Courtesy of Berrywine Plantations Linganore Winecellars
Anthony Aellen takes a personal interest in the folks who visit Berrywine Plantations | Linganore Winecellars. His favorite part of the winemaking process is developing a new wine and wondering if his customers will like it. A trip to the tasting room in the renovated barn provides the perfect opportunity for him to read faces and gauge reactions of wine enthusiasts. It is there that his team focuses on making a connection with the people who “walk away with a part of the family.”
The Aellen family’s introduction to winemaking began with Anthony’s grandfather, as a hobby in a basement in Brooklyn, New York. In 1971, the first acres of Linganore Winecellars were planted in Mt. Airy and the winery was established not long after, in 1976. Now, the Aellen family is proud to offer a diverse selection of over 25 wines.
Today, their winery is host to tours, tastings, weekend events, picnics, and festivals throughout the year. The expansive property offers a range of spaces that includes, in addition to the tasting room, a banquet hall, pavilion, outdoor patio and over 40 acres of rolling vineyards.
To plan your visit, check out Linganore Winecellars online at www.linganorewines.com.
Samantha Smith is an intern with the Maryland Wineries Association (MWA). For more about MWA, visit www.marylandwine.com. This blog is part of a series spotlighting Maryland’s wineries. Next up, Layton's Chance.