On a warm, picture perfect late summer day, Rob Deford, the President of Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County is pointing out some of his grapes that are almost ready to be picked.
“We’re approaching the cabernet franc vineyard, and first you see how beautiful the crop looks,” Deford said.
This has been a great year for grape growing in Maryland. But 2018 was not. Deford said they got 32 inches more rain than usual. It was catastrophic. He lost more than 50 percent of his best red grapes.