Awards at the Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition

By . May 30th, 2016. Posted in Awards

The Amenti del Vino Wine Society’s Eastern Connecticut Chapter – AWS held it’s International Wine Competition May 28, 2016. SMV’s Penelope 2014, Circe Reserve 2014, and EVOE! 2013 were all awarded Silver medals. Our Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012, Chardonnay Reserve 2014, Rosé 2015, and Pinot Gris 2015 won Bronze medals.

A Reminder of Our Customer Policies

By . April 20th, 2016. Posted in At the Winery

As spring turns to summer, we all enjoy the great outdoors especially with a glass of wine here at SMV. We are busier at this time of year and welcome many customers during the week and especially on weekends. So, we like to take this time to direct your responsible attention to these five core… READ MORE

SMV Wins at the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

By . March 20th, 2016. Posted in Awards

Our Chardonnay Reserve 2014, EVOE! 2013, and Circe Reserve 2014 all won silver medals at the 2016 Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in March. This competition is the world’s largest charitable wine competition to benefit Camp Good Days. 3,824 wines were entered from 26 countries, including wines from all 50 US States and 6… READ MORE

SMV Wins BIG at the 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition

By . February 20th, 2016. Posted in Awards

SMV brought home multiple awards from the International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC), where judging took place on February 16 & 17. Our Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012 was the biggest winner, bringing home Double Gold and Best in Class! Our Circe Reserve 2014 won Gold, Evoe 2013 and Cabernet Franc 2012 both won Silver, and our… READ MORE

News stories from 2014!

By . December 31st, 2014. Posted in In the Media

SMV Featured in Outlook by the Bay October 25, 2014 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is featured as the cover story of Outlook by the Bay magazine’s Fall 2014 issue. The article, “Second Careers: Developing a Vineyard and Winery”, written by our very own Kathy O’Donoghue, highlights how Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard came to be the successful vineyard… READ MORE

SMV on East Coast Wineries Blog

By . June 1st, 2013. Posted in In the Media

June 1, 2013 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard was featured in the June 1 blog on, written by author, editor, and publisher Carlo DeVito. Mr. DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles, including the book East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia. He writes about his… READ MORE

News stories from 2012!

By . December 31st, 2012. Posted in In the Media

Local Blogger Features SMV in “Buying Local for the Holidays” Series November 29, 2012 Washington DC photographer Bob Cullen has featured SMV in his entertaining and informative “Buying Local for the Holidays” blog. This season, he has been writing of local holiday gift ideas from the DC area, highlighted with his beautiful photography. In his… READ MORE

News stories from 2010!

By . December 31st, 2010. Posted in In the Media  |  10 Great Places for Local Wines October 7, 2010 Road Trip Section The October 7, 2010 issue of’s travel destination section included a compliment to Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. The article, 10 great places for local wines, quotes David McIntyre, wine critic for the Washington Post. The article lists ten of the most… READ MORE

News stories from 2009!

By . December 31st, 2009. Posted in In the Media

The Washington Post September 27, 2009 Road Trip Section The Post article “From Farm to Picnic Table” includes SMV as one of several places in Montgomery County Maryland dedicated to the locally grown produce movement. The writer says SMV is “worth a stop for a taste”. To read the article, link to DC Magazine… READ MORE

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… READ MORE