Of course it is, but society doesnâ€™t always acknowledge that fact.
If it did, youâ€™d probably see more wineries selling their products at
farm markets. But thatâ€™s not so easy here in the Washington, D.C.
area. I explore the topic â€“ along with a move to make it easier for
Maryland wineries to participate in farm markets â€“ in my column today
in The Washington Post. Check out my videoblog as well, including interviews with Sarah Oâ€™Herron of Black Ankle VIneyards, Mitch Berliner of the Bethesda Central Farm Market, and Amanda White of Willowcroft Farm Vineyard.
From the Post column, click on the link for recommended wines to see
my personal faves from the recent Virginia wine festival at Bull Run
Regional Park, sponsored by the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association.
Black Ankle, by the way, recently won the 2009 Maryland Governorâ€™s
Cup for best wine in the state for their 2007 Crumbling Rock Bordeaux
blend. Not bad for a winery that only opened for business last year, and
also won the Governorâ€™s Cup for their 2008 Crumbling Rock before
theyâ€™d even built their tasting room.