The conference will be held at the Tremont Suites Hotel and Grand Historic Plaza.

Conference Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us in the Roman Strada room to check in. Light refreshments and a continental breakfast will be served.

Session I: Creating Maryland’s Wine Identity

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Moderator: Richard Leahy, author, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines. The history of Maryland wine from the 1940s to the present, which grapes grow well here and where, and what styles of wine are prospering.

Session II: Drinking Local

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Moderator: Dave McIntyre, Washington Post wine columnist, co-founder. Does locavore mean locapour? Do Marylanders appreciate their home-grown wine, and if not, how to get the message out.

Session III: Maryland’s New Guard

11:00 – 11:45 am

Moderator: Kevin Atticks. Who is setting the quality standard for Maryland wine today? What new grapes, trends or wine regions will we be following in the years to come?


12:00 – 1:15 pm

Join fellow attendees and Maryland winemakers at an elegant lunch paired with Maryland wines.

Session IV

1:30 – 2:15 pm


Shuttles begin leaving for the Twitter Taste-Off at 2:30

Grand Tasting and Twitter Taste-Off

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Twitter Taste-Off is the grand finale of the DLW Conference. Held at The Warehouse at Camden Yards,

Many area restaurants will be offering discounts and specials for conference members. A list of participating restaurants can be found on the Specials and Discounts page.