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4th Annual Decanter: Horses, wine, music and art

4th Annual Decanter at Pimlico Race Course
4th Annual Decanter at Pimlico Race Course
photograph courtesy of Maryland Wineries

Come to ole Pimlico Race Course for a day of live turf and dirt horse racing for The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Wineries Association's 4th Annual Decanter event. Don your fanciest chapeau, put on your finest spring frocks and bring gelt for betting. It is this weekend, April 12-13 at the Pimlico Race Course -5201 Park Heights Avenue from 12 pm- 6 pm both days. The event allows guests to sample wine from over 20 Maryland wineries, browse wine and equine focused art and crafts, listen to live music, dine on local fare and experience live horse racing from the prestigious 2nd Floor Grandstand area.

participating wineries

Boordy Vineyards
Cove Point Winery
Crow Vineyard and Winery
Cygnus Wine Cellars
Elk Run Vineyards and Winery
Far Eastern Shore Winery
Fridays Creek Winery
Great Shoals Winery
Harford Vineyard
Knob Hall Winery
Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery
Linganore Winecellars
Millstone Cellars
Romano Vineyard and Winery
Solomons Island Winery
St. Michaels Winery
The Winery at Olney
Woodhall Wine Cellars

General admission tickets are $30.00 and include admission to the Grandstand area and wine tastings throughout the day. The Decanter Pass tickets are $50.00 and include an upgraded wine glass and samples of exclusive Decanter wines from each attending winery. For more information or to purchase tickets, log onto or call 410-252 WINE.

“We are excited to partner with the Maryland Jockey Club to present this truly unique event that we know will pleasantly surprise people. Maryland wines and racing share some common themes...heritage, tradition and we thought the combination would be perfect for audiences young and old alike,” said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director for the Maryland Wineries Association.

There will be plenty of specialty food available for purchase:

Grilled Cheese & Company
Talk of Di Town Caribbean Food
Charm City Gourmet Food Truck
Pimlico Catering
Caprikorn Artisan Goat Cheese
E N Olivier Imported Olive Oil
Solo Te’ Specialty Teas
Popsations Gourmet Caramel Popcorn

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