We’re on a mission to make delicious, well-crafted wine more accessible. And we believe people deserve to enjoy wines they love with people they love, anywhere.
Accessibility is one thing; the palate is another. We’ll settle for nothing less than delicious, fun, and Maryland to the core. Our vision came to life on November 1, 2017 when we became the first winery in the Mid-Atlantic to can our wines. And not just any wines – wines that are true to our principles: 100% local & natural. All the grapes are grown right here in Maryland, fermented on our farm with native wild yeast and canned on-site without filtration or "makeup."
In a recent story on The Vintner Project, Lenn Thompson wrote: “They [Old Westminster Winery] are canning some of the best canned wine you’ll find anywhere. They are constantly trying new things and seeing what “sticks.” Maryland is a state on the rise in the wine world, and [winemaker] Lisa (with her family) is one of the people leading the way.”
Our vision for the new cans remains the same. These wines are intended for true wine-lovers on the go – living life to the fullest and enjoying delicious and expressive wines along the way.
Here’s a rundown on our new lineup of wild, unfiltered canned wines:
Nitro Rosé (patent pending)
This revolutionary nitro-infused sparkling rosé is a blend of 58% Syrah, 30% Chambourcin, 6% Malbec, and 6% Chardonnay. This wine is the first of its kind in the world – born from a desire to play with the texture of the bubbles in sparkling wine. It’s carbonated with CO2 in tank and then receives a dose of nitrogen directly in the can – resulting in softer, frothier texture. It’s characterized by aromas of red plum, red currant, black cherry, fresh cut grass and tarragon. Bright acid plays nicely with the creamy nitro texture. On the palate, notes of cranberries, wild herbs and flowers. Pair this wine with anything off the grill on a hot summer day.
Pip & Berry
This sparkling rosé wine & cider blend is comprised of 30% Merlot, 30% Chambourcin, and 40% Stayman Winesap apples. That’s right: wine + barrel-fermented apple cider. It’s bright, refreshing and bubbly. This is a collaboration of locally grown fruits, fermented with native yeast, blended creatively and canned without fining or filtration! This mashup offers aromas of tart cranberry, red cherry, pomegranate, and fresh yellow and red apples. On the palate, the fruit stays red with a clearer presence of the crisp and clean cider. Pair with sharp cheese and cannonballs in the deep end!
This refreshing, slightly off-dry (4.5g/L for those keeping score) white wine is a blend of 67% Chardonnay, 28% Vidal Blanc, and 5% Muscat. This wine offers aromas of juicy peach, mandarin orange, white nectarine and yellow pear. On the palate, lemon pith and peel, drippy Clementine, a sunny beach and red apples. This wine offers a broad and full palate with a creamy texture. Pair with steamed blue crabs or with a campfire and good friends.
This mouthwatering sparkling white wine is a blend of 70% Chardonnay, 25% Chardonel, and 5% Vidal Blanc. This wine offers aromas of lemon peel, sea spray, creamy lees aromas, green mango, tart guava, and spring lily. Bright lime and lemon juice upfront on the palate, with green apple peel, wonderfully fizzy texture and a long mineral citrus peel finish. Pair with summer corn on the cob with butter and fresh grilled zucchini.
Cask & Cluster
This bold barrel-aged red wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Chambourcin. With aromas of dark ripe plum, red and black raspberry, tart blackberry and the forest floor, this wine showcases beautiful acidity in the form of cranberry and white cherries with moderate, elegant tannins on the palate. Pair with pork or beef skewers fresh from the grill, and enjoy with your friends and family.
Nitro Rosé. Pip & Berry. Crush. Farm Fizz. Cask & Cluster!
These new cans are coming to a wine shop near you (list below) on Friday, June 22!
Here's a list of our partners in other states:
DC & VA: Distributed by Siema Wines
NY, NJ, PA: Distributed by MFW Wine Co.
MA: Distributed by Mise Wines
NC & SC: Distributed by Advintage
CA: Distributed by Revel Wine