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  • New Crow Product List

    At Crow, we offer a wide range of fresh, local products. We have 16 different wines that you can choose from (check out our Savor Shop for descriptions on each) and we raise grass-fed Angus beef. Our chickens supply us with fresh eggs each morning, but they go fast! We also keep Langenfelder Pork and Eve’s Cheese selections in stock.

    Other local partner products: Aronia Jam, Crow Coffee Blend, and our very own Brothers’ Hemp oil, salve and flower.

    Sometimes we have unique products like wine pasta sauces, wine pairing chocolates, salsa and more.

    Give us a call and ask us about our products!

    For a complete list of all that Crow has to offer, CLICK HERE!

  • Thank You for Your Support

    We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our loyal customers and supporters.

    You have helped us through these trying times tremendously. Please check out our Here For You virtual tour video produced by local videographer and photographer Andover Media!

    View Video HERE

  • Laurie Forster: Wine Down Wednesday – Barbera Bash with Crow Vineyards

    5/13 at 7PM ET
    Wine Down Wednesday: Barbera Bash with Crow Vineyards

    Join Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach for a virtual wine tasting of one her favorite red wine varietals–Barbera. A staple of life in Italy’s Piedmont region, Barbera can be made in a variety of styles including Rosé, Sparkling and of course RED. Learn more about this special varietal that is grown in Italy, Australia, California and Laurie’s home state of Maryland. Barbera has always been a favorite of the farmers and vineyards workers as it is easy to love and affordable making it the perfect choice for Judy and Roy Crow’s Farm Vineyard.

    During the tasting, Laurie will showcase several Barbera based wines from Crow Vineyard & Winery in Kennedyville, MD alongside a traditional Barbera from Italy. Find out what makes this grape so delicious, food-friendly and why it should be on your go-to red wine list for spring as well as summer! Crow Vineyards winemaker, Michael Zollo, will join Laurie during the tasting to share the secrets to making great Barbera and answer your questions. Wines needed can be purchased from Crow Vineyard for pickup or shipped, or picked up at either Hair O’The Dog Wine & Spirits OR Bin 201.

    Step 1: Click Here to purchase a pass for this class.

    Step 2: Get the Wines!

     

    THE WINES:

    • Sparkling Barbera Rosé
    • 2019 Barbera Rosé
    • 2015 Barbera

     

    HOW TO GET THEM:

    Option 1: Pick-Up @ Crow

    • 3-Pack Set of the Wines – $60.00 + tax (a value of $75+)
    • Individual Wine Pricing (20% Off):
      • Sparkling Barbera Rosé – $24.80 + tax
      • 2019 Barbera Rosé – $16.00 + tax
      • 2015 Barbera – $19.20 + tax

    Option 2: Shipping

    • 3-Pack Set of the Wines – $80.00 + tax (includes shipping)
    • Individual Wine Pricing:
      • Sparkling Barbera Rosé – $49.00 + tax (includes shipping)
      • 2019 Barbera Rosé – $38.00 + tax (includes shipping)
      • 2015 Barbera – $42.00 + tax (includes shipping)

    Please call or email us to purchase wines for Laurie’s virtual tasting:

    Call: 302-304-0551

    Email: tastingroom@crowvineyard.com

     

  • Mother’s Day Local Gift Baskets

    This Mother’s Day think LOCAL!

    We’ve teamed up with several local partners in putting together 2 super unique Mother’s Day Gift Baskets.

    Pre-order your Mother’s Day Local Gift Baskets today, featuring these local partners:
    Each basket is $60.00 and comes with a bottle of wine and a Crow glass.
    Gift cards are also a great option, let mom choose what she’d like!
    Give us a call or shoot us an email to place your order:
    Call: 302-304-0551

    More Local Partners – Vandiver Inn Mother’s Day Wine Paired Dinner TO-GO!
    Vandiver Inn has partnered with us to put together a Mother’s Day prepped dinner and wine pairing. We’ll just leave the menu right here:
    The Menu & Pairings
    Appetizer
    Maryland Blue Crab and Homemade Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti,
    Lemon Cream Sauce, Crispy Romesco Bread Crumbs
    Paired with: Crow Vineyard Chardonnay
    Main
     Star Anise Rubbed Tritip Steak, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Seasonal Pickled Greens
    Paired with: Crow Vineyard Barbera
    Dessert
    Poached Pear Mini Bundt Cake, Whipped Honey Goat Cheese, Spiced Candied Pecans
    Paired with: Crow Vineyard Vidal Blanc
    $ 49 Per Person
    Includes Dinner, Wine & Gratuity
    2GO Special: $89 for TWO
    Click Here for more information on ordering, pick up and other offerings!
  • Family-owned farms and wineries are struggling to adapt during shutdown

    Washington Post

    Local

    Family-owned farms and wineries are struggling to adapt during shutdown

    Some businesses have had to close, but others have changed how they work to keep running

    April 23, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT
    “Earlier this year, business at Crow Vineyard and Winery in Kennedyville, Md., looked promising. Judy Crow, its co-owner, said she and her husband had spent more than a decade investing in wine production to diversify and sustain the family farm. In addition to planting soybeans, running a bed-and-breakfast and raising Angus cattle, they tilled about 12 acres of grapes, up from three acres when they set out, and produced 5,000 cases a year.”

    Continue reading Family-owned farms and wineries are struggling to adapt during shutdown

  • East Coast Wineries: In Love With Crow Vineyards

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 08, 2020

    In Love With Crow Vineyards Sparkling Vidal Blanc (MD)

    By Carlo De Vito
    Recently I was at the Eastern Winery Exposition 2020. At the Grand Tasting on Tuesday night of the three day exposition, I was offered a tasting of the Crow Vineyard Sparkling Vidal 2017. I eagerly accepted.
    Roy & Judy Crow are the owners of Crow Vineyards in Maryland. Lovely folks. I first wrote about them in 2013 but actually met them in 2017 at a tasting organized by Paul Vigna. It was there that I first tried their Sparkling Vidal (2014 vintage). As well as their Barbera Rose.
    Crow Vineyard Sparkling Vidal 2017 is a special wine. This is an estate wine. 1.7 tons of  grapes were hand harvested on September 12, 2016.  This wine was made in using the traditional méthode champenoise. And it was bottled  in March 2018.

    Continue reading East Coast Wineries: In Love With Crow Vineyards

  • The Maryland Wine Industry: Where It Stands

    The Chalk Report

    Sunday, April 5th

    By Andrew Chalk

    THE MARYLAND WINE INDUSTRY: WHERE IT STANDS

    INTRODUCTION

    The thing that grabs your attention when you look at the Maryland wine industry is that it is in a state of volatile flux. Simultaneously growing and pivoting, it renders any description at risk of being overtaken by the facts. In just the last decade, the number of wineries increased 250%, grape acreage more than 70%, the grape blend shifted decisively towards vinifera from hybrids, and Maryland wines began speaking for themselves by regularly winning medals at national wine competitions.

    HISTORY

    Most portraits of the industry lay it on heavily with the history. However, in this case, it is superfluous since Rebecca McCarthy’s Maryland Wine: A Full-Bodied History has already done this with depth and style that renders any other attempt liable to pale into triteness and inadequacy. The only thing to add to her 2012 edition is that it is nearly a decade old and lots has happened since its timeline stopped.

    SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

    TTB (the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) data show over 125 bonded wineries in Maryland in 2017 vs. 40 in 2007. Table 1 shows that the bearing and non-bearing acreage under vine increases from 299 in 2002 to 1100 in 2019.

    Continue reading The Maryland Wine Industry: Where It Stands

  • Crow Curbside Pick Up & Deliveries

    To our loyal and future guests, Crow Vineyard & Winery is still open and operating at this time!

     

    Thankfully, as a farm-winery we are considered essential businesses and allowed to remain open, and truthfully, we still have a lot of pruning to do with the vines heading towards bud-break and wines needing to be bottled. We are a working family farm with a small, tight-knit staff and we are encouraging our staff to take health and safety precautions, should they feel any measure of sickness, they should stay home. We would like to see that same measure being taken throughout our community to prevent spreading of the virus.

     

    Cleanliness is a large factor in this, we are sanitizing surfaces and product packages regularly, stocking bathrooms and our Tasting Room areas with the necessary items needed to follow protocol on handwashing and sanitizing and wearing gloves throughout packaging, payment and handling.

     

    Curbside pick-up and delivery –

     

    What we are offering now:

    • Open Monday – Sunday | 12pm – 5pm
    • If you already know what you would like to order you can contact us via phone or email and we will package it up for you
    • Products we can offer:
      • Wine (bottles & cases)
      • Grass-fed Angus Beef (by the pound)
      • Farm-fresh Eggs (when available)
      • Local Langenfelder Pork (priced per package)
      • Local Eve’s Cheese (1/2lb blocks)
      • Crow Coffee (whole bean)
      • Wine Pasta Sauce (pint)
      • Brothers’ Hemp Salve, Oil & Flower
      • Wine Pairing Chocolates
      • Gift Cards ($25.00 +)
    • Ask us about current sales!

    If visiting the farm is still not a viable option for you, we can make deliveries to the following area:

    • Chestertown
    • Millington
    • Galena
    • Chesapeake City
    • Rock Hall
    • Centreville
    • Queenstown
    • Kent Island

    Just call or email us your order of Crow products (wine, beef, cheese, etc.), have a minimum of $75.00 for your order, and we will schedule an appropriate delivery time!

    (Discounts do not apply to home deliveries).

    View Crow Products Here

    Call: 302-304-0551

    Email: info@crowvineyard.com

     

    We look forward to serving you in any way we can!

     

    Sincerely,

    The Crow Family and Staff

  • Celebrate MD Wine Crow Style

    Every year Crow Vineyard & Winery celebrates Maryland Wine Month with special events. Featured every Friday for the month are complimentary tastings of 3 of their award-winning wines served with local products, cheese, meats and various savories at their Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room located at Crow Farm Kennedyville, MD. Crow winds up the celebratory Maryland Wine Month with a Farm to Table Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm at Crow Wine Cellars (shown in photo above) located at the Queenstown Premium Outlets. Event Info

  • Bringing in the Harvest

    Bringing In the Harvest

    By Marie Morganelli

    Standing at the conveyor belt, I’m trying to keep my balance. It’s a brisk 55 degrees inside the winery. Gloves on, sweatshirt tied around my waist at the ready, I stare intently at the endless supply of grapes coming down the line. I do my best to grab every stem, leaf, bit of debris, and even a confused stinkbug or two, so that only the ripe merlot grapes make it into the vat.

    I’m so intensely focused – I must win! I must not let anything by! The integrity of the wine depends on me! – I sometimes forget that others surround me, each of us intently focused on the same task.

    Someone finally breaks the silence: “I feel like we’re Lucy and Ethel with the chocolates!” We all get the reference. The winery staff smiles politely, never saying out loud what I can only guess they were thinking: that they inevitably hear that from someone every single time.

    Until I experienced sorting grapes for myself, I never would have thought that standing at a table picking out leaves and bugs for hours at a time would be fun. Now that I have spent the better part of a week helping to bring in the harvest, I can honestly say this was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.

    Getting started

    I knew I had made the right decision to volunteer the moment I turned onto the long gravel driveway leading to the winery. Hanging a right past the Crow Vineyard & Winery sign, the corn fields gave way to a compact farm, complete with grain silos, a cattle barn, a smart-looking farmhouse (that doubles as a B&B) and a farm dog named Myrtle waiting to make my acquaintance.

    Co-owner Judy Crow was there to greet me as well, with a smile and an offer of coffee and breakfast. I declined both, and she led me to a bucket of clippers, told me to pick out my preferred pair, and showed me how to clean them.

    I, and the small handful of other volunteers who had gathered, hopped onto a waiting Gator. Judy transported us to our first harvest station while Myrtle gamely trotted along behind us. We quickly got to work. It was time to harvest the merlot grapes and there were many rows ready to come in off the vine.

    In the Vineyard

    Harvesting grapes is pretty straightforward. The vines were heavy with grapes, so we simply clipped off the bunches and gently tossed them into the waiting bins, known as lugs.

    Clip, toss, clip, toss. Sometimes I stood, other times I kneeled, depending on where the grapes were hanging along the vine. One smart volunteer brought a small portable folding stool to move with him as he cleared section after section.

    We worked in companionable silence as we filled the lugs, leaving just enough room at the top so they could be stacked without crushing the grapes.

    Working together

    Of the two days that I spent picking grapes, day one was much quieter. One person wore headphones as she worked, but most of us did not. I loved the sound of nothing at all. Sometimes I would hear the wind pick up and rustle through the leaves. Once, a flock of geese flew by. As if on cue, we all stopped clipping, stood in unison, looked up, and watched the geese fly over our heads.

    By day two, with mostly the same group of people, our silence gave way to easy conversation. Several of us had a connection with Italy, due to our heritage (the winemaker), citizenship (me), or having lived there for many years for work (a fellow volunteer). In breaks of conversations about Italy and wine, winemaker Mike, a trained opera singer, would serenade us with snippets from Italian operas.

    Getting my hands dirty

    After leaving a career where my days were filled with computer screens and emails, the opportunity to literally get my hands dirty while doing meaningful work meant a lot. My hands wound up covered with grape juice after both harvesting grapes and sorting them. The rest of me didn’t get that dirty, though if it had, I wouldn’t have minded the mess. I enjoy a good dirty job, and always have.

    Perhaps it’s this connection with the land that the concept of terroir is all about more so than the land itself. The vineyard manager, Brandon, has the responsibility of learning the viticulture, but anyone can – and should – learn the value of simply putting their hands in the dirt and working the land. I am convinced that knowing how you are directly connected to your food and drink that you helped create makes it taste even better.

    All in the family

    Crow Vineyard and Winery is a family affair. Owned and operated by Roy and Judy Crow and son Brandon, they also have a small yet dedicated staff. Over the course of the four days that I spent there, I asked pretty much everyone how long they had worked there. With the exception of one woman who had just started the week before, the staff has been there for years. That’s a sign that what I saw on the outside – that Judy treats everyone like family, while also being a shrewd businesswoman – is what keeps things running behind the scenes, too.

    Wrapping up

    We finished sorting the last of the Malbec quicker than expected. We credited the hearty grapes for that, making our work faster by being easier to sort. I was the last volunteer still on the line, and offered to help if there was anything else that I could do. “Are you sure?” asked Judy, somewhat incredulously. “All we have left to do is clean.”

    “You’ll get wet and probably covered with grape juice,” Brandon warned.

    “No problem,” I said. “Happy to help.”

    Brandon handed me a hose and I got to work. I spent several hours helping team members scrubbing, rinsing, and stacking the seemingly endless supply of lugs that will get stored away until next year’s harvest.

    I’ll be ready to get my hands dirty then, too.

    Marie Morganelli writes about travel, personal finance, higher education, and lots of other things. You can read more of her work at http://www.precisewords.org.