This past weekend, Cecilia invited me to join her and Olga at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD for a wine tasting event. I’m not one to turn down an invitation to any sort of food/wine event, but I was particularly excited to check out a Maryland vineyard. Virginia wineries are a bit closer to DC, so I tend to gravitate to them for local wine tasting–but after a day at Broody, I might have to reconsider that default.
Perhaps it was the perfect Fall weather, or the soft jazz that accompanied our wine tasting, or the tasty reds, or the beautiful barn that had us all thinking weddings, but it was a pretty great day at Broody–and it’s certainly a place worth checking out.
We were lucky enough to go on a tour with Rob Deford, the owner and CEO of Boordy Vineyards. He led us through the vineyards and the cellar, explaining how Boordy is able to produce its full-bodied and bold red wines. He also told us the story of how Broody got its name: the original owner lived in France, and his young daughter couldn’t pronounce Bordeaux. Instead, Bordeaux became Boordy–and that’s what he named the vineyard.
There are plenty of beautiful wineries around Maryland and Virginia, and Boordy doesn’t miss the mark. As we wandered around the property, we couldn’t help but ooh and aah and talk about how beautiful the space would be for a wedding. But Boordy has the wines to back it up. As a red wine lover, I was really pleased with the Landmark Reserve (cab, merlot and petit verdot blend) and the Cab Franc.
Every Sunday in November, Boordy hosts “Soups in the Cellar,” where you can taste wines, stay warm with a bowl of soup, and listen to live music. Check it out!