Photos by Betsy Schoonover

April 9, 2023 / News

Photos by Betsy Schoonover

Hello All,

© Betsy Schoonover

In our second exhibit of the year, April 15-23, Links Bridge will be displaying
photographs by local photographer Betsy Schoonover.  Betsy is self-taught and inspired by Frederick County’s land and cityscapes. As she says: “I get inspired every time step outside!”

Bob & Joan

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Paintings by Rosemary Gallick at Links Bridge Vineyards

March 30, 2023 / News

Paintings by Rosemary Gallick

Hello All,
This is just a short message to remind you that this weekend (April 1-2) and next (April 8) we are exhibiting paintings by Rosemary Gallick, a professional artist and art educator from Northern Virginia.  In this particular collection of her work,  Gallick features musicians painted in a pop-art style.

Cyndi Lauper © by Rosemary Gallick.

Gallick is a Professor of Art and Art History at Northern Virginia Community College.  She holds graduate degrees in art from Pratt Institute and Cornell University.  She has taught Art Appreciation and numerous Art History courses for 30 years, not only at NoVa but also at George Mason University.  She is a practicing (and award-winning) artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in local venues including Fairfax, Reston, and Vienna, Virginia.

If you have a soft spot in your heart for classic musicians, singers, and singer-songwriters, come on out and have a look!

Joan & Bob

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A Maryland Wine Experience!

March 29, 2023 / News

A Maryland Wine Experience!

Hello Links Bridge Wine Club members and Links Bridge Mailing List members,
Have you heard about “A Maryland Wine Experience”?  This two day program in Annapolis, created by the Maryland Wineries Association, will celebrate Maryland wines on Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16.
Saturday includes a series of fascinating classes followed by a late afternoon sparkling wine reception and finally a “grand tasting” that extends into the evening with food and live music.

The second day offers an in-depth tour of two Maryland wineries.  The classes, sparkling wine reception, grand tasting, and winery tours are ticketed as separate events so that you can focus on the things that interest you the most–or you can buy a single ticket for the whole weekend.

For detailed information about this wonderful program, look here.  And you’ll find an EventBrite page for tickets here.  We hope you’ll decide to attend some or all of this exciting weekend–and if you do, please use discount code TASTE23 for a 20% discount when buying tickets.

We hope to see you at the  Grand Tasting!

Bob & Joan

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Links Bridge Vineyards 2023 Events Preview

March 14, 2023 / News

2023 Events Preview

Hello all,

We’re happy to be open again for 2023, and we hope to see you here sometime soon!  We have quite a few things planned for the coming months and we’re sending this email to tell you a bit about them.  A couple of events have dates still to be determined, and we may add additional events as the year progresses.  But this will give you an idea of what we’ll be doing, and when.  We’ll provide further detail as each event approaches.

Bob & Joan


Wine Club pickup weekends

-Friday-Sunday, May 5, 6, and 7
-Saturday-Sunday, August 19 and 20
-Friday-Sunday, November 17, 18, and 19


We are normally open from 11am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, and Veterans’ Day.  However, we won’t be open on Easter Sunday (April 9).  During the coming year we’ll also be open on two non-weekend holidays:

-Memorial Day May 29, Noon-6pm
-Labor Day, September 4, Noon-6pm


May 12—Off Center Events Murder Mystery.  A murder will take place in the Links Bridge Tasting Room on Friday evening, May 12th!  Attendees at this event will be given roles and participate in the unravelling of the mystery. (No lines to learn or special skills required.)  From 6:00-8:30 pm.  Ticket price includes your first glass of wine, a personal charcuterie board, and dessert.  Meet some interesting people, including a murderer! Space is limited. Sign up at:

Yoga.  Several times each summer Links Bridge is the venue for Goat Yoga classes provided by Goat for the Soul.  They never fail to please!  Ticket price includes a mimosa before the class begins (come a little early!) and a complimentary tasting of 7 wines up at the tasting room when the class is over.  We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the terrace or down by the river.  To sign up, go to the Goat for the Soul website.

-Sunday, June 4, 10:00am-Noon
-Sunday, July 16, 10:00am-Noon
-Sunday, Sept 17, 10:00am-Noon

Exhibits by Local and Regional Artists.  As in past years we will be featuring work by local and regional artists on the walls of our tasting room.  We have an especially interesting lineup for 2023:

March 25-April 9—Rosemary Gallick.  Professor of Art and Art History at Northern Virginia Community College, will present iconic portraits rendered in a pop art style. If you’d like to meet her, Ms. Gallick will be at our tasting room on March 25, 12:30-3pm.

Aril 15-23—Betsy Schoonover.  Local photographer who has captured some landmark scenes in Frederick County, including our own Links Bridge.

May 13-22—Pauline Rakis.  An inspiring personal story for Mothers’ Day.  Rakis retired from the world of commerce and banking at age 54 to immerse herself full-time in art that ranges from abstract to representational.  As in some of the best wines, she creates fine and unique blends of these varietals.

© Kimberly Keller

June 3-19—Kimberly Keller:  Parade Project.  In a series of stupendous images that she calls “Parade Project,” photographer Kim Keller explores the ways that parades and public holiday celebrations continued to attract performers and audiences throughout the pandemic.

August 19-20—Roger Crist.  During our August wine club pickup weekend, master woodworker Roger will be at Links Bridge with a display of furniture and accessories made from wine barrels.

© Amy Browning-Dill


August (Dates TBD)—Amy Browning-Dill.
Water colorist who has won a number of plein air competitions, including the Frederick County Barn Stormers event in 2021 and 2017! She will be exhibiting both watercolor and acrylic original landscapes.

Sep 2-10—Pauline Rakis.  Rakis returns (see May 13-22) with a second selection of paintings that demonstrate her immense range of interests.

Sep 16-Oct 1—Robin Seidel, Pamela Herrick, and Stephanie Torres.  A collective exhibit from a diverse set of local artists united in a passion for painting.

© Helene Ruiz


Oct 28-Nov 12—Helene Ruiz.  Professional artist from New York who has been painting and drawing since early childhood.  Her individual style ranges from surreal to fanciful representations of urban life and culture. Imaginary and dreamlike world expressing her feeling about today’s society.

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Links Bridge Vineyards Winter Schedule

November 22, 2022 / News


This is just a short note to let you know that we will be open Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 26-27) and the first weekend in December (Dec 3-4).  After that we will be closed except by appointment during the remainder of December and all of January, opening again the first weekend in February (Feb 4-5).

We would love to see you here over the next two weekends, but if that doesn’t fit your schedule we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of holidays!

Stay warm!
Joan & Bob

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Drawings and Paintings by Brittany Wright

November 22, 2022 / News

Drawings and Paintings by Brittany Wright

Hi all,

This year Link Bridge Vineyards has shown works by six different artists or groups of artists. To close the year, we’re very pleased to announce one last (but not least) exhibit.  From November 26 through December 4 we’ll be displaying drawings and painting by Brittany Wright.

Brittany is a full-time engineer, a mom, and as if that wasn’t enough, she is also a person who enjoys painting and drawing. Creativity is an important asset in engineering and mothering, but Brittany has an excess of this quality which she channels into her art.  This is Brittany’s first show since high school, but hopefully we’ll see much more of her work in the future.  Her drawings and paintings are original, lovely, and exquisitely executed.

(They’re also affordable if you happen to be thinking about holiday gifts!)

Come on by and take a look!

Bob & Joan

Dates and Times
Saturday and Sunday Nov 26 -27, 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday Dec 3-4, 11 am to 6 pm
Weekdays by appointmen

P.S. You can see more of Brittany’s work at her Etsy shop, “A Tale of Two Brits,”which she shares with her similarly creative husband.


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May 27: Memorial Day, Open 12:30-6:00 pm

May 18-June 2:  National Parks: Our Best Idea.  Photos by James Schlett.

June 15:  Goat Yoga Returns!

(Look here for our complete upcoming schedule of artists’ exhibits for the year!)

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