One of the highlights of my recent Annapolis trip was our visit to Great Frogs Winery. We drove out of town, just after lunch, and were greeted with an endless row of glasses filled with a variety of their wines. Three reds. Two whites.
We were given some time to wander around as they set up our tables. Every inch of the property is picturesque. It’s the sort of place you could post up for days. Cheese, wine, sunshine… What else do you need?
We were given an overview of the wines presented for sampling and provided with an impressive platter of cheeses, fruits and nuts for pairing. The plates are catered from a local cheese shop in town. If you want to do your own tasting you can try 5 wines for $15. Make a reservation if you want the cheese plate, as well (of course you do), so they can order it in.
Afterwards, we were presented with three more wines. Dessert wines, this time. The first paired well with fruit, the second with cheese and the third and final port wine came with a chocolate bonbon dusted in green. I remember my guide in Portugal insisting port should always be enjoyed with something sweet.
After our tasting, we wandered out into the sunshine for a view of the property and the grapes they grow there. We learned how they harvest the vines and got to taste a few of the grapes. They’re much smaller than the ones you’re familiar with in the grocery store.
When it was time to go, we were all asking to stay longer. Trying some of the local food and drink is always a favorite of mine when I travel, and Great Frogs made it a fun experience.
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