Beginning September 7, 2013, Antietam Tours will operate guided tours and transportation to four of the five wineries on the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail in Western Maryland. There are six tours scheduled for September and October, and groups of at least six may create custom tour packages for other dates.
Tom Riford, president and chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau said, “This is the best way I can think of to tour our region’swine offerings. Not only will participants experience most of our wonderful wineries, they’ll get expert tour guide service from the experienced staff at Antietam Tours. This is an extraordinary journey combining agro-tourism, history and heritage tales, and unmatched Maryland scenic beauty.”
Each day-long tour includes transportation to and from Hagerstown or Frederick, MD, cold bottled water and snacks on the bus and a tasting at each location. The tastings at Orchid Cellar and Distillery Lane Ciderworks include a souvenir wine glass. Participants will enjoy lunch (not included in tour fee) at The Main Cup in Middletown, MD and, if time allows, make a stop at Allenberg Orchards near Smithsburg, MD for fresh, locally grown produce.
Scheduled dates are:
Saturday, September 7, 2013 *
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
*Festival at Distillery Lane Ciderworks
Tour price is $69/person. Reservations are required. Call 301-573-1930.