We are pleased to re-post this press release on the VisitFrederick.org site on behalf of our partner, Maryland Wineries Association. 

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Dorothy Fuchs, president
Purple Dot Public Relations
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Kevin Atticks, executive director
Maryland Wineries Association
410-963-4316 cell • kevin@marylandwine.com


Maryland Wine Passport Experience Not Your Average Wine Tour
Series of Unique Regional Events Highlights Wine, Wine Trails and Much More

January 17, 2014 (Baltimore, MD)- This winter, explore the state’s rich culture, museums, and history while also learning more about great local restaurants, attractions and Maryland wines.  The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place in each of Maryland’s five unique regions throughout the state on weekends January through March.  The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes complimentary tastings of up to six wines at participating wineries in addition to other goodies.  For passes, more information or a list of all the participating wineries, log onto www.marylandwine.com.

In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include:

  • Maryland Wine Passport
  • Unique Experience at each winery
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • “Wine Yoke” neck wine glass holder
  • 10% off wine purchased during the event
  • Percentage off bill at participating restaurant
  • Discounts at participating accommodations

Maryland Wine Trails are hosting the Passport Experience on the following dates:

  • Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties): January 25-26, 12 noon- 5 pm
  • Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County): February 8-9, 12 noon- 5 pm
  • Frederick & Antietam Wine Trails (Frederick, Allegany, Washington and Montgomery Counties): February 22-23, 12 noon- 5 pm
  • Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico): March 15-16, 12 noon- 5 pm
  • Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St, Mary’s Counties): March 22-23, 12 noon- 5 pm

“We now have over 60 wineries around the state and most Marylanders have never visited them nor tasted their terrific wines.  We didn’t want a traditional wine tour, but rather, we wanted to find a new and different way for people to get out and explore the state while also venturing onto the wineries and wine trails” said Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Wineries Association.

About the Maryland Wineries Association

The Maryland Wineries Association is a non-profit trade organization representing Maryland's 65+ wineries. Founded in 1984, the MWA's mission is to develop and expand the grape and wine industry in Maryland through events, education and promotion. From the Eastern Shore to Deep Creek Lake, wine is growing throughout Maryland.