Galloping Goose Vineyards...

a wine experience in the hills of Carroll County, Maryland.

Back Story

Nestled in the Carroll County hills is a family farm, Galloping Goose. (there is no goose, that is another story).  On the hillside above the meadows Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc have put down roots where sheep and horses had grazed years before.  Corn, bean and alfalfa hay grown behind the old red barns have been replaced by Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Petite Verdot and Chambourcin rows that slide down the hill toward the wood line, with Seyval Blanc for good measure.

To think, that this all began as an improbable quest.  Ed and Diane Hale sat side by side, astride two bay horses, holding hands, only dreaming of owning land and raising a family.  Dreams can come true.  Some forty years have galloped by with amazing speed.  And, now, vineyards grace a large part of the farm.  Sons, Jason and John are grown men with family of their own.

The farm, vineyards and winery, could not operate without Jason, John and the support of family.  Together, we manage the vines, repair equipment, and just for fun make some wine.   The winery opened its door to the public June 25th 2010.  The grapes for our estate wines are hand selected. Grape production far exceeds the demand at Galloping Goose, so a large portion of the grapes are sold to other Maryland wineries.

Serious Wines Only

We have focused our efforts on fine, traditional wines with structure and balance… designed in the style of Bordeaux and the historic wine growing regions of the world. Our estate-grown portfolio of wines complement fine local fare and long drives in the country.

Join the Winner’s Circle

Winner’s Circle members receive fine, traditional wines, as well as limited-edition wines and a few specifically crafted for wine club members. The wines will be released to Winner’s Circle members twice each year. Member wines will be set aside for you to be picked up at the Winner’s Circle Affair, planned for June and December. Shipping is also a possibility, upon request.