Get in a Situation-Sip During Maryland Wine Month!

ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 2, 2024) ~ Annapolis, MD - Governor Moore has officially declared March as Maryland Wine Month, and there is much to celebrate for wine lovers across the state. In collaboration with the Maryland Wineries Association, Maryland's Best has curated unique pairing and tasting experiences for participants to enjoy.

Throughout the entire month, followers of Maryland's Best Instagram or Facebook pages can look forward to suggested "Situation-Sip" pairings, a creative spin on the popular term "situationships". Wineries all over Maryland have carefully selected the best wines to complement various situationships. To participate, individuals can simply post their own "situation-sips" online and tag @mdsbest and @marylandwine. The top submissions will be featured online and lucky winners may even receive a gift card to their favorite winery.

According to Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Atticks, one of the department's goals is to introduce people to farms in different ways, such as through wineries. By connecting consumers with the land and showcasing where products come from, it not only enhances their experience but also emphasizes the importance of supporting local farms.

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To further encourage participation in Maryland Wine Month, residents are encouraged to download the free "MD Craft Beverages" app on Apple or Android devices. Those who check in at least three wineries using the app will be entered into a drawing for one of five Maryland-themed wine prizes. These prizes include tickets to two upcoming events - the Maryland Wine Experience on April 6th and the Maryland Wine Festival on September 14th. For a complete list of participating wineries, please visit

With 110 wineries located throughout every county in Maryland, there is no shortage of options for wine enthusiasts. The majority of these wineries are situated on farms or use at least 51 percent locally grown grapes in their products. In fact, according to the 2022 USDA Agricultural Census, there has been a 20 percent increase in the number of farms growing grapes since the last census in 2017, with a total of 239 farms and 1,472 acres dedicated to grape production.

For any questions or additional information about Maryland's wineries, please reach out to Maryland's Best Director of Special Projects Kristin Hanna at Cheers to Maryland Wine Month and supporting local farms!

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