Vineyard Hike
Oct
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Vineyard Hike

Wine Club members are invited to hike across Dodon’s trails at 2 pm on Saturday, October 14 (approximately four miles). Afterwards we will gather in the Pavilion. Dodon wine and cheese from PA Bowen Creamery in Brandywine, Maryland will be available for purchase. RSVP Below.

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Harvest Celebration Lunch with Grapes Wine Bar
Oct
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Harvest Celebration Lunch with Grapes Wine Bar

Join us for a family style lunch in the vineyard prepared by Chef Travers of Grapes Wine Bar as we celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 harvest. 

Menu

Family-Styled Asian Pear Salad paired with Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Grilled Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, Candied Pecans, Sliced Asian Pears, and Herbed Chevre with Mixed Greens and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Grilled Oysters paired with North Slope 2014
Local Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell with Garlic & Herb Butter, Grated Parmesan and Citrus Gremolata

Braised Short Rib paired with South Slope 2014
Braised Beef Short Rib with Roasted Root Vegetables, and Celeriac Puree with Natural Jus and Herb Gremolata

Layered Pumpkin Smores Bites served with Coffee around the Fire
Housemade Graham Cracker Crust, Spiced Pumpkin Mousse, Semi-Sweet  
Chocolate Morsels, and  Toasted Marshmallow 

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Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore
Apr
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore

Join Dodon and Adam Centamore for a wine and cheese pairing experience. Adam is a wine and cheese educator with over seven years of experience. He will pair five Dodon wines with five different cheeses and accoutrements. His book, Tasting Wine & Cheese - An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, will be available for purchase.  RSVP here.

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Join the Dodon Team for the Solar Eclipse
Aug
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Join the Dodon Team for the Solar Eclipse

News about the path of the total solar eclipse has been hard to miss. In Annapolis, it will be a partial eclipse, about 80%, and still worth viewing. The eclipse here will begin at 1:19 pm and peak at 2:43 pm. Wine Club members and their guests are welcome to join the Dodon team for this special occasion.  Wine will be available by the bottle and the glass, along with cheese from P.A. Bowen and a few other kibbles. You are welcome to bring your own blankets and picnics, and please remember to bring your eclipse glasses. 

Please RSVP by emailing Regina@dodonvineyards.com

Family friendly - children must be closely supervised.                                                              No outside alcohol.                                                                                                                     No pets - Service animals permitted. 

A portion of all wine sales will go to St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

Questions? Call Regina at 410-798-1126 or email regina@dodonvineyards.com.

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Annapolis Schooner Woodwind Dinner Cruise
Aug
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Annapolis Schooner Woodwind Dinner Cruise

Schooner Woodwind and The Vineyards at Dodon have partnered up for a very special evening sailing on the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying a 4 course, picnic styled wine dinner. Schooner Woodwind’s Dinner Cruises are a very casual affair. Courses are served picnic-style and food is presented chilled or at room temperature. We really do sail, so wear soft soled shoes. And please, feel free to raise the sails, steer the boat, or sit back and relax. 

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Comparative Wine Tasting led by Philip Bernot
Aug
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Comparative Wine Tasting led by Philip Bernot

Philip Bernot has been fascinated by wine throughout his adult life. Qualified as a sommelier at age twenty-one, his career includes stints in the wholesale, retail, and restaurant sectors. Currently Wine Director at Wishing Well Liquors in Easton, Maryland, Philip will answer the question, “What exactly is taste?” Using eight wines from around the world, he will discuss the anatomy and physiology of taste, and how these characteristics influence our perception of wine. This educational tasting will include light hors d’oeuvres & two flights of three wines. $59 per person. RSVP here.

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Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: Sustainable Farming
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: Sustainable Farming

Our guest speaker was Marcia DeLonge, a senior scientist in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).  Executive Chef Zachary Mills of Wit & Wisdom at Baltimore's Four Seasons  and Lead Sommelier Julie Dalton prepared and presented a four course dinner that was paired with Dodon wines and served in the vineyard.

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Dungannon 2013 Release & Historic Race Rematch
May
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Dungannon 2013 Release & Historic Race Rematch

In 1743, Dodon’s thoroughbred, Dungannon, won the Annapolis Subscription Plate, the first recorded horse race in Maryland. On May 14, 273 years later, we honored the event with the release of Dungannon 2013, the first of Dodon’s Collectors wines. We held a rematch of the original race between the Steuart and Carroll families and enjoyed an official presentation and tasting of Dungannon 2013, as well as a colorful first–person reenactment of Anne Catharine Hoof Green, the colonial-era editor of the Maryland Gazette. See the video, here.

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Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: The Tobacco Economy.
Sep
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: The Tobacco Economy.

Historian and author, Jean B. Russo. Jean is the co-author of the book, Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America. At the September dinner, Jean discussed the tobacco economy in 17th century Maryland. Chef Jean-Louis Evennou of Café Normandie prepared a seated four-course dinner that was paired with the newest Dodon
wines.

Please click here to watch the A. A. Heritage Conversation Ep. 4 video.

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Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series; English Exploration and First Settlement
Jun
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series; English Exploration and First Settlement

Historian Jane McWilliams is the author of Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History. Jane shared the story of John Smith mapping the Chesapeake in 1608, the persecution of the Algonquin by Iroquoian Susquehannocks, and the first English settlement and was moderated by Polly Pittman. The meal was a traditional paella luncheon in the
pavilion and was paired with Dodon’s most recent wines.

Please click here to watch the A. A. Heritage Conversation Ep. 3 video.

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Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: Archeological Findings at Pig's Point
Dec
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: Archeological Findings at Pig's Point

Jane Cox, Cultural Resource Planner for AA County Planning and Zoning, was our second interviewee. The conversation, which was moderated by Terry Smith, focused on a recently discovered, highly significant prehistoric site in Lothian which has redefined academic understanding of the regions’ prehistoric or Native American past. The dinner included the newest limited production Dodon white wines paired with an oyster bar and menu inspired by foods familiar to pre-historic inhabitants of our area.

Please click here to watch the A. A. Heritage Conversation Ep. 2video.

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Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: A Discussion with Geologist Ernest "Bubba" Beasley
Jul
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation Series: A Discussion with Geologist Ernest "Bubba" Beasley

Our first Anne Arundel Heritage Series interviewee was geologist Ernest “Bubba” Beasley, who enlightened us on the geological history of the Mid-Atlantic region and the geological specificity of Southern Anne Arundel County. The dinner Chef Jean-Louis Evennou of Café Normandie. The French-country menu was paired with the newest Dodon wines and included an exclusive “en primeur” tasting from the barrel of our 2013 premium red.

Please click here to watch the A. A. Heritage Conversation Ep. 1 video.

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