Michele A. Steiger
Michele was not able to paint full time until 2006, despite attending classes at Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Moore College of Art and Design, among others. Michele was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995 she moved to Southern Maryland with her husband and children and now creates her art in a home studio in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Micheleʼs primary medium is oil painting on canvas, but also works in pastels. Her early content was the human figure. She more frequently paints landscapes, still life’s, and architectural portraits. Michele paints home portraits by request.
Micheleʼs work is often on display throughout St. Maryʼs County and has had a number of works in art shows in Southern Maryland. She is currently a member of the Calvert Artistsʼ Guild.
Michele’s work can be seen at the Calvert Artists’ Guild website under “Art Work”.
See Michele’s work in our tasting room in September through January. Come in and relax and enjoy our wines, music, and her beautiful work.
Port of Leonardtown Winery maintains track record — brings home 2 best- in-class, 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals from the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup competition.
Port of Leonardtown Winery was awarded best-in-class awards for two wines. The Best Dessert Wine award for 2010 Autumn Frost wine and Best Fruit Wine award for 2011 McIntosh Run wine. In addition to the best-in-class, gold medals were bestowed on 2010 Autumn Frost, 2011 Chardonnay, 2010 Captains Table, 2011 Chaptico Rose and 2011 McIntosh Run. Silver medals were awarded to 2011 Cayuga, 2010 Chambourcin Reserve and 2011 Wicomico Rose’. Our bronze medal winners are 2010 1634 Chardonnay, 2011 Vidal Blanc and 2012 Chambourcin.
First Lady Katie O’Malley presented the winners of the 23rd Annual Maryland Wine Governor’s Cup at the Evergreen Museum & Library. Winemaker, Patrick Isles said “We are thrill to receive all of the awards. This really demonstrates that our focus on quality wine production is working. Our wines have received a total of 98 awards since we began production in 2009, including 19 gold and 10 best-in-class awards. ”
“Autumn Frost continues to be a customer and competition favorite “said Charlie Murphy, President, Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative. “Our growers’ and winemaker’s hard work and concentration on quality are making a difference in our results. Our Captains Table and Chambourcin wines have also done very well in competition in both state and international tastings. Great wine is growing in Southern Maryland!”
Autumn Frost is a luscious dessert wine. Savor over pound cake or ice cream or it is ideal with pecan pie or an almond tart. In addition to the 2013 Maryland Governors Cup award, Autumn Frost received Best Dessert Wine from the 2012 Maryland Governor’s Cup, Best Dessert Wine from the 2012 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, a Gold Medal from the 2012 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, and Silver Medals from the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and 2012 and 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards.
Our McIntosh Run is a crowd favorite semi-sweet apple wine, which is named for the lovely McIntosh Run flowing past our winery & the popular McIntosh apple included in this semi-sweet apple wine. Macintosh Run is delicious with a wide variety of fruit-glazed grilled chicken, pork, salmon and German fare. In addition, to the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup award, McIntosh Run received Best Fruit Wine in the 2012 Maryland Governor’s Cup and Silver Medals from the 2012 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards and 2013 Eastern International Wine Competition.