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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 these differences as we taste wines from around the world.
Prior to opening his Shaw DC wine bar, Kroll designed the wine program of the newly re-opened Iron Gate, a historic landmark that was once the longest operating restaurant in D.C. 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, as well as being recognized as one of the Best Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast. Kroll also wrote the wine list for other local restaurants such as Hazel and the Partisan.
Kroll brings a depth of knowledge and restaurant experience to his current position. Before coming on the scene in D.C., Kroll worked with Michael Mina Group at Saltwater at the MGM Grand in Detroit, the Fairmont Turnberry Country Club in Miami, and Casa Tua in South Beach. Kroll arrived in the nation’s capital in 2008 and quickly made a name for himself with renowned restaurateur Ashok Bajaj. Kroll oversaw the wine program at Ardeo/Bardeo and later at the Oval Room, where he also created the cocktail menu. In 2010, Kroll accepted the position of wine director at Adour by Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis Hotel. Prior to opening Maxwell, Kroll accepted the position of GM at Proof to prepare himself for running his own bar.
Brent has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and more. In 2014, he was named a Rising Star by StarChefs.com.
*This event previously included Julie Dalton, the former lead sommelier at Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore. Julie has since taken a new position in Houston, Texas, and we wish her nothing but the best. We are grateful for her time, effort and support of Dodon over the last two years, and know she will excel in her position. We are thrilled to host Brent in Julie's place and look forward to a great tasting.
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.
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.
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. Representatives from the Oyster Recovery Partnership will join us to discuss their initiatives and progress towards a healthier Chesapeake Bay.
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 Drum Point 2015
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 Night Kitchen Coffee around the Fire
Housemade Graham Cracker Crust, Spiced Pumpkin Mousse, Semi-Sweet
Chocolate Morsels, and Toasted Marshmallow
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
The characteristics of the world’s finest wines are reflective of their terroir. Using a blind tasting format, Julie helped us understand these differences as we tasted Sauvignon Blanc and red blends made with grapes traditionally grown in the Bordeaux region of France.
Our guest speaker, Bob Marshall, Founder and CEO of Earth Networks, discussed climate change and it’s impact on winegrowing. Chef Steve Monnier of Aromes prepared a three-course dinner that was paired with Dodon wines.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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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.