Cool Ridge Vineyard’s terroir is accentuated by a combination of steep, south-facing slopes and fertile, well-drained limestone soils creating a special environment ideal for growing wine grapes.
Our 15 acre Estate Vineyard is planted in 9 varietals of vinifera grapes.
The vintner has selected the vinifera white varieties of Chardonnay, Viognier, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, and Pinot Gris and the big reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. While all of these varieties provide many challenges, the careful hand pruning in winter to the hand harvesting in fall, and the many footprints in the vineyard in between, create a balanced vine yielding superior fruit. Our goal is to grow grapes and produce wines of the highest quality by maintaining hands-on, personal nurturing of each grape grown and each bottle of wine released. We believe that the Piedmont Region of Western Maryland has proven to be ideal for grape growing and fine wine production…....We hope you agree!