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"
Maryland Wine & Grape Industry Annual Meeting
The 2014 Maryland Wine & Grape Industry Annual Meeting is set for Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, at the Sheraton Baltimore North. Read more and sign up here.
How to Grow Grapes
More Coming around, check out the MGGA site for upcoming info!
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