Only a week ago today, I was joined by thirty or so writers and wine trade folks in Frederick, Maryland as we kicked off TasteCamp 2017 at Burnt Hill,  Old Westminster Winery‘s future vineyard site. Over the course of the weekend, we also visited Smoketown Brewing Station, Black Ankle Vineyards, Big Cork Vineyards, Attaboy Beer, McClintock Distilling and Boordy Vineyards. During those visits, we also had the opportunity to taste wines, meads and spirits from other local producers.

Much more content coming on various things related to the event, but in the meantime, a bit of a photo essay from the trip.


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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. Since then, the site has become the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news. Formerly the editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette, a contributor to Edible Brooklyn, wine columnist for and regional editor for Appellation America covering the Long Island and Hudson River Valley regions, Lenn contributes to Edible East End, Palate Press, Patch and is the wine columnist for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. Lenn is also on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, a yearly regional wine immersion event for writers and bloggers. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating drinking local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.