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

August Events

August Events

Clear the Decks Annual Sale!
Most wine are 25 % Off.
All month while Inventory lasts!
Sale available in our tasting room only.

Leonardtown First Fridays
Friday August 1 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Harmony Grit will be here playing live on the patio. Come check out our artwork & sip some award winning wine.
Cost: Admission is free. $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.

Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ
Friday August 1 & Saturday August 2
12 noon – 10 pm
Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ is a two day festival featuring a variety of events, attractions, food and entertainment for all ages.
For more information, go to http://www.somdbrewbbq.com/ .
Location:
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown MD 20650
Cost: One Day Pass: $10.00 Online, $15.00 at the Gate
VIP Day Pass: $90 Online, $100 Gate – Limited supply!
Kids 10 and under: Free

Summer Song Series
Live Music on the Patio
Every Saturday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 2nd -Joseph Norris
August 9th – David Norris
August 16th – Mary & David Flood
August 23rd – Chris Izzi Duo
August 30th – Gretchen & Randy Richie

Cost: Admission is free. $5 for wine tasting up to 6 wines and a souvenir glass.
Stay cool on the patio with our new awning !

Eastern Bayside Blues Festival
Saturday August 23
Wine Tasting 1 pm – 7 pm
Continuous entertainment from 1 pm- 10 pm
Come and enjoy the exceptional blues musicians from the tri-state area. You will be blown-away by the amazing line-up which includes Hard Rocking R&B, New Orleans R&B classics and Blues that touches your deep soul. Wineries of Maryland offering their latest assortments of wines for your tasting.
The festival is located in Middle River Maryland along the waterfront at Eastern Yacht Club overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The location is the perfect place for festive gatherings.
http://www.easternsbaysidefestival.com/
Location
Eastern Yacht Club
2330 Seneca Road,
Baltimore MD 21221
Cost : http://www.easternsbaysidefestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets $20 (in advance) and $25 (after August 21)
Tickets will be sold at the Door $25
Designated Driver $10 & Children FREE
No Refunds
Rain or Shine

UnCorked of Rockville
August 23
12 pm to 6 pm
Rockville Town Square
Enjoy the best wines from across the state, as well as cooking demonstrations and two stages of musical entertainment at one of Rockville’s most popular events. Admission is free for concerts and cooking demonstrations. The rain date for this event is Sunday, August, 24, 2014. The 2013 event attracted more than 6,000 attendees
Location: Rockville Town Square
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=666
Cost:
The wine tasting is $15 and includes a commemorative wine glass for the first 3,000 paid attendees (must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol). Wine tasting sales booths open at noon on Gibbs Street behind the stage and on Maryland Avenue. Tasting sales booths accept cash only.

The Country Life Outdoors Festival
Friday August 22 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24
10 am to 5 pm
This three-day event celebrates hunting, fishing, farming, boating, music, beer, wine, pick-up trucks, dogs, chainsaws, tractors and more. Experience this one of a kind event featuring exciting entertainment, contests, exhibitors, seminars, displays, hands on fun and an atmosphere of “Everything Country.” For more information, go to http://www.countrylifefestival.com/.
Location:
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds 42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown MD 20650
Cost: Adult – $10/day, Child (5-12) – $5/day, under 5 free, Military – $8/day with valid ID

Showcased Artist
Port of Leonardtown Winery is pleased to showcase the work of the late local artist, Judith Conrad, in our Tasting Room.
Judy was the owner of North End Gallery and she and her husband, Pete, are founding members of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative, now trading as the Port of Leonardtown Winery.
Judy’s love of flowers and the outdoors is evident in her work. Her eye-catching use of color and her attention to detail makes the most simple flower or piece of fruit come alive in her paintings.

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck
Port of Leonardtown Winery

Time to Volunteer for August Festivals
Port of Leonardtown Winery has Volunteer shifts open
for
So Maryland Brew and BBQ
and
Country Life Outdoors Festival
Just email us your name and shift preference !
portofleonardtownwine@gmail.com

To thank you for your time on deck, we would like to provide you with:
A free bottle of Port of Leonardtown Wine for every 3 hour shift on the deck
Complimentary entrance to Festival on the day you volunteer ( up to $30 value)

Southern Maryland Brew and BBQ
Location: St Marys County Fairgrounds
http://www.somdbrewbbq.com/

Friday August 1, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
12 noon to 10 pm
Shifts Available
Friday, August 1
12 noon to 3 pm- 1 Volunteer
3 pm to 6 pm – 2 Volunteers
6 pm to 9 pm – 2 volunteers

Saturday August 2
12 noon to 3 pm- 1 Volunteer
3 pm to 6 pm – 2 Volunteers
6 pm to 10:30 pm – 2 Volunteers (Closing Shift)

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The Country Life Outdoors Festival
Location: St Marys County Fairgrounds
http://www.countrylifefestival.com/

Friday August 22 3 pm – 8 pm
Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24
10 am to 5 pm

Shifts Available
Friday August 22
4 pm to 8 pm – 1 Volunteer
Saturday August 23
10 am to 2 pm – 2 Volunteers
2pm to 10 pm – 2 Volunteers
Sunday August 24
10 am to 2 pm – 2 Volunteers
2pm to 10 pm – 2 Volunteers

Want to know more about volunteering? Email us at portofleonardtownine@gmail.com or call: (301)-690-2192

Follow us to the Wine Festivals

Follow us to the Wine Festivals

2014 Wine Festivals
You can find us at these festivals this year. We will keep this updated throughout the year.

August
Easterns Bayside Blues & Wine Festival — Saturday August 23 1 pm to 6 pm
http://www.easternsbaysidefestival.com/
Location: Eastern Yacht Club, 2330 Seneca Road, Baltimore MD 21221

Uncorked Rockville – Saturday August 23 12 noon to 6pm – Rain date August 24
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=666
Location: Rockville Town Square

September
Maryland Wine Festival — Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21
Saturday 10 noon to 6, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/festival-info/admissions-info/
Location: Carroll County

October
Riverside Wine Festival at Sotterly — Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5
12 noon to 6 pm
http://www.sotterleyplantation.com/winefest-sotterley-plantation.htm
Location: Sotterley Plantation
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, Maryland 20636

Blessing of the Fleet – Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5
http://www.blessingofthefleetmd.com/
Location: St. Clement’s Island Museum Grounds
38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD 20626 (Ma)

Mulberry Hill Farm – TBD
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mulberry-Hill-Farm/269103653122454
Location:1605 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown, MD


Farmers Market
St. Marys HomeGrown Farmers Market – Every Saturday

Summer Song Series 2014

Summer Song Series 2014

August to September
5 pm to 8 pm

Location: On Our Patio
Summer Song Saturdays Returns

August

Aug 2 Joseph Norris
Aug 9 David Norris
Aug 16 Mary & David Flood
Aug 23 Chris Izzi Duo
Aug 30 Gretchen & Randy Richie

September

Sep 6 Swarbrick & Birney
Sep 13 Richard Wagner
Sep 20 Angela Miller
Sep 27 Meleah Backhaus

First Friday Music

First Friday Music

First Friday Music

We have live music 5:30-8:30 pm

Aug 1st Harmony Grit

News

Remembering  Judith Coville Conrad

Remembering Judith Coville Conrad

Port of Leonardtown Winery is pleased to showcase the work of the late local artist, Judith Conrad, in our Tasting Room. Judy was the owner of North End Gallery and she and her husband, Pete, are founding members of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative, now trading as the Port of Leonardtown Winery. Judy’s love of flowers and the outdoors is evident in her work. Her eye-catching use of color and her attention to detail makes the most simple flower or piece of fruit come alive in her paintings.

Judith Coville Conrad, 81 of Leonardtown, died peacefully at her home on March 6, 2014.

She was born in Washington D.C., the daughter of the late Perkins and Emily Coville, and spent her youth in Arlington, Virginia.
In 1953 she graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, and in March 1954 married Ensign Peter C. Conrad, U.S. Navy.
For the next 32 years she accompanied him in his Navy career and raised their three children: Emilie Griffin (Frank) of Carpinteria, California, Paul Conrad (Teresa) of Los Alamitos, California, and Kate Spooner (Tom) of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. In 1982 Judy purchased property in St. Mary’s County for their retirement home so that they could be reasonably close to the family farm in Charlotte Hall and to have room for her Newfoundland dogs to swim in the Potomac.

Judy was an accomplished artist and gardener, and a member emeritus of the North End Gallery in Leonardtown, where she held various positions. She specialized in oils and pastel paintings of still life, landscapes, seascapes, and flowers. She also spent many hours on her floor loom weaving fabric for a variety of uses including the making of clothing which she designed, and she was an avid knitter, always employing with dexterity and skill the use of her hands. She took on the deer and other Saint Mary’s wildlife to achieve some success in growing a vegetable garden, which she loved. She was a dedicated reader who would regularly take out half a dozen books from the wonderful Leonardtown Library, read them, and got them back on time.

Judy’s art will be on display in the winery Tasting Room through August.

New Artist in the Tasting Room

New Artist in the Tasting Room

Blue Ribbon Art

The Unique World of Faith Gaillot

This Pennsylvania born artist was a navy military brat raised here locally in Maryland.

Her preferred choice of medium is pen & ink which is one of the most challenging due to the great detail in her work.

Faith has won numerous awards for both her pen & ink art as well watercolor.

She has even combined the two techniques for another unique artistic expression.

Come see her amazing pieces of art in the tasting room at the winery.

Wines Awards

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 Leonardtown Winery – 301-690-2192
Charlie Murphy – 571-213-4817
Charlie@polwinery.com

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

Port of Leonardtown Winery – 301-690-2192
Charlie Murphy – 571-213-4817
Charlie@polwinery.com

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
Port of Leonardtown Winery – 301-690-2192

Charlie Murphy – 571-213-4817
Charlie@polwinery.com

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