90. Reggae Wine Festival
If you live in the Northeast, chances are you have one or two coping mechanisms in place for when old man winter shows his ugly face.
If you’re anything like me and my friends, what gets you through the winter is the mere thought that in a few short months you’ll be taking a scenic drive to the countryside of Mt. Airy, MD to spend the day at the Reggae Wine Festival.
Let’s start not with the reggae but with the wine. The Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy, MD produce a variety of wines for every taste and occasion. Their three main categories are Grape wines, Fruit wines and Specialty wines. If you like sweet, inexpensive wines, this is the place to go.
My absolute favorite is Skipjack, which is their version of a desert Riesling.
The Reggae Wine Festival spans two days – July 16 & 17, and features live music by Strykers Posse Band and the Image Band. It brings together thousands of Caribbean and non-Caribbean people to the expansive, beautiful grounds of the Berrywine Plantation where they lay out in the sun or under tents and just flat out enjoy themselves.
If you’re in the mood, you can take a tour of the winery or take part in the free wine tasting that is available to everyone. Also, bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the food vendors on site. Admission ranges from $15-$20 for adults and is free for children under 18.
Take my word for it and put the 2011 Reggae Festival on your calendar. If you enjoy relaxing with friends on a beautiful wine plantation, drinking delicious wines and dancing to live reggae music, you’ll definitely thank me for the recommendation. See you there!
Reggae Wine Festival
13601 Glissans Mill Road
MT Airy, Maryland