Why grow Grapes on the Eastern Shore?
Economics: vineyards profit from the demand for Maryland grapes...
Rural Integrity: profitable vineyards sustain our rural landscape...
Generational farming: vines survive for decades and attract the younger farmer...
Growing Grapes on the Eastern Shore...
Throughout the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland you'll see a growing group of vineyard pioneers who see grape growing as a vital option...learn from our "shoreVines pioneers"
Two East Coast Grape/Wine Trade Shows coming up in March:
Wineries Breweries Unlimited in Richmond, VA from March 11-14. Read more and sign up here.
Planning your Vineyard
Growing grapes requires a lot of initial capital investment and a long term commitment of routine maintenance that requires a great deal of labor. To help you plan your financial commitment and to educate you about growing techniques:
see our shoreVines demo videos on how to grow grapes and mange your vineyard
Are you a part-time grower?
Consider using a Vineyard Management Company to help provide design, labor, equipment and specialized services.
More info will be coming shortly
New Grape Grower Workshops
The University of Maryland Extension offers one-day regional workshops for beginner and prospective grape growers as part of the MGGA/MWA/UMA Annual meeting
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Maryland has the potential to become a major center of wine production:
Read the article from wtop.com about the upcoming challenges and the very possible bright future for Maryland’s wine production here.
Reinvented Farm becomes showcase for growing Chesapeake Wine Trail:
The Examiner ran an article on Crow Farm & Vineyard as an exciting and diversified new entry on the Chesapeake Wine Trail, see it here.
4 Experts share their observations on the rises popularity of our regional wines and the growing Chesapeake Wine Country!
Below, Levenberg demonstrates best fruit quality for wine making at Crow Vineyard & Winery to Doris Behnke, Turkey Point Vineyard (far left), Judy Crow (middle) and Doris Mason (right), Executive Director Upper Shore Regional Council
Get more info on starting a winery on the Eastern Shore