Thu, Sep 20|
The Vineyards at Dodon
Structure and texture: The Vineyards at Dodon takes Mixolo on a journey from soil to glass
Think you know Maryland wine? Think again. Fine wine, responsibly produced, is available in the Old Line state and gaining traction on the world stage.
Time & Location
Sep 20, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Vineyards at Dodon, 391 Dodon Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035, USA
About The Event
Join Mixolo solos and kick off your fall with a different kind of wine tour and tasting and find out why The Vineyards at Dodon is disrupting everything we think we know about Maryland winemaking. Dodon knows the structure and texture of a wine, not to mention the overall quality, is dependent upon the structure and texture of the soil. They are first stewards of the soil, doing much of their work by hand, then makers of wine.
Reward yourself with a few happy hours after a hard day's work for a getaway not too far away on an autumn evening before the clocks fall back with Mixolo. No plus-one required. Our members leave our events ex-strangers with new connections.
We'll begin with a true insider’s description and history of the property. We’ll take in the expansive vineyards, as the proprietors explain how they blend classical farming practices with modern technology to create a diverse, yet balanced ecosystem. Following a tour of the state-of-the-art cellar, the visit ends with a seated tasting of Dodon Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and South Slope (a red blend) and a discussion of the nuances of Dodon's terroir.
The tour and tasting will be led by Dodon's Director of Client Services, Regina McCarthy. After working with the local wine industry for nearly four years, Regina represented premium wine, spirit and Champagne brands to Baltimore's finest restaurants. She is also the author of a book about Maryland's rich wine history, called Maryland Wine: A Full-Bodied History. Most recently, Regina has spent two years at Dodon, which she considers her "home away from home."
By the time we finish our tour and you taste your first wine, you'll be a sommelier in the making, evaluating their "living" soil's impact on the exquisitely complex flavors that Dodon wines present.
Dodon is a 555 acre working family farm, the largest in Anne Arundel County. The property was first purchased by the Steuart family from Nicholas Carroll in 1725 by Dr. George H. Steuart of Argaty, Perthshire, Scotland. Nine consecutive generations of Steuarts (now Pittmans) have since lived and worked at Dodon.
If you’ve been to a fine restaurant, hotel or wine store in the Baltimore/Washington area, chances are Dodon selections are on the list.
Is this event restricted to Mixolo early adopter members and interested event hosts?
Yes, in order to attend this event, we ask that you register with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining. We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing enriching experiences with other like-minded adults.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age for this event will be 21. ID may be required, as alcoholic beverages will be offered. Please be prepared to present your state ID or driver ’s license upon request.
What's included in my ticket?
Your ticket will include the tasting, light bites for pairing and our special tour, not to mention new promising connections with Mixolo.
What are my parking options?
Dodon has ample onsite parking. Also, consider Lyft/Uber to make your night worry free!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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How will cancellations be handled?
Cancellations may be made for a full refund 7 days in advance of the event. No refunds 7 days before the event as Mixolo will be committed to making advance payments for the event.
Much of the tour will be held outdoors. We will notify you of an alternative date or offer a credit for future events, if we have to cancel less than 7 days before the event, due to prohibitive weather conditions.
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