Wine Club Holiday Party - Saturday, Dec 15
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Club Holiday Party - Saturday, Dec 15

The Dodon team invites you and your guests to gather in the tasting room for some holiday cheer. We look forward to sharing Dodon wines, light appetizers, and the company of fellow Wine Club members. 

Our team would be happy to secure dinner reservations at a local restaurant after the cocktail hour party. Please contact Regina at regina@dodonvineyards.com or 410-798-1126.

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Wine Club Holiday Party - Sunday, Dec 16
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Club Holiday Party - Sunday, Dec 16

The Dodon team invites you and your guests to gather in the tasting room for some holiday cheer. We look forward to sharing Dodon wines, light appetizers, and the company of fellow Wine Club members. 

Our team would be happy to secure dinner reservations at a local restaurant after the cocktail hour party. Please contact Regina at regina@dodonvineyards.com or 410-798-1126.

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Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore

Wine Club members and their guests are invited to 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 present five different cheeses paired with five Dodon wines and will discuss the art of pairing. His book, Tasting Wine & Cheese - An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, will be available for purchase. 

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Collectors Dinner & Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Collectors Dinner & Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation

We will continue the Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation series with a discussion about innovation in green city development with Greg Kats, former Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the US Department of Energy and author of Greening our Built World. Washington DC-based chef Rick Cook will present the following menu.

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About our Guest Speaker, Greg Kats:

Greg served as Managing Director of Good Energies, the first multi-billion dollar clean energy investment fund. During this time he helped establish global standards for green buildings, and critical standards for the energy efficiency industry, for which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance to Save Energy. Greg served for five years as Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for the US Department of Energy, has been a member of the board of directors of a many clean technology firms and is author of Greening our Built World. He is a founder of both the American Council on Renewable Energy and the country’s first green bank.

About our Guest Chef, Rick Cook:

Northern Virginia native Rick Cook is a chef dedicated to developing personal relationships with each producer of the ingredients he uses. From whey fed pigs to strawberries bred for rich flavor, Rick’s menus demonstrate this connection to the agricultural community of the greater DMV region. After years of traveling and learning from world-class mentors, Rick demonstrates the importance of preparing dishes that creatively showcase the ingredients in a thoughtful, fresh light. 

At the age of 21, Rick walked into Gottlieb’s, Savannah’s best restaurant at the time, to ask for a job as a line cook. Over the next year, he developed a strong technical foundation and found the spark to his culinary obsession. Rick returned to Washington DC in 2006 as sous chef for Black Salt. His creativity allowed to flourish; Rick became Executive Chef 3 years later and began mentoring his own team of talented young chefs.

Interested in adding to his experiences, Rick began a journey that included a three-month food-inspired tour through Spain, Italy, and Norway. Intrigued by the relationship between food, wine, and farming, Rick sought out opportunities to work several vintages of wine harvest in Oregon with EIEIO and Big Table Farm.  Throughout his career in DC, he has worked alongside some of the city’s greatest Chefs, including Frank RutaEric Ziebold and Peter Pastan

Currently Rick and his wife Tyes are developing their own brick and mortar restaurant while Rick spends his time perfecting sourdough bread baking.  Having recently visited California to help with the wine harvest at Frenchtown Farms, Rick continues to fill his career with hands-on learning that inspire brilliantly executed dishes.

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Autumn Wine Club Hike
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Wine Club Hike

In what seems to be a consistent pattern for 2018, we have a rainy forecast this Saturday, the date of our scheduled Wine Club hike. Rather than cancelling altogether, we will open up the tasting room from 2-5 pm for those who still want to visit Dodon. If we are lucky enough, we will have a dry spell and can still take a walk around the vineyard. Wine and cheese will be available for purchase.

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Harvest Lunch with Grapes Wine Bar
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Harvest 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 2018 harvest.

Passed Appetizers
Smoked salmon rillette on brioche toast & butternut squash arancini paired with Chardonnay 2016

First Course 
Asian Pear Salad with Mission figs, Goat cheese, radish, pecans and maple balsamic vinaigrette paired with with Dodon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Second Course
Grilled ribeye with celery root puree, rapini, and a wild mushroom bourbon cream sauce paired with South Slope 2015.

Dessert
Sweet potato custard with burnt marshmallow, vanilla gelato and pecan crumble served with coffee.

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Drum Point 2016 Release Party
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Drum Point 2016 Release Party

Dodon Wine Club members are invited to the release of Drum Point 2016. We will celebrate with passed appetizers and Sapidus oysters paired with this limited-production blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay.  (The 2016 vintage marks the first time that Dodon's Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in barrel, resulting in an elegant wine that highlights the minerality contributed by Dodon's terroir.)  Only 50 cases are available.

Musicians Gary Wright and Larry Byrne will play traditional Americana music on the porch.

Drum Point 2016 can be pre-ordered using the link below.  The wine is available for pickup at the winery by appointment or at the release event on September 22.  

Please contact regina@dodonvineyards.com if you would like the Dodon team to arrange dinner reservations at a local restaurant after the party. 

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Veraison Lunch with Grapes Wine Bar
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Veraison Lunch with Grapes Wine Bar

Join us for lunch in the vineyard as we celebrate veraison - the celebratory moment when wine grapes turn from green to red. Grapes Wine Bar's Executive Chef Travers and his team will offer the following menu: 

Passed Appetizers
Heirloom Tomato Kabobs & Mini Crab Cakes served with Dodon Chardonnay 2015

First Course 
Watermelon salad with pickled watermelon rind, arugula, mint ice, feta and balsamic onions served with Dodon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Second Course
Creekstone New York Strip served with wild mushrooms, spinach puree, fingerling potatoes and cognac gelee served with Dodon South Slope 2015. 

Dessert
Summer Berry Trifle

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Collectors Dinner featuring Wildlife Biologist Sam Droege and celebrating National Pollinators Week
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Collectors Dinner featuring Wildlife Biologist Sam Droege and celebrating National Pollinators Week

We will continue the Anne Arundel Heritage Conversation with Sam Droege, wildlife biologist at the United States Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Mr. Droege will discuss the status of pollinators in our region. 

Chef Chris Amendola of Foraged. will present the following meal:

Passed Appetizers with Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Summer squash toast with herb ricotta
Roasted mushroom duxelles toast with herbed goat cheese

First Course with Drum Point 2016
Fried oyster and snap pea salad, lemon vinaigrette, fines herb, dandelion and garlic scape pistou

Second Course with Oronoco 2014
Roasted pork coppa steak, smoked sungold tomatoes, roasted summer squash, pork jus

Third Course with Dungannon 2014
Chef's selection of local cheese served with seasonal garnishes 

menu is subject to change based on availability from local farms

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About our Guest Speaker: Sam Droege grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland, received an undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and a Master’s at the State University of New York – Syracuse.  Most of his career has been spent at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the Bioblitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and works on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs.  Currently he is developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees along with online identification guides for North American bees at www.discoverlife.org, and reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program.  

About our Guest Chef: 

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Executive Chef Chris Amendola received his formal training at the Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts in St. Augustine where he graduated at the top of his class. After refining his craft under Chef Todd English at BlueZoo in Orlando and with Chef Sean Brock at McCrady’s in Charleston, Chris headed north and worked in the kitchens of Café Dupont in Washington, D.C., Allium in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and the renowned Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. He also staged in the kitchens of Mini Bar in Washington Dc and Eleven Madison Park in NYC. Locally, Chris held positions at Fleet Street Kitchen and Waterfront Kitchen.

Chef Chris is an experienced farmer and forager, having worked at Thackeray Farms on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. and in close connection with the team at Blue Hill Farm. When he is not behind the stove at Foraged, Chef Chris is out in the woods looking for new ingredient to cook with. This agricultural and woodsman knowledge allows Chris to elevate the dining experience for his guests. “I like to let the product speak for itself,” says Chris. “I believe in utilizing hyper-seasonal ingredients and allowing the natural flavors to complement one another.” His modern American style of cooking gives Foraged diners a unique culinary experience.

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Spring Wine Club Hike
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Wine Club Hike

Wine Club members are invited to take a 4 mile hike across Dodon’s historic trails. The hike will end at the Dodon pavilion where wine and cheese will be available for purchase. RSVP Below.

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Bud Break Brunch on Mothers Day with Grapes Wine Bar
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bud Break Brunch on Mothers Day with Grapes Wine Bar

Due to today's wet conditions, the Brunch will take place inside.

You are invited to a Mother's Day Brunch in the Pavilion to celebrate the start of the 2018 growing season.  Grapes Wine Bar's Executive Chef Travers and his team will offer the menu below. We will be joined by the proprietors of Lady Farmer to discuss sustainable garment production.

Menu

Passed Appetizers
Beet and Apple Chèvre Crostini
Carmelized Onion Tartlet
Paired with Chardonnay 2016

First Course
Scallop Ceviche
Paired with Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Second Course
Smoked Salmon Niçoise
Paired with Drum Point 2016

Third Course
Maryland Rockfish
Paired with Rosé 2017

Dessert
Fresh Berries & Sorbet

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Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Cheese & Wine Pairing with Adam Centamore

Wine Club members and their guests are invited to 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 present five different cheeses paired with five Dodon wines and will discuss the art of pairing. His book, Tasting Wine & Cheese - An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, will be available for purchase. 

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Comparative Wine Tasting with Sommelier Brent Kroll
Jan
28
3:00 PM15:00

Comparative Wine Tasting with Sommelier Brent Kroll

This event is now sold out. Please email regina@dodonvineyards.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

The characteristics of the world’s finest wines are reflective of their terroir. Using a blind tasting format, Brent Kroll, Sommelier & Founder of Maxwell DC  will help us understand terroir as we taste wines from around the world.

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Prior to opening Maxwell DC, a new wine bar in the Shaw neighborhood, Kroll designed the wine program at Iron Gate, the historic Washington DC restaurant that reopened in 2013. In 2015, Iron Gate was awarded Wine Program of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and Top Wine Program in the D.C. region by DC Modern Luxury. 
 
Kroll's experience also includes overseeing the wine program at Ardeo/Bardeo and later at the Oval Room, as well as developing the wine lists for other local restaurants such as Hazel and the Partisan. In 2010, Kroll accepted the position of wine director at Adour by Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis Hotel. Most recently, Kroll held the role of General Manager at Proof to prepare himself for running his own bar.

Kroll has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator among others. In 2014, he was named a Rising Star by StarChefs.com.

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First Wine Club Holiday Party - Dec 14 - Sold Out
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

First Wine Club Holiday Party - Dec 14 - Sold Out

The Dodon team invites you and your guests to gather in the tasting room for some holiday cheer. We look forward to sharing Dodon wines, light appetizers, and the company of fellow Wine Club members. $30 per Wine Club member. $40 for non club members. This event is at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email regina@dodonvineyards.com.

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Fall Wine Club Allocation Pickup
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Wine Club Allocation Pickup

The fall 2017 Wine Club allocation will be available on Sunday, November 5th. Join us between 12 - 6 pm to pick up your wine, taste new vintages, and meet fellow members of the Dodon Wine Club. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle and we will have the outdoor firepit going. 

Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle and we will have the outdoor firepit going. Complimentary tastings of this season's releases and on-site sales will be available upstairs in the tasting room. Allocations will be ready for pickup downstairs in the cellar.

See the details of the allocation and RSVP here

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Vineyard Hike
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

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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Join the Dodon Team for the Solar Eclipse
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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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Holiday Party
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Party

Dodon Wine Club members and their guests were invited to gather in the tasting room for some holiday cheer.  Light appetizers, Dodon wines, and the company of fellow Wine Club members were enjoyed by all.

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Dungannon 2013 Release & Historic Race Rematch
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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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