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Events at Boordy Vineyards

The Glen Arm winery hosts events throughout the summer.

By Jess Mayhugh | May 11, 2011, 3:30 pm

-Boordy Vineyards/Facebook
On The Town

Events at Boordy Vineyards

The Glen Arm winery hosts events throughout the summer.

By Jess Mayhugh | May 11, 2011, 3:30 pm

-Boordy Vineyards/Facebook

Boordy Vineyards, the Long Green Pike winery that's been in Hydes since 1980, has long been known not only for its sweet, palatable wines, but also for its lively events. Throughout the summer, the winery hosts tastings, concerts, and festivals that are a perfect way to spend sunny afternoons.

This season already, I've attended two of Boordy's events. I went to one of their "Reds, Whites, and Blues" concerts on April 17, which featured the bluegrass band Jackass Flats and lasted from 1-5 p.m. For $12, you gained admission and got a Boordy wine glass.

From there, you could purchase bottles of wine from various locations on the property and set up camp on the grass with blankets, foods, and friends. Of course, you can bring your own food, but Carl's Catering had delicious pit beef and pulled pork sandwiches, as well as savory sides like potato salad. The bluegrass band was an ideal backdrop for a lazy Sunday, as some more energetic folks got up in front of the band and started a dance party.

I also decided to spend Mother's Day at Boordy, where the idea is that moms get treated like queens (and are even provided with a tiara upon entering). The mid-70s weather, fun cover songs provided by Ellis Woodward and Company, and the family atmosphere combined for another great day. It was heartening to see dads flying kites with their kids, while moms got a much-deserved wine break with friends.

The wines we enjoyed that day (and there were many) really ranged: There was the juice-like Tango Peach, the well-balanced chardonnay, the fruity Jazz Berry, and the spicy cabernet franc. The Boordy wines have a huge breadth, as some are more playful and others more refined.

The winery hosts tons of other events throughout the summer—including next Saturday's "Girls' Night Out," which will feature live music, jewelry stands, and craft vendors. For a complete list of events, see their website.




Meet The Author
Jess Mayhugh is the digital editor for Baltimore, where she covers nightlife, sports, food, and events.

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