Wine

At Big Cork Vineyards, our wines exude the grandeur of their origins and the aspirations of their namesake. Crafted by our experienced winemaker, all of our flavorful vintages are pleasing to both the palate and the eye. We believe in sparing no expense in ensuring our wines capture the heart and soul of our own vineyard-grown and locally sourced grapes — just part of what is included in our unique Big Cork taste. From your first sip to the smooth, silky finish, Big Cork wines will leave you anticipating the opening of your next bottle.

White Wines

2013 chardonnayChardonnay

Notes of crisp Anjou apples, vanilla and a hint of melon.

Stainless steel and French oak barrel fermentation blends citrus flavors with a buttery tone.

Awards & Accolades:
Gold medal at the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition, Silver medal at the 2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Bronze medal at the 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, Silver Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2013 viognierViognier

A very full-bodied, well structured wine with aromas of orange blossom and honeysuckle and flavors reminiscent of honeydew melon.

Awards & Accolades:
Silver Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2013 sauvignon blancSauvignon Blanc

A unique blend, including the highly aromatic Musque clone.

Fragrances of candied pineapple, followed by a palate of sumptuous stone fruit.

Awards & Accolades:
Bronze Medal at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Bronze Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2013 russian kissRussian Kiss

Russian varietals, blended with Muscat Canelli, form a mouth-watering embrace.

Fall in love with its strong floral notes and impressions of tangy kiwi and pineapple.

Awards & Accolades:
Bronze Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Double Gold Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2013 syrah rose

Syrah Rose

Fermented without the dark skins of the Syrah grape to create a light pink wine.

Crisp and vibrant with aromas of summer strawberries and red raspberries.

Awards & Accolades:
Bronze Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2013 traminetteTraminette

Semi-dry white made from the Traminette grape, a relative of the famous German Gewurztraminer grape.

Bright aromatics and fruity flavors suggestive of pineapple and melon with spicy notes.

Awards & Accolades:
Silver medal at the 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, Silver medal at the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition, Silver medal at the 2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Gold medal at the Eastern International Wine Competition, Bronze Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Best of Class at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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Vidal Blanc

Soft and sweet, yet deliciously versatile. Fruity, semi-dry, highly aromatic and suggestive of peach and nectarine.

Crisp to the palate, with a slight impression of citrus.

Awards & Accolades:
Best in Class at the 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, Gold medal at the 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, Silver medal at the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition, Silver medal at the 2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Bronze medal at the 2013 International Wine Channel TV Awards, Silver medal at the Eastern International Wine Competition

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2013 vidal ice

Vidal Ice

Made from Vidal grapes harvested in October, allowing the grapes to ripen to very high sugar levels.

Full-bodied balance of crisp acidity, fruity sugars and honeyed oak.

Awards & Accolades:
Gold medal at the 2013 Maryland Winemasters Choice Awards, Silver medal at the 2013 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition, Silver medal at the 2013 Grand Harvest Awards, Bronze medal at the 2013 International Wine Channel TV Awards, Silver medal at the Eastern International Wine Competition, Silver Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Bronze Medal at the 2014 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition, Bronze Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Best in Class at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition, Gold Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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Red Wines

2012 merlotMerlot

A smooth and lush wine blended with 8% Malbec.

Intriguing aromas of dark plum and cherry with vibrant, juicy flavors, firm tannins and a lingering finish.

Awards & Accolades:
Gold medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2012 cabernet francCabernet Franc

Medium-bodied and spicy by nature.

Blended with 7% Petit Verdot to add structure and weight.

Awards & Accolades:
Silver Medal at 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, Silver Medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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2012 Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon

Blended with Cabernet Francand Malbec, and aged in 100% French oak.

Fully structured with strong impressions of dark fruit with hints of cassis.

Awards & Accolades:
Gold medal at the 2014 Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition

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New Flavors To Be Unveiled Spring 2015 Including:

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