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For those that are aged 40 and up following CDC guidelines. This is a meetup to provide outdoor only enjoyment with wine and good conversation during this crazy year.  We will definitely revisit the focus of this group to include indoors at a later time.
There will be multiple small events to keep in line within health guidelines. Looking for safe, like-minded people to enjoy outdoor sharing of wine, a little food, and good conversation.
Please note that over the year we've had several folk sign up for events and then not show. Please, keep your RSVP current (going or waitlist) so that others have the opportunity to attend. Our gatherings are not huge. We've found it necessary to mark a few as "no shows" and would rather not ask anyone to leave the group if they continue to not cancel.

Upcoming events (4)

Carribean Fest @ Linganore Winecellars

Linganore Winecellars

Join me for a Memorial Day weekend day of great tunes, great wine, and great food. Ticket sales are open NOW! Sorry VIP tickets are sold out but General Admission is still available. Scroll down to the Eventbrite Link:

"One of the longest-running and most popular festivals on the Atlantic coast, the original Caribbean Festival is back!
Listen to the sweet soulful sounds of the Caribbean with its steel drum and reggae beats, while sipping Linganore wines and enjoying the mellow vibes. There will be wine tastings, great music, artisan craft vendors, and authentic island cuisine."

General Admission Tickets Include:

  • Samples of 19 different wines, varying from dry to sweet to fruit wine, and a souvenir stemless wine glass
  • Samples of beer & cider from Red Shedman Farm Brewery
  • Live music from 10 AM-6 PM, featuring two live bands per day
  • Food & shopping from over 40 local vendors and artisans
  • Full bottle sales available at the Pavilion and inside the Tasting Room

Tickets are $37.50 + $4.95 online fee=$42.45

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caribbean-wine-music-festival-tickets-261206574897?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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Wine, Music, and Dancing with THE REFLEX at Tarara Winery

Tarara Winery

Let's kick off the summer by listening and dancing to THE REFLEX while drinking a little wine.

I advise that you purchase tickets in advance.
This is the first concert of the season. THE REFLEX is very popular, and tickets will likely sell out in advance! The link for tickets is below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reflex-ultimate-80s-music-tickets-265389345677

Tickets online are $20.00 (plus fee) and $25.00 at the gate. It is likely that tickets will sell out online and will not be available at the gate.

I will plan to arrive when the gates open at 5:00pm. I'll grab a spot on the lawn and attach RED, WHITE, and BLUE balloons to my chair. I suggest you arrive early so we can all get a spot on the lawn together. This will be a crowded event and the lawn space will fill up fast.

Remember to bring a folding chair and/or blanket. You may also want to bring some water and a snack to share. And don't forget your dancin' shoes!

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Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery for Lavender Fest

Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery

Join me for a relaxing visit to one of the prettiest venues in Maryland. Lavender Fest has become a local favorite. Sample your choice of wine, beer, lavender gin or vodka, sangria, or lemonade lavender slushies (sounds strange but it is delicious).

https://menu.iwallet.com/files/SpringfieldManorWineryWxsV_combined.pdf

"Join us for a day in the lavender field. Enjoy picturesque views, vendors, live music, food trucks, glasses & bottles of wine, pints & growlers of beer, handcrafted distilled spirits, educational seminars & demonstrations. Relax in the fragrant field, photograph the scenery, and shop the artisan vendors. Gifts, plants, dried lavender, and freshly cut bundles will be available for purchase.

Please note - wine tastings and beer flights will NOT be available during this event. Due to the size of the festival, only glasses & bottles will be available during the event. Check out our tasting room hours, wine list, and details about joining us for wine tastings & beer flights on the winery/brewery/distillery tab.

We will offer free tastings of our handcrafted distilled spirits including our award winning Lavender Gin & Lavender Vodka - limit one per person/must be 21 w/govt. issued photo ID..

All adults and children over 2 years of age require a ticket to attend the event. Tickets cover a single day entry to festival. Advanced ticket purchase is required. All ticket sales are final and event will be held rain or shine. Space is limited - purchase your ticket today. This is predominately an adult event due to the nature of the facility.

Lavender is a plant that thrives in direct sunlight. The event is hosted in our beautiful fields. We have limited areas of shade and lots of sunlight. Sunscreen, large hats, & umbrellas are recommended.

No outside food or beverages are permitted except bottled water."

Springfield Manor is home of The Maryland Lavender Festival
2600 plants of both French & English varieties produce a gardeners masterpiece. Peak bloom is Mid-June & a second bloom occurs in September. Blossoms are harvested at peak bloom to produce the award winning Lavender Gin & Vodka.

https://www.springfieldmanor.com/home2.html

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-lavender-festival-at-springfield-manor-sunday-june-12-tickets-86244350173

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Reggae Fest @ Linganore Winecellars

Linganore Winecellars

Join me for a summer day of great tunes, great wine, and great food . This has become a HUGE event. Last year, tickets sold out in one day! I can't even believe my luck that ticket sales are open NOW! Scroll down to the Eventbrite Link:

"Come celebrate the largest and longest-running Reggae Festival on the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Join us at Linganore Winecellars for the Summer Reggae Wine & Music Festival. Enjoy a relaxing day of listening to live bands, sampling Linganore’s delicious wines, authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted goods from around the world. Get your Reggae on at Linganore Winecellars’ Summer Reggae Wine Music and Art Festival!"

General Admission Tickets Include:

  • Samples of 19 different wines, varying from dry to sweet to fruit wine, and a souvenir stemless wine glass
  • Samples of beer & cider from Red Shedman Farm Brewery
  • Live music from 10 AM-6 PM, featuring two live bands per day
  • Food & shopping from over 40 local vendors and artisans
  • Full bottle sales available at the Pavilion and inside the Tasting Room

Tickets are $37.50 + $4.95 online fee=$42.45

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-reggae-wine-music-festival-tickets-265311522907?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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