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Spring Newsletter - 2019

Dear Wine Club Members, Heads up, some gratitude coming your way:    Spring at Black Ankle Vineyards is a time of rebirth – vines waken after a lon

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Black Ankle Vineyards addresses wine club dilemma by expanding tasting room

Melissa Schulte has been overseeing the wine club at Black Ankle Vineyards since it began in early 2011, shepherding the growth of an extended family

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With a growing interest in Maryland wine, Black Ankle Vineyards prospers

"I think there's just been a real boom in interest in local wine," says Sarah O'Herron, owner of Black Ankle Vineyards. (Kim Hairston/Baltimor

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Winter Newsletter- 2019

  Dear Black Ankle Wine Club Members, So, when is a new wine ready to release?  While Ed and I are pretty simpatico on many issues, on this poin

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Fall Newsletter - 2018

Dear Black Ankle Wine Club Members, Growing up, I was taught that if you can not say anything nice, you should not say anything at all. This growin

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Summer Newsletter- 2018

Dear Wine Club, Happy Summer!  Many of you have heard that we have purchased two new farms, with the idea of both expanding the amount of wine that

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With two new farms, Mount Airy's Black Ankle Vineyards prepares for big expansion

When Sarah O'Herron and Ed Boyce decided to start their own vineyard, they were business consultants and wine lovers — but they didn't have an

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101 Best Wineries in America 2017

When Leif Erikson dubbed the North American coast "Vinland" or "Winland" back around 1000 A.D., he may or may not have meant to call our continent a l

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Uncorked potential: Maryland's wine industry grows thanks to technology and collaboration

Starting off on the right foot begins with site selection: New wineries seek out the right land, then think carefully about which grapes will grow bes

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Maryland Wine In Pursuit of Excellence

Another winery that has seen a similar acceleration in profile and success is Black Ankle, in Mount Airy, about a 45-minute drive west of Baltimore. F

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Biggest surprise for Black Ankle owners: 'How positive the reception of our project has been'

Black Ankle Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Md., this fall will enter its 10th year of business amid a thriving wine club, a national reputation for quality an

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Wine clubs grow in popularity in Maryland

Wine clubs are becoming a popular sales model for wineries across the country, including in Maryland. This is also true in Mount Airy, where Black

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Spring Newsletter - 2018

Dear Black Ankle Wine Club Members, Rocks, rocks, rocks, rocks, rocks.  Sometimes we get a little obsessed, but if you are into vineyard soils in o

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Winter Newsletter - 2018

 Dear Black Ankle Wine Club Members, So, when is a new wine ready to release?  While Ed and I are pretty simpatico on many issues, on this point, w

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Fall Newsletter

Dear Wine Club Members, Happy fall!  As I write this we are heading to the end of our growing season and things ae humming along like crazy in the

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Summer Newsletter

 Dear Wine Club Members, All the way back in 1994 when I was just beginning my love affair with wine, I read about a winemaker from Burgundy by the

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Spring Newsletter

Dear Wine Club Members,   Happy Spring!   This is a lovely time of year for us in the vineyard, when the vines begin to leaf out again, the weed

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Winter Newsletter - 2017

Dear Wine Club Members,   Happy February and welcome back to Black Ankle Vineyards!  Our winter closing was short this year, but just enough tim

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November 2016 Newsletter

Dear Wine Club Members, Another harvest is in the winery, and we get to stop worrying about the weather and concentrate on making the best wines we c

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August 2016 Newsletter

Dear Wine Club Members, Happy August!  We hope you are surviving the record-setting hot summer without too much strife.  As miserable as the heat m

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May 2016 Newsletter

Usually, I start out this letter with “Greetings from Mount Airy”, but today we are sitting on the Gironde estuary in Bordeaux looking out over beau

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