Union & Confederate armies clashed on these fields before their fateful encounter at Antietam in September 1862.
South Mountain Vineyard is located on the broad southeast shoulder of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which transect the state north-south eighty miles west of our Winery. The vineyards command spectacular views of the town of Burkittsville and surrounding farm country – a landscape that has remained largely unchanged since the Civil War. There are several qualities that make South Mountain Vineyard an exceptional site: diurnal temperature variations (cooler nights during the growing season), an extended growing season, and rocky well-drained soils of low fertility. The topography allows for good air drainage, minimizing damage from frosts. The long growing season is particularly favorable for the red varieties which require more time in the fall to reach optimal ripeness.
Geography: Maryland Blue Ridge Province, W of Frederick
N. Latitude 39 deg. 24′ W. Longitude 77 deg. 38′
Altitude: 540 – 760 ft.
Principal aspects: S, SW, SE
Vineyard area: 27 acres
Soils: shaley loam
First planted: 1974
White varieties: chardonnay, albarino, viognier
Red varieties: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, syrah
WINES MADE WITH SOUTH MOUNTAIN GRAPES
Boordy Vineyards Landmark Series
Albarino, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay Reserve, Landmark Reserve, Lost Order 191, Merlot, South Mountain Red, Viognier
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