Mount Felix Vineyard & Winery
The start of a new vintage...rooted within the legacy of our past... Wine starts in the vineyard, in fact, within the soils beneath the vines. We are a hands-on family business. Our vineyard utilizes a high density planting and is one of the largest Chambourcin plantings in the State of Maryland. By high density, we mean that vines are planted 4’ apart in rows that are only 6’ wide. By planting at such a close spacing, our vines compete for water and nutrients. This helps control leaf growth. Mt. Felix’s soils are southern exposed, deep, fertile, and well drained. The vineyard overlooks the Chesapeake Bay and benefits from sunlight refraction and a constant breeze. The sunlight and breeze helps the air circulate through the vineyard. Additionally, we manage our leaf canopy by hand pruning excess vigor. To turn “sunshine into wine” one must make sure that photosynthesis is maximized and fruit ripeness is uniform. The great sun exposure helps the Mt. Felix develop grapes with full tannins.