About Us

Our Story

As “Corporate America” IT managers with over 65 years combined experience (in technology, marketing, human resources and a previous Navy Career), we (Karen & Hal) loved traveling to vineyards, talking to vineyard owners and winemakers, and especially the experience of enjoying wine. In 2013, what had been only a dream, actually came to fruition by procuring Carroll County’s Serpent Ridge vineyard/winery after being frequent visitors and volunteers for two years prior.

A beautiful established vineyard since 2004, Serpent Ridge opened its tasting room doors to the public in the Spring of 2009. A whole lifestyle change emerged as we began our journey in our new vineyard home, while maintaining our Corporate Careers. Hal continued his education in vineyard management while Karen secured her winemaking certificate from Penn State. We are now retired from the Corporate world to fully embrace and focus on our vineyard life and sharing with our guests.

Located in Beautiful Carroll County, Maryland

The Art of Wine-Making

Our wine making techniques vary according to the demands of the fruit rather than any preconceived recipe, utilizing old world techniques while embracing new age technology. Each vintage is grown and/or vinified in small lots followed by gentle ageing in stainless steel and flex tanks, with American and French oak. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Chardonnel. We develop relationships with other local grape growers to source additional quality fruit for our production. The results are beautiful wines that are sure to please even the most discerning palates.

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We look forward to meeting you!

Enjoy our award winning wines from our boutique tasting room overlooking our beautiful vineyard. We look forward to your visit, sharing our story and delicious wine. We along with our staff will make you feel right at home!