We bid a bittersweet farewell to the summer of 2014 earlier this week and we may have shed a tear or two as the colder weather took a tight grip on the Eastern Shore. Fortunately for us, another fall staple is right around the corner to cheer us up and prime us for fall. Wine on the Beach, located literally right ON the beach, is something locals and tourists look forward to each year as it signifies the first true start to autumn.

Basically the scene sets itself with beautiful white tents, a clear blue sky (fingers crossed), the ocean roaring in the background, and a glass of wine in your hand… honestly, what else do you need? Wine on the Beach is returning to Ocean City for its 19th year and they aren’t slowing down this year…or anytime soon for that matter. The cultured event strives to focus on “boutique” wineries, more specifically wines from the East Coast and that you can’t readily find in liquor or beer stores. It’s a unique opportunity to sample new wines, revisit favorites, and talk vino with the experts. Of course our favorite part (second only to the wine tastings) is the locally-minded aspects of the event. Local wines?? You know where to find us Saturday afternoon.

The vineyards go all the way from Maryland to West Virginia.


Boordy Vineyards

Far Eastern Shore Winery

Knob Hall Winery

Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery

Linganore Winecellars

Solomans Island Winery

St. Michaels Winery

The Winery at Olney

Fenwick Cellars

Harvest Ridge


Hazlitt Vineyards


Horton Vineyards


Forks of Cheat Winery

West Whitehill

And don’t worry! If you’re more of a beer lover, New Belgium and St. Michaels Breweries will be on hand and ready for your enjoyment. The cost is $30 for adults over the age of 21 and teenagers 13-20 are $15 with children under 12 free.

Attendees will receive a complimentary tasting glass to try all of the unique wines available.  If you taste something you absolutely love, no worries, the wineries will conveniently be selling their bottles for purchase. In addition to the wineries, there will be vendors selling everything from t-shirts to cigars to snacks for munching on between sips. Great entertainment will be provided with 3 Penny Opera, Big Dog, The Road Kings and Pat Brennan Trio all set to perform.


Brew Holders

Cooler Gadgets

Senor Cigars

Pecan Yummies


Vintage Candle Company

And more!