News stories from 2008!

By . December 31st, 2008. Posted in In the Media

Eastern Shore and Annapolis Magazines

November 2008

Dr.Kevin Attics, Executive Director of the Maryland Wineries Association, discussed Maryland wines, stating, “we are producing wines that are winning international competitions – Boordy, Fiore, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Ankle – they have figured out the award-winning formula. We grow tomatoes as well as California, and we grow world-class grapes and make world-class wines.” See

The Washington Examiner

October 9, 2008 Entertainment Section

Scott Greenberg, “The Vine Guy”, a respected wine critic, listed our Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as “ a few of my favorite wines from the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard portfolio.” Scott stated that he “was blown away “ by our Pinot Grigio and that “It’s rare to find a single-varietal cabernet franc, and the good news is, this is a good one to find.” See

Bethesda Magazine

September/October 2008

Aidan Murphy, Vice-President of Operations for Restaurant Associates, the Company that services The Music Center at Strathmore, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other major venues in the East, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is quoted that “they [Sugarloaf] are producing some of the best [wines] in the region.” See

Washingtonian Magazine

August 2008

This issued carried an article by Dave McIntyre, the wine writer for the Washington Post which describes Sugarloaf Mountain and our friends at Black Ankle as “two bold new wineries are not just producing high-quality wines-they’re also changing the way wines are made in Maryland.” The article goes on to say “Based on my tasting of the 2007 reds in barrel, Sugarloaf should have no trouble producing outstanding estate wines.” See

“Metro Connection” on WAMU radio, American University

August 22, 2008

This broadcast of David Furst’s show on WAMU 88.5 fm featured a segment on local wines where Mr. Furst interviewed Dick Rosano, a wine writer for the Washington Post and Wine News, Mr. Rosano discussed wines and wineries in the region and cited SMV as “certainly among the best” in Maryland. He also gave specific praise to our red wines, naming our Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Circe as “very, very good”. Check the program out at


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