Maryland Wine Week

Ah, June…the official month of summer,  Dads and grads, weddings, and  perhaps our favorite…vacation planning!!

Sure, not everyone vacations in the summer, but certainly a lot of folks do.

What’s that?  Not planning any big trips any time soon?  Are we making you feel bad? Please don’t despair!  We’ve got just the thing for you…


By Don Kasak via Wikimedia Commons

A while back we suggested a trip to Chestertown might conjure up the Paris vibe .  This time, we want to send you to the wine country.  Not enough time to fly across the country to Napa Valley?  No worries: did you know there are over 60 wineries right here in Maryland??   There are “wine trails” throughout the state offering self guided tours of the wineries in each region.  Our region, of course,  is the Chesapeake Wine Trail, and 2 of the twelve wineries on the trail are right here in Kent County.

Both Cassinelli Winery and Crow Farm and Vineyard are less than 20 minutes from the Brampton Inn and either one makes an excellent day trip for a wine tasting and tour.  And for even more wine tasting fun, check out the terrific menu our friends at the Imperial Hotel are cooking up for you, paired with Maryland wines, for Maryland Wine Week:

Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:30 p.m.

This will be an evening of outstanding Hand Selected Maryland Wines

Paired to a Great Local Farmstead Grill Menu

The Evenings Grill (Buffet)

  Heirloom Tomato Salad

Grilled Local Vegetables

BBQ Grilled Oysters on the Half

Grilled Free Range Chicken

Grilled Crow Farm London Broil

Kent County Green Salad

Chapel’s Country Creamery Cheeses & Local Fruits

$45.00 per person(Tax & Gratuity not Included)


Seriously, how much more local can it get:   How often do you get the chance to sample local food and wine at the same event?!  What a great opportunity…

And as a special treat only for our dear blog readers, stay with us on Tuesday night, June 18th, mention this blog post and get 12% off the regular room rate (that’s a percentage point for each winery in Kent County!).