Links Bridge Vineyards Hosts Paintings by Melissa Carr
From August 11 through August 26, we will host a colorful selection of abstract paintings by Frederick County artist Melissa Carr. Melissa specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. She earned a degree in graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburg and is working on a Masters in Education at Mount St. Mary’s University. This is leading to a fourth specialization–encouraging the creativity of children and introducing them to the world of art.
We hope you’ll come on by for a look at Melissa’s paintings and enjoy a glass of wine at the same time! You’re also invited to meet Melissa at a reception on Friday evening August 17th, 6-8pm.
Weekend of June 30-July 1—three important announcements!
Tasting Room Closed Sunday July 1.
We’ll be hosting an important family party that day and we apologize in advance for not being able to be open for everyone else at the same time.
Wine by the Water!
On Saturday June 30 we will be introducing two new wines on our patio overlooking the Monocacy River. Come on by for a complimentary tasting of our 2017 Albariño and 2016 Cabernet Franc. Both will also be available by the glass or bottle. Bring a picnic and a friend!
(Please note: on Saturday our tasting room will also be open as usual from 11 am to 6 pm, where we’ll be serving our seven original wines.)
Art & Wine!
Saturday June 30 thru July 15 local artist Sarah Fitzsimmons will display a number of her wood sculptures at out tasting room. Through these sculptures she creates representations of her own relationship with nature and hopes to inspire others to connect with nature and themselves. We hope you will enjoy these unique pieces while they are on display.
We’ve just bottled seven new wines, and we’re pretty excited about the results! We’ll be introducing these wines later this summer and will tell you more about them then, but here’s the list:
2016 Monocacy Blend (a merlot/cab franc blend)
2016 Cab Franc Bin 7
2016 Cab Franc Bin 10
2017 Riverside Chardonnay
2017 Hillside Chardonnay
2017 Vidal Blanc.
We’d like to thank Ernie Yoder and St. Michael’s Corkers for two successful bottling days, one here at Links Bridge Vineyards (2017 whites) and another over at Maryland Wine Cellars (2016 reds). Thanks also to our own bottling team, including Cody Allbright, James (Rudy) Martin, and Celine Rosenwald, and to the folks at Maryland Wine Cellars.
As always, we look forward to seeing you here at Links Bridge Vineyards!
[Note: this is pretty much a re-post of our February 24th message about Maryland Wine Month. We’re sending it again because it seems that our newsletter system was not working correctly the first time around. We think we have corrected the problem, and if so those who have signed up for our newsletter should receive this in an email. We’ve edited the message a bit to adjust for the passage of time.]
March is Maryland Wine Month, an ideal time to visit some (or a lot) of the growing collection of wineries in our state. Links Bridge Vineyards would be a good place to begin, as March is also the first month we will be open. But Maryland has an incredible array of wineries that are making very good wine, and we urge you to check all of them out. Many have special Maryland Wine Month events scheduled.
As you explore the state’s wineries during March, be sure to pick up a Maryland Wine Month Challenge Card, have the card stamped by each winery you visit, then email a photo of your card to the Maryland Wineries Association at the end of the month. There are prizes, the most magnificent of which is a Maryland Wine Lovers Weekend for Two.
For more information about Maryland Wine Month and the Challenge Card, take a look at the Maryland Wine Month page on the Maryland Wineries Association website.
You Can Also Celebrate Maryland Wine Month by Joining the Frederick Wine Trail’s Poker Run
Visit any participating Frederick Wine Trail winery during March, and receive a poker run playing card along with your tasting. Collect at least three cards throughout the month to be eligible to play in the Game Day Tournament on Friday, April 6th at Linganore Winecellars, 6:00-8:30pm. The more cards you collect, the better your chance of winning! For more information, ask at any of these wineries: