Demonstrations, Seminars and Activities at The Maryland Wine Festival
Scheduled educational seminars on the tasting of Maryland Wines. Learn the sipping, swirling, and tasting techniques to distinguish the qualities of our states finest.
The Wine Education Seminars explains the sensory aspects of wine. The subject of wine and health is also addressed. These seminars are held every hour, on the hour, from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. (located in the Reception Barn)
On going demonstration of “Making Wine Bottle Stoppers”
Demonstrator, and long time woodworker, Tom Berry demonstrates the fine art of making Wine Bottle Stoppers. Stop by his booth on the outside of the long Implement Shed, and watch the artist at work. (located in booth G6, Berry Woodworks)
On going demonstration of “Multi-strand Hair Braiding”
Professional hair braider, Shannon Severn, has been braiding hair for over 15 years. More than your average three-strand braid, come see as she demonstrates the styles and techniques of multi-strand braiding. She will give you tips and tricks and explain as she goes. (located in booth C41, behind the Living History Center)
On going demonstration of “Chair Seat Weaving & Caning”
Demonstrators, Phil Bankard & Rick Barrick, having their own techniques and styles will share with you their expertise on the art of chair seat weaving & caning. Stop by and meet these local artists and watch them work at their finely tuned skill.
(Phil Bankard, located in booth G4, near Premier Tent, and Rick Barrick, on front porch, booth P1)
On going demonstration with the “Carroll Carvers”
Watch as long time demonstrators and artists, Tressa & Carl Barnhart work on their wood carvings of birds, ducks, canes, & characters. Learn the technique to an old time craft of “whittling”. (located in booth FH3, beside the Farmhouse.
Located in our inner circle, stop by the Maryland Grape Growers Association booth. Learn about techniques and steps in processing the grapes to make some of Maryland’s finest wines starting with fresh grapes and proceeding through crushing, pressing, and fermentation.
Amateur Wine Judging held on Sunday, at 1 p.m. Each pre-registered entry will receive a certificate of participation along with a copy of the judges’ rating form. The rating system is the standard AWS 20-point scale, which assesses appearance, aroma and bouquet, taste, balance, and aftertaste. Wines can be made from grapes, fruits other than grapes, and non-fruits (e.g., dandelion or parsnips). Judges are all members of the American Wine Society.
Scheduled demonstration on “Making Wine Jelly”, both days at 2:00 p.m. Located just outside of the Living History Center, learn just how easy it is to make wine jelly, in just minutes. Basic recipe available, great to make and give for a holiday gift with a special bottle of Maryland’s Wines.
Scheduled demonstration on “Painting Grape Borders & Motifs”, both days at 3:30 p.m. Located just outside of the Living History Center. Long time, Carroll County artist, Bonnie Hood will share with you a very simple technique using 2 sponges to make a quick and easy “grape” border and design.