From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Harford County Executive David R. Craig, joined by Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith as well as representatives from the Maryland Wineries Association, helped kick-off the Piedmont Wine Trail at Fiore Winery in northern Harford County. The Piedmont Wine Trail is Maryland’s fourth wine trail.
“We are proud to join with Baltimore County and the Maryland Wineries Association as together we launch the Piedmont Wine Trail,” remarked County Executive David Craig. “Harford County is home to three wineries and were delighted to support them and their counterparts in Baltimore County,” Craig stated.
“The Piedmont Wine Trail represents a true partnership, offering visitors a taste of our region,” commented Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith.
The public opening of the Piedmont Wine Trail will be at Legacy Chase on September 25. The Baltimore and Harford County region is home to many award winning wineries, including Boordy Vineyards, Maryland’s oldest winery.
There are currently 38 wineries in the State of Maryland, and the industry is growing at a rate of approximately 20 percent each year. According to a 2008 economic impact study, the Maryland wineries contribute $40 million in tax revenue to the state each year.
For more information regarding the Piedmont Wine Trail, go to www.piedmontrwinetrail.com.