Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ahead for Sugarloaf: Grape Stomp, Winefest

Wanted to pass along this note from the folks at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in the northwest corner of Maryland's Montgomery County.

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard’s 2nd Annual Grape Stomp Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, Noon - 5 pm each day Come out and join the fall fun at our 2nd Annual Grape Stomp! We’ll have great music, food, vineyard and winery tours featuring our new tasting room and garden patio. You can enjoy tastings of our award-winning wines, including our new STOMP wine made especially for the celebration. To top off the fun, we’ll have a contest of grape stomping skill! Admission for those 21 and older is $10 and includes a wine glass and five tastings of select wines. Young adults and children under 21 are admitted free. Jump in with both feet!
On Sunday of the Stomp, SMV will host the presentation of the 2008 Royce Hansen Award by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment toward protection of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. MCA is pleased to name the award after its first recipient and one of the architects of the Agricultural Reserve. MCA is committed to the preservation of agricultural lands, rural open space, and the rural wedge. It is SMV’s commitment to support the efforts which have resulted in our pastoral countryside.
We are looking for volunteers to work the STOMP. Shifts are 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM each day. All volunteers receive free admission and a complimentary bottle of wine. If you are interested in joining the SMV STOMP team, contact Kathy ODonoghue at

Volunteer for the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Festival Team!Come join us for festival season! We are forming the team for the upcoming Riverside Winefest at Sotterley on October 4 and 5, 2008. The festival is held on the grounds of historic Sotterley Plantation on the Patuxent River in St. Mary's County, MD and serves as a fundraiser for the plantation. Volunteer shifts would be Noon-3pm and 3pm-6pm each day. Please see additional information in our Festival Schedule information below. All festival volunteers receive free admission to the festival and a complimentary bottle of SMV wine. If you are interested in joining the SMV Riverside at Sotterley Festival Team, contact Kathy ODonoghue at

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