kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Great Grapes

Those of you in the mid-Atlantic states looking for something to do outdoors may want to check out the upcoming Great Grapes festivals. Touted as "wine, arts and food" festivals, they give you the chance get a taste of some local wine, food and entertainment. Here are the dates for those in the DC area:

Reston, VA: Saturday, April 14
Cockeysville, MD: Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10
Annapolis, MD: Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29

**If you go to Cockeysville, check out the Crawdaddies and the Junkyard Saints for some great New Orleans/Zydeco music. I've seen both of these bands at other festivals and they are fun!

**And if you go to the Reston event, be sure to stop by Horton Vineyard's table--their current Viognier is fantastic. They also bottled a Pinotage this year--typically a grape that's only used in South Africa.