Black Ankle Vineyards

Mt. Airy, MD

Black Ankle Vineyards (Ed Boyce and Sarah O’Herron): With 146 acres located in central Maryland Piedmont, sitting at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Black Ankle has the right mix of rolling hills, rocky, low-fertility soils, regular breezes, sunshine and rain to be the home of some truly delicious wines — wines that express the land in which they are grown, enhance the food they accompany, and most important of all are a joy to drink. The farm employs a simple sustainability philosophy – to use what they have. Their buildings were constructed with wood from the property. They generate power using solar, reduce heating/cooling needs with home-grown straw as insulation, and minimize their need to spray with cultural and mechanical growing practices (Mt. Airy, MD)