Wine In The Woods

One of the premier wine events in the region, Wine in The Woods has won Best Annual Festival in Howard County by Howard Magazine for the past five years. Join us for a celebration of tastes on May 21 and 22 at Symphony Woods in Columbia, Maryland.

Big Cork Pours at Maryland Wine Festival

Our Big Cork team had an incredible weekend pouring wine at the Maryland Wine Festival! For two days, our team uncorked bottles and filled glasses with our Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah Rose, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vidal Ice! We are amazed at the outflow of support we received, and the new Big Cork fans we gained! For everyone who was there, thank you for letting us fill your weekend with Big Cork wine, and we look forward to filling glasses at our tasting room late this fall!

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Big Cork Vineyards Awarded 2014 Washington County Farm of the Year

Washington County Department of Business Development and Agricultural Business Development awarded our vineyard the Washington County Maryland Farm of the Year award! Our 100-acre farm has been in production for five years, producing black raspberries, pumpkins, vegetables, mixed timothy, orchard grass and hay in addition to our grape varieties for our wine. We are ecstatic that our farm was recognized by Washington County, and we look forward to opening our tasting room late this fall and welcoming people to our vineyard!

Big Cork Vineyards Winemaker Highlights Malbec Grapes

Big Cork’s Vice President of Operations & Master Winemaker Dave Collins highlights Malbec wines and discusses the ripening and harvesting process for these grapes.

Patriot News: The End is Near – Grand opening for MD’s Big Cork Vineyards only a couple months off

Big Cork Clouds

Article By Paul Vigna

Big Cork Vineyards is located in Rohrersville, Md., about 10 miles west of Frederick and 70 miles northwest of Washington D.C.

What’s there now are a couple of solid vintages of bottled wine, a lot of vines, and a great deal of expectation as construction continues on a 4,000-square-foot winery and tasting room. It’s scheduled to open in the fall, and based on the photos looks like it’s on target.

The vineyards are planed across 24 acres and feature 13 varietals, making it one of the largest growing vineyards in Western Maryland, according to the winery.

Based off a press release, here’s some information on their team.

The Big Cork Vineyards team also brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the wine and hospitality industries.  For President and CEO Randy Thompson, the hillside of his family’s farm was truly a field of dreams. Amid the rows of corn and hay, Thompson envisioned a vineyard with a grand winery filled with guests experiencing unforgettable moments with every bottle of wine.  He brought on Vice President of Operations & Master Winemaker, Dave Collins, who brings more than 30 years of winemaking experience to Big Cork. The skilled vintner, who holds a degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech, will oversee the growth and production of 24 acres and 13 varietals at Big Cork.
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Big Cork Pours at Wine in the Woods

The Big Cork team poured wine at the Wine in the Woods event at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD. Throughout the weekend, our staff and volunteers served hundreds that lined up to try our award winning wines including our Chardonnay, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Late Harvest Vidal Blanc and our new Merlot wine. Thank you for those that visited us at Tent #7 and took the time to try our wines. We are amazed by the support we received, and we look forward to seeing everyone at future tasting events!

 

A Wonderful Weekend at Wine in the Woods

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(clockwise from top left) Our delicious Chardonnay, Traminette, Vidal Blanc & Late Harvest Vidal Blanc are poured for tasters; a number of tasters flock to our tent to sample our fine Washington County wines; winemaker Dave Collins has some fun with our Big Cork goddess display prior to the festival; tasters sign up for our raffle: a Henri Bendel bag, a free wine tasting with Dave and a free case of wine; good times and good wines were the only thing on the Big Cork menu; President & CEO Randy Thompson pours a glass during Wine in the Woods.

Big Cork Vineyards was honored to share our white wines at this year’s Wine in the Woods festival. A number of volunteers helped pour, while hundreds of tasters lined up to sample our Chardonnay, Traminette, Vidal Blanc & Late Harvest Vidal Blanc. This was Big Cork’s first major wine festival, and it was a hit! A special thanks to everyone who helped set up, pour wine, Power Marketing & Advertising, LLC for all marketing materials and everyone who attended the event. Here are a few photos from the weekend. Like us on Facebook to see the rest.

Cheers!

 

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