Winegrowing, like most farming, stems from a love and respect for the land. The connection to our family farm, Long Green, has been strengthened over many generations from days spent walking its hills and valleys, fishing its streams, harvesting crops, and tending to livestock, imprinting a sense of place in our souls.

We planted the first vineyards at Long Green in 1965 and moved winemaking operations here in 1980. In keeping with an ethos of good stewardship we have placed our 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