The Layton family has been farming Lazy Day Farms in Dorchester County for several generations, on what has become 1800 acres of land. Over the years they have raised cattle and tomatoes; today they grow corn, soybeans, wheat and grapes. William and his wife Jennifer Layton, and their children Stephen and Alison, live on the Home Farm which is also the location of the new winery.
In an effort to diversify their farming operation the family reevaluated their business, and a few years ago joined Maryland’s growing wine trade. They planted their first grapes in 2007, choosing to grow grapes hardy and well-suited to the Eastern Shore. The name Layton’s Chance comes from a family property nearby, an indication of the strong family history in the area.
Come take pleasure in a “Lazy Day” at Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery by walking the nature trails, relaxing in the picnic areas, touring our farm and vineyard, all the while drinking our great wine.
Layton’s Chance welcomes groups and private parties at the winery.
Layton's Chance is also part of the Chesapeake Wine Trail. Find out more here: http://www.marylandwine.com/wine-trails-interior/Chesapeake-Wine-Trail
Near mile marker 89 on Route 50 turn onto Salem Road, directly across from Atlantic Rental. Take your first right onto Ravenwood Road. Follow this for 2 miles, until you come to New Bridge Road. Take a left on New Bridge Road and the winery lane will be about 200 feet ahead on the right.