Especially considering the size of the state, Maryland has an impressively diverse topography and climate. It is this diversity that allows for the variety in grape production. From eastern Maryland, with its flat lands, sandy soil and subtropical climate; to the marshlands of the bay; to the mountain pine groves in the west this state has four distinct growing regions, all of which are known to produce world class artisan wine.
Most of Maryland’s vineyards are planted here in the central region of the state. The Piedmont Plateau spans from the foothills west of Frederick to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grow particularly well here.