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Smithsburg, Maryland 21783
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For Immediate Release:

NEW WINERY NOW OPEN IN WASHINGTON COUNTY; Red Heifer Winery on 100-acre Farm Selling Sweet and Dry Wines; Washington County Commissioners Welcome New Agri-Business

Red Heifer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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(Smithsburg, MD) -- Red Heifer Winery, a new Washington County vineyard and winery, opened officially on Tuesday November 27th. The Washington County Board of County Commissioners, along with business and community leaders attended the grand opening-ribbon cutting luncheon event.

Located between Smithsburg and Cascade on Raven Rock Road, Red Heifer Winery is situated on 100-acres of family-owned farmland and has an established 3-acre vineyard. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsored the ceremonies and luncheon. Attendees included officials from the University of Maryland, the Maryland Wineries Association, Knob Hall Winery, Senator Christopher Shank's office, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission and its Agricultural Marketing Department.

According to the owners, Kevin and Yvonne Ford, "Our winery offers sweet and dry wines, and these include: Catawba, Blueberry, Red Heifer White (Vidal Blanc with 3% residual sugar), Vidal Blanc dry, and we are almost ready to bottle our special French Oak-aged Cabernet Franc. The wines are terrific, and already are being well received by customers at tastings and other events."

The Fords also say that gift cards and merchandise are available for sale, in time for the holidays.

Red Heifer Winery joins Knob Hall Winery and the future Big Cork Winery on the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail. Red Heifer Winery welcomes the public from Thursdays through Sundays.

Tastings are happening at the winery, and wine can be ordered from or by calling 301-824-5210.

All of Red Heifer wines will be available for sale by the bottle or by the case at their on-site location. (Case purchases will receive a 10% discount.)

Red Heifer wines can also be purchased at:

Village Spirits in Smithsburg (301) 824-7004
Country Spirits in Cascade (301) 241-3366
The Wooden Keg (301) 733-6594
Longmeadow Wine and Liquors (301) 797-6906

Red Heifer wines can be enjoyed at the following restaurants:
The Broad Axe - 28 West Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 - (301) 733-8454
The Gourmet Goat - 41 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 - (301) 790-2343
28 South - 28 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 - (240) 347-4932
The Plum - 6 Rochester Plaza, Hagerstown, MD - (301) 791-1717

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If you'd like more information about this winery or to schedule an interview, please contact Kevin or Yvonne Ford at 301-824-5210 or email

Red Heifer Winery is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information see:

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