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“Top Notch Wine Tasting Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery
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Owner description: Maryland's premier meadery and winery specializing in complex honey wines as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, Internationally awarded.
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“Top Notch Wine Tasting Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Orchid Cellars makes award winning Polish mead - the gold standard of European Meads. The owners, who emigrated from Lodz, Poland to the US, decided to make Polish mead when they settled in Middletown, Maryland. They are committed, talented and know how to delight and entertain. Their meads, best served with dessert or during that long, wonderful part of a dinner when you bring out cheese, fruit and nuts, are amazing and very complex. Tastings cover 4-5 meads for 6.00 and the merlot made by Orchid Cellars is also served. If you are a good guest this generous couple will pull out other meads to try as well - Orchid Cellars makes about 10 different meads ranging from the traditional (honey and lemon) to the unusual (rose petals) to meads that embrace newer tastes (with the kick of hot pepper). Meads were traditionally made by medieval monks and the tradition carries on at Orchid Cellars. You will see a full range of meads made with fruits, spices, honey and flowers.

The Tasting Room is lovely and 6-7 people can sit comfortably at the tasting bar. There are a few tables in the room as well. Outside a lovely patio provides a panoramic view of farms, fields and the Catoctin Mountains. Orchid Cellars is also one of the wineries on the Antietam Trail and there is a lot of history in the area. Don't miss this winery if you are out and about around Frederick.

Visited October 2013
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