Visit Brookfield Farms Pumpkin Patch!

September 30, 2022 / News

Visit Brookfield Farms Pumpkin Patch!

One of the great things that happens in our neighborhood at this time of year: Sam and Mary Jane Roop open the Brookfield Farms Pumpkin Patch to the public for a fall celebration.

Brookfield offers hayrides to their 15 acre Pumpkin Patch (where you can pick your own pumpkin), a corn maze, a farm animal petting zoo, and other activities to entertain your children. It’s a great experience and an opportunity to purchase the perfect pumpkin for Halloween!

So on your way to Links Bridge Vineyards, stop at Brookfield and enjoy a special family adventure that has become a tradition in our area.

You’ll find Brookfield Farms at 8302 Ramsburg Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788, just up the road from Links Bridge.  The Pumpkin Patch is open through Oct 31.  Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm.  Fri-Sat 10am-6pm.  Sun Noon-6pm.  Visit for more information.

Best wishes for a great October!
Bob & Joan

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Last Chance This Year for Goat Yoga at Links Bridge!

September 30, 2022 / News

Last Chance this Year for
Goat Yoga at Links Bridge!

Our last Goat Yoga experience for this year will take place on Saturday October 8, 3-5pm!

Arrive a little early to savor a glass of Sangria before your class.  After class, enjoy a glass of wine on our tasting room terrace.  Before or after the class, take a stroll along the Monocacy River.

Exercise, relax, and enjoy!


Register for your class here on the Goat for the Soul website.  Sangria, the goat yoga class, and the after-class glass of wine are all included in the $40 ticket price.  Children are welcome!

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Links Bridge Vineyards: Upcoming Events

September 6, 2022 / News

Fishing at Links Bridge Vineyards
Photo by Karen Cool, copyright 2022

Links Bridge Vineyards:  Upcoming Events

Hello all,

We hope the summer is treating you well!

One of our guests made the “fishing” picture above while enjoying a glass of wine with friends on our riverside patio–we thought you might like it.

Apart from that, this is just a note to tell you about some things going on at Links Bridge Vineyards in the near future, and to remind you that the Maryland Wine Festival is also coming up.  Look below for information about:

  • Goat Yoga III, September 10, 10am-Noon
  • More Paintings From Elizabeth Floyd’s Master Classes, on display September 10-October 10
  • Wine Barrel Furniture by Roger Crist, on display Sept 10-18
  • Maryland Wine Festival, September 17-18

Bob & Joan

Goat Yoga III, Sept 10, 10am-Noon

If you missed the first two installments of Goat Yoga this summer, the third time’s the charm!  For more information, see our previous post.  To register for the class, look here.  And for more information about the goats and Goat Yoga, take a look at the Goat for the Soul website.

More Paintings by Elizabeth Floyd and her Students

Oh Jolly Summer–Nasturtiums and Lavender
by E. Floyd. All rights reserved.
8 x 8 inches – oil on linen panel.

Earlier this summer, Elizabeth Floyd and her students exhibited paintings from two of Elizabeth’s Master Copy Classes.  From September 10 through October 10, they will provide an encore with a new set of paintings from Elizabeth’s Floral Still Life class and from others of her Master Copy classes.  We think you will enjoy them!

For more information about Elizabeth’s classes and about her own work, see our writeup for the earlier exhibit, or go directly to Elizabeth’s website.

Wine-Barrel Furniture by Roger Crist, Sept 10-18

Bistro Table and Seats
by Roger Crist

Our neighbor Roger Crist designs and builds artful furniture and furnishings from old wine barrels.  Some of his best will be on display here at Links Bridge from September 10-18. Beautiful and interesting to see, this exhibit will also be a potential source of gifts for the holiday season–don’t miss it!

Maryland Wine Festival, Sept 17-18

Bob: Whatever wine that is, I want to try it!
Joan: Me too!

The 38th Maryland Wine Festival will take place at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, from 11am-5pm each day.  This is the state’s wine festival highlight of the year, and we hope you’ll attend on one day or the other (or both)!  For information about location, participating wineries, juried artisans and vendors, virtually all-day live music, and ticket sales, take a look at the Wine Festival website.

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Paintings by Robert Lipartito

July 19, 2022 / News

Landscape Paintings by Robert Lipartito
July 23 – August 7

Potomac Morning, © 2020, oil on canvas, 12” x 24”

Links Bridge Vineyards is delighted to announce an exhibit of paintings by Robert Lipartito, July 23 through August 7th, in our tasting room.  While Lipartito does portrait, still life, and occasional abstract paintings, this exhibit focuses on his landscapes which are primarily done “en plein air.’  In particular he has been successful in “quick draw” plein air competitions where his style is especially suited to capturing momentary lighting and the mood of the landscape.

He painted these for many years in his native Southern New Jersey and later elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic states. He strives to have a strong compositional element in his paintings, balancing between light and dark shapes and between warm and cool colors to depict structure and light.

Harpers Ferry, © 2016, oil on canvas, 16” x 12”

Lipartito studied art at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  He has given solo exhibitions at the Fleisher Art Memorial, the Cherry Hill (NJ) Public Library, and the Warden’s House Gallery (Mt. Holly, NJ).  His work has also been shown at Artists’ House Gallery (Philadelphia), the Reading (Pa.) Public Museum, the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Reading), the Hill Center (Washington, DC), the Art League Gallery (Alexandria, Va.), the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Philadelphia City Hall. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

For further information, take a look at Mr. Lipartito’s website, where you can see the full extent of his work:

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Goat Yoga Reminder!

July 19, 2022 / News

Goat Yoga Reminder!

This is just a reminder that Goat Yoga will be returning to Links Bridge Vineyards on:

Saturday, July 23, 10 am-Noon

Goat yoga is a special, heartwarming kind of yoga, fun for yogis at every skill level.  Cute, engaging, and lovable, these little goats will participate in the class, encouraging you to new physical and mental heights.

Before your class, savor a glass of sangria.  After class, enjoy a glass of wine on our tasting room terrace.  Take a stroll along the Monocacy River.  Bring a picnic or try one of our charcuterie platters.  Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the rest of your afternoon up on the terrace or down by the river.

Exercise, relax, and enjoy!


Register for your class here on the Goat for the Soul website.  Sangria, the goat yoga class, and the after-class glass of wine are all included in the $40 ticket price.  Children are welcome!

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Paintings by Elizabeth Floyd and her Students

June 1, 2022 / News

Paintings by Elizabeth Floyd and her Students–June 4 through July 3
at Links Bridge Vineyards

Elizabeth Floyd began her career as an architect, but her true passion was to be an artist.  Today she is a well-known painter in three main genres: still life, figurative, and landscape.  Floyd has received recognition in local and international art exhibitions and competitions.  Her work is represented in the Principle Gallery/Alexandria, the Anderson Fine Art Gallery, and Galerie Kornye West, and has appeared in numerous publications.

Floyd loves painting the flowers she grows in her own garden and works with oils in a colorist manner utilizing a full-color palette.  She teaches painting classes and workshops locally at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria, VA and the Arts of Great Falls in Great Falls, VA.  (Some of her classes are available on-line.)

Camellias and Witchhazel by Elizabeth Floyd. All rights reserved.

One technique Floyd used to develop her own amazing skill in still life rendering was copying masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  Analyzing and reverse-engineering the effects used in creating these masterworks enabled Floyd to learn new painting approaches and skills and apply them to her own work.  In her “Master Copy” classes, she now teaches this learning technique to her students.  These multi-week classes focus on work by a selected artist.  In the first half of the course, students expand their painting skills and powers of observation by creating a master copy of one of the artist’s paintings.  In the last half of the course, they apply the approaches and skills learned to a new painting of their own.  The basic idea is “learn new skills from a master, then apply them to your own way of creative expression.”

Table With Apples, inspired by Cézanne, by Elizabeth Floyd.. All rights reserved.

Floyd will be exhibiting some of her own Master Copy creations together with those of her students in our tasting room at Links Bridge. Works will include master copies and original pieces inspired by Jean Siméon Chardin, Willem van Aelst, and Paul Cézanne. After seeing these paintings, both inspirational and beautiful, some of you may be interested in joining one of Floyd’s classes.  In any case, the exhibit will be a joyful event and we invite you to study these paintings while you enjoy a glass of wine.

This special exhibit will be on display in the tasting room from June 4 to July 3.

For more information about Floyd’s classes and about her own work, go to

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June 3&4–Watercolors by Chris Carr

June 4–Goat Yoga by the river, 10am-Noon

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