Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tours At The Vineyards At Dodon
The Vineyards at Dodon in Davidsonville gives tours and tastings by appointment only at $25 a person. Tour days are typically Thursday, Saturdays and Sunday at 2 p.m. They last about 60 to 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 410-798-1126 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours begin in the main building on site, which is a large wooden structure that was built by a team of Amish. The chairs and tables are all wood and light illuminates the room from large sliding glass windows. When sitting inside its easy to see down the long rows of vines that produced the wine on the table.
The farm is co-owned by a group of siblings and consists of the vineyard and horse training operations. Tom Croghan and Polly Pittman, co-own the vineyard, as husband and wife.
At Dodon, they have six different varietals spreading across 14.8 acres with planting starting in 2010. The grape varities planted include Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. There are 25,400 total vines, according to a fact sheet provided by the winery.
At full capacity the vineyard produces 3,500 cases of wine. The wines offered during a tasting in April included a Chardonnay, a white blend and a red blend, along with the Rosé offered at the start.