Winegrowing, like most farming, stems from a love and respect for the land. In our case, a connection to our farm, Long Green, has been strengthened over many generations from days spent walking its hills and valleys, fishing its streams, planting and harvesting crops, and tending to livestock. A stubborn sense of place has been imprinted in our souls.
We planted the first vineyards at Long Green in 1965 and moved Boordy to the farm in 1980, dedicating ourselves to producing good wines and extending our family’s hospitality to wine lovers. In keeping with an ethos of good stewardship we placed the farm in permanent preservation with the Maryland Environmental Trust. Growing and making wine is our life and our pleasure, and has led to an abiding optimism that extends beyond the culture of wine, to our community and the world at large.
The R.B. Deford Family, props.
Anne Deford, Rob & Julie Deford, Sally & Bayly Buck, and our children