David M. Bueker wrote:
Rahsaan wrote:Thanks for the reply.
Riesling in Maryland, wow, I guess I know very little of the state, although typecast it as a bit swampy and humid, but obviously it is as micro-climate diverse as any region on earth..
Oh there are places that are swampy and humid, but also cooler spots. I wish someone would try planting more in the western hills. Many of the wineries are in the eastern area near Baltimore (where my wife is from), and I bet they have to use a lot of chemicals to avoid rot.
Spot on comment. Maryland shares the same ridge that the best Virginia wines come from. I would guess the climate would be excellent for Riesling, and Cab. Franc as well as others. there are too few wineries out that way. I actually prefer Vurginia's whites (Viognier and Riesling) to its reds. The reds are too affected by the heat and the rain. They are weedy and just bad. I've had a few cab. francs I've enjoyed, but the best are the whites, and of course Paul B's beloved Norton and hybrids. The hybrids make excellent dessert wines.