Frederick Md residents and visitors celebrated the 2nd Annual Frederick Wine Festival this past weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th. The 2nd Annual Festival, held at the Frederick Fair Grounds, drew a larger crowd that the previous year, and vendors were very happy with the event.
There were several local wineries and vineyards represented this year, with live music from 4 different bands. The weather cooperated beautifully; all in all it was a great time.
Several local Frederick businesses were there, selling gifts and food, cheese and baked goods.
The Frederick Basket Company was present with lots of great wine-related gifts, gift baskets and one-of-a-kind gifts.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by 2 wines that I had not discovered before: The Terrapin White, from Linganore Winecellars, I had to bring some home for a light Spring meal, maybe chicken or fish.
I experienced a new taste from a mead that is made with honey. There were 3 types of Honey Mead from Orchid Cellar Winery. The 2 spicy varieties, “Archer” and “Castellan”, tasted like a nice Port. The “Beekeeper” was a nice floral. What a surprise.
The Chef from Isabella’s in downtown Frederick was standing by with an enormous pan of their delicious Paella! No one wants to sample great wines from 7 local wineries on an empty stomach:)
Learn more about Frederick County Wineries at The Frederick Wine Trail.