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Terrapin Station Winery Opens Tasting Room: Maryland eco-friendly winery opens for visitors
Terrapin Station Winery, located on Maryland’s upper Easter Shore and known for its fun, experimental, and eco-friendly approach has opened its Winery and new Tasting Room to visitors.
The Terrapin Station Tasting Room will be open through summer and fall, with tasting hours from 12-6 pm Thursday – Saturday and 1-5 pm on Sundays. Visitors may also tour the vineyard and winery. For information/
Owners Morris and Janet Zwick began the winery in 2003 and started selling wines in 2008. Opening the Tasting Room represents the next step in the winery’s evolution. The Zwicks’ long-range plans are to build an extensive Wine Tasting and Entertainment facility on the property. The current temporary Tasting Room provides a relaxed environment for indoor/outdoor tasting overlooking the fields.
The casual atmosphere fits Terrapin Station’s unconventional and fun-loving approach. “Too often, wine is stuffy and complicated. We use the best grapes and production techniques available to make great wines, but try not to take it or ourselves too seriously,” says Morris Zwick, winemaker and company President. Current wines include three white wines: Cayuga, Vidal Blanc and Traminette; varietal reds Shiraz and Cabernet Franc and a Cecil Red blend. Their distinctive Five Rivers Rose’, made from St. Vincent grapes, and new Better Red than Dead port-style Merlot blend have been popular with wine festival crowds.
Talk of keeping things light and fun belies the Zwicks’ serious commitment to the environment. They purchased the family property to preserve the land for agriculture and to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed from over-development. Terrapin Station wines are packaged in eco-friendly 1.5 Liter boxes which require less carbon energy to package, ship, store and recycle. The winery donates a portion of all proceeds to the Terrapin Institute to help restore the Diamondback Terrapin to its natural Maryland habitat.
About Terrapin Station Winery
Terrapin Station Winery is a small family-owned winery located in Elkton, Maryland. Located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, we are committed to being environmentally responsible, preserving open space and protecting the Diamondback Terrapin. We strive to make excellent Maryland wine using the best of old- and new-world techniques and to have fun sharing our wines.
Our White wines include: Cayuga, Traminette, Vidal. Red and Rose Wines: Cecil Red, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Five Rivers Rose’, and Better Red than Dead (port-style wine).
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Terrapin Station Winery is a small family-owned winery in Elkton, MD. Located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, we are committed to being environmentally responsible, preserving open space, protecting the Diamondback Terrapin and having fun.