On a small corner of Kent County a family farm is supporting a very important part of the Maryland economy and tourism. The Crow family, owners of a 3rd generation 365-acre farm, are real pioneers in the Maryland wine industry. Their vision to diversify the farm in a way that shares the farm winery experience with tourists from around the country is certainly paying off. In June of 2023, Governor Wes Moore and Secretary of Agriculture, Kevin Atticks visited Crow Farm so they could see firsthand the farming diversification and sustainability model that the Crow family respectively promotes.
“Behind the Scenes” Wine Seminars at Crow
At Crow we believe the ultimate wine experience is sharing how we make wine with those who wish to get a hands on experience with our authentically driven farm vineyard operations. As farmers, we are completely transparent about how we respect, till and cultivate our lands. Now a successful farm vineyard and winery, we seek to share how we craft wines that are 100% sourced from our farm vineyard.
To this end, we conduct educational and interactive “Beyond the Glass” wine seminars each year where participants get an inside look into our operations and can participate in our winemaking.
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 runningApril 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.”
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Wine, Sip, Stay
“It’s incredible that they have done so much in the past ten years!”
When we drove over to the middle of nowhere on Maryland’s Eastern Shore the only thing we passed for miles was a rest stop. We finally got to the driveway that yielded a sign that said Crow Vineyards. We were delighted to find a long driveway that led to a main house and working farm.
For Crow and its staff it is important to deliver a level of hospitality that reflects the quality of their wines. Each visitor we greet at our farm vineyard, winery and farmstay B&B is given attention, education as to our wines and a chance to see firsthand how a working farm works. It’s not too done at Crow everything is natural, friendly and committed to excellence in service and in the wines we create and serve. But don’t take our word for it read what this bride had to say about her recent visit to Crow.