awards – 2014

October 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port of Leonardtown Wins 4 More Best in Class

Port of Leonardtown wines continue to excel at wine competitions. At the 2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, 572 wines from 10 states (DE, GA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT) were entered in the 2014 competition. A panel of 17 judges from CA, FL, GA, LA, MD, NC, PA, RI, and VA judged the wines. NV Captain’s Table won Best in Category for Red Interspecific Blends. Our new 2013 Traminette won Best in Category for the Traminette class as well. An excellent showing for our winery with 5 more silver and 3 additional bronze medals awarded.

The 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup was another outstanding competition for our wines. The 2012 Chaptico Rosé won Best in Class Rosé for the first year. And once again, our McIntosh Run apple wine won Best in Class Fruit Wine for the fourth year in a run. A total of 5 gold, 2 silver, & 2 bronze medals were awarded to our wines.

Winemaker, Patrick Isles, accepted the accolades humbly stating, “I am happy our wines continue to be well received by our peers and place so successfully.” Port of Leonardtown Winery consists of an eighteen member cooperative which emphasizes the importance of supporting local growers and the production of local wines from local vines.

About Port of Leonardtown Winery:

Port of Leonardtown Winery is open for tasting and purchase Wednesday through Sunday noon to 6 pm with extended hours on First Friday and special dates. The Port of Leonardtown Winery first started producing wine from the 2009 grape harvest, using fruit from local and regional vineyards. The winery is home to one of the few cooperative wineries in the country—the Southern Maryland Winegrowers Cooperative. The winery is a model of adaptive reuse of an abandoned state highways garage now remodeled into a warm and inviting space filled with local art. The winery is adjacent to McIntosh Run, a forested tidal run that spills into Breton Bay on the eastern side of the Chesapeake. There are usually a few members of the cooperative around to talk shop as well as knowledgeable pourers to guide you through a tasting.

Wines win best in class and gold from Maryland Winemasters 2014

Wines win best in class and gold from Maryland Winemasters 2014

May 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Best in class and gold for Port of Leonardtown Winery !

Port of Leondardtown Winery wines best in class and gold from Maryland Winemasters. The 2014 Maryland Wineries Association hosted the Winemasters Choice Awards Wine Competition in Baltimore and April 24. This competition is unique in that the judging is conducted by the winemakers and winery personnel.

Over 130 wines from Maryland Wineries were judged this year. Winemaker, Patrick Isles, participated as a judge and assistant tasting room manager, Abby Hollowell, assisted in the backroom with setting up the flights of wines, then as a judge in the afternoon.

“As a judge in this competition, it was impressive to see the range and quality of Maryland wines being produced,” said winemaker Patrick Isles. “We continue to strive to keep improving our wines, offering a wider selection and keeping up with demand.”

Port of Leonardtown Winery recently released Traminette 2013 received a best in class award for the Best Off-dry White Wine. In addition, two gold medals were received for Chardonnay 2011 and Traminette 2013. Three silver medals for Merlot 2010, Breton Bay Shoals NV, McIntosh Run. Plus five bronze medals for Vidal Blanc 2011, 1634 Chardonnay NV, Chambourcin Reserve 2010, Chaptico Rosé 2012 and Breton Bay Breeze 2012.

“Receiving 11 additional awards from Maryland Winemasters and the recent awards from Taster Guild International Wine Judging are confirmation that we are delivering great wines” said Charlie Murphy, president of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative.

Port of Leonardtown winery is a cooperative of more than a dozen southern Maryland vineyards. The wineries’ grapes are locally grown. Visit the website for more information, www.portofleonardtownwinery.com.

Port of Leonardtown Continues to Taste Gold

Port of Leonardtown Continues to Taste Gold

May 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port of Leonardtown Continues to Taste Gold

The Port of Leonardtown Winery continues to receive gold medals at competitions. The 27th Annual Tasters Guild International Wine Judging, held at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education in Grand Rapids Michigan on April 30 – May 3, 2014, bestowed one gold and four silver medals on Port of Leonardtown Wineries entries.

Over 2,000 wines from 8 countries and 37 states/provinces were judged this year. The judging panels were comprised of a carefully selected mix of retailers, winemakers, wine writers, restaurateurs, wine educators and experienced consumers.

Port of Leonardtown Winery received a gold medal for 2011 Chardonnay and silver medals for McIntosh Run ,2012 Chaptico Rose, 1634 Chardonnay, 2010 Chambourcin Reserve.

“Our wines are consistently scoring high marks competing with other regional and international wines.” said winemaker Patrick Isles. “This is continuing testament that fine wines can be produced here in Southern Maryland.”

“We are very proud that we are being recognized for our focus on high quality wines. We have now received over 100 awards since our opening in 2010″ said Charlie Murphy, president of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative.

Port of Leonardtown Winery is a cooperative of more than a dozen southern Maryland vineyards and the grapes used for our wines are Maryland grown. Visit the website for more information, www.portofleonardtownwinery.com.

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins 6 Medals

Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins 6 Medals

April 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port of Leonardtown Winery Wins 6 Medals

The Port of Leonardtown Winery medaled with six awards at the prestigious 14th Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (www.fliwc.com), held March 29, 2014 in Rochester, NY. The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is the largest charitable wine competition in the US, with 76 top national and international judges tasting 3756 entries this year from 50 states and 20 countries.

“Receiving FLIWC awards a third year in a row further demonstrates that we are delivering high quality wines from Southern Maryland grapes” said Charlie Murphy, president of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative.

Port of Leonardtown Winery received four silver medals for 2011 Chardonnay, 2011 Chaptico Rose, 2012 Chambourcin, McIntosh Run plus two bronze medals for 2010 Captains Table, and 2011 Vidal Blanc.

Sixteen Maryland wineries entered the competition and received a total sixty-five awards. “I am thrilled we were able to bring home six of these awards” said Patrick Isles, winemaker. “This brings our medal count to more than 100 since we opened in 2010. ”

Port of Leonardtown winery is a cooperative of more than a dozen southern Maryland vineyards. Port of Leonardtown wineries’ grapes are locally grown Visit the website for more information, www.portofleonardtownwinery.com.

Our Wine Competition Awards

Our Wine Competition Awards

2013 International Eastern Wine Competition(IEWC) (First Year We Entered)

Silver Medals
Port of Leonardtown Winery – McIntosh Run, 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Chaptico Rose, 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Chambourcin, 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery- Chambourcin Reserve 2010

Bronze Medals
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Captain’s Table 2010

2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Gold Medals
Port of Leonardtown Winery- Chambourcin Reserve 2010

Silver Medals
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Chaptico Rose, 2011
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Autumn Frost, 2010

Bronze Medals
Port of Leonardtown Winery – Chambourcin, 2010