Hours Open on July 25 and 26: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Our Vineyard is situated on the south-facing hillside of Clovelly Farm overlooking the Chester River. The orientation of the vineyard allows the grapes to receive optimal sunlight and beneficial river breezes that help regulate temperatures and promote vine health.
Our vines were planted over four years beginning in 2009 and completed in 2012. The plantings cover ten acres and originally included more than ten varieties of grapes. The varieties included Vinifera and hybrid varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Barbera, Merlot, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Vidal, Traminette, Chambourcin and Pinot Gris. Plantings were spaced 6 ” apart with 10’-row spacing. Over the next few years, we plan to increase the density of the plantings throughout the vineyard to increase yields
Clovelly wines are made from grapes planted on our waterfront vineyard. The vineyard parallels the Chester River at one of its most beautiful curves. The Chester River is a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on the Delmarva Peninsula, spanning approximately 43 miles into the interior of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Our grapes benefit from the warm river breezes of the Chester and the rich soils of Clovelly Farm. Our wines are made from 100% hand harvested Clovelly grapes. We welcome you to learn more about our vineyard and to enjoy our wines.
Farm and Winery Tour Details
Enjoy spectacular views of the Chester River from our waterfront vineyard just outside of Chestertown.
Tours of the vineyard include a tasting of our available wines. Tours and tastings are $5 per person or $8 including a souvenir Clovelly Vineyards glass. For $12 per person, tours may also include cheese and bread pairings with the wine tasting. Please note that tours may involve some walking and last about 30 minutes.
On Saturday join us for a special talk with our vineyard manager Mark Patrick. At 2 PM we’ll take a walk through the vineyard and discuss growing practices, the types of grapes we grow, and the basics of vineyard management.
From the Western Shore and points south:
Take Route 50 to the 50/301 split, and stay left to remain on 301 N. Take the 213N exit toward Centreville, and merge onto 213 N. From the south, take 50 N to 213 N. In about 13 miles, turn left on Rolph’s Wharf Road. About two miles down, you will see the sign for Clovelly Nurseries. Continue on until you see the farm lane, bordered by two large holly trees, on the right. Turn right onto the farm lane. Continue on past the vineyard on your left, and park next to the second storage building on your right (the last building before the trees). Signs will direct you to the chill room entrance on the left of the building.
From points north:
Take 213 S through Chestertown. After passing through town, turn right on Schrader Road. About one mile down, turn right on Rolph’s Wharf Road. You will see the sign for Clovelly Nurseries. Continue on until you see the farm lane, bordered by two large holly trees, on the right. Turn right onto the farm lane. Continue on past the vineyard on your left, and park next to the second storage building on your right (the last building before the trees). Signs will direct you to the chill room entrance on the left of the building.
301 Clovelly Lane
Chestertown MD 21620