Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, & to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource. Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley

October 1 & 2, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Noon to 6:00 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Noon - 5:00 pm

The 14th Annual
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley!
October 1 & 2 ~ Beginning at Noon both days

The 14th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley will celebrate the very best regional wineries in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark! This event is all good things rolled into one weekend with wine from Maryland Wineries, Food and Beer Vendors, Live Music, Educational & Entertaining Demonstrations, Local Artisans, Free Tours of the 1703 Plantation House and Colonial Revival Garden Tours and more!

  Advertising Opportunites
  Become an Event Sponsor
  Important WineFest Info


This year, WineFest’s Live Music will feature:

Muddy Crows ~ Noon – 2:45
HydraFX ~ 3pm – 6pm

John Luskey Band ~ Noon – 2pm
Out of Order ~ 2:15 – 5pm

Participating Wineries

Sotterley is excited to welcome:

  Bordeleau Vinyards & Winery
  Cygnus Wine Cellars
  Dragonfly Farms, Vineyard and Winery
  Far Eastern Shore Winery
  Fridays Creek Winery
  Great Shoals Winery
  Knob Hall Winery
  Linganore Winecellers
  Olney Winery
  Port of Leonardtown Winery
  Romano Vineyard & Winery
  Running Hare Vineyard
  Slack Winery
  Solomons Island Winery
  St. Michael's Winery
  The Urban Winery


The Art of Belle
  Back Barn Antiques
  Backyard Kitchen
  Black Cat Sisterhood
  Bottle of Light
  Busy Bead Hive Jewelry
  Ch'Naca Fiberworks
Dottie's Dips
  A Dream of Chocolate
  Elf Sea Glass
  Ejay Art
  Flawless Metals
  FreeThinkers Brewing Co.
  Frosted Trash Beach Glass Jewelry
  Fuzzy Farmers Market
  Glasssea Designs
  Grace at Work
  Graham Harris Graham

  Habitat Woodworks
  The Happy Turner in Owings
Janet's Homemade Candy
  JKS Imagery
  Kurbaga Artisans
  Le Chic Chapeau
  A Mermaid's Harvest
  Nutt House Wine and Wood
  Paintings by David Zippi
  Parfections, LLC
  Patsy's Designs
  Plantation Peanuts
  Rainbow's End
  RC Vintage Soul
  Teachers with Cameras
  Unwined Candles
  Wine Bottle Art
  Yankee Dyer Yarns

Food Vendors

  Sunshine’s Catering
  Earth 2 Table
  Myra’s New Orleans Food
  Sunshine Girls Lemonade
  Mrs. Moo’s Corner

  Mike’s BBQ
  Rotary Club Oysters
  Days Off Deli
  Sir Pops A Lot
  Blue Wind Gourmet

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* Important Information for WineFest Attendees

Purchasers of Tasting and Designated Driver or Non-Drinker ticket(s) must be 21 or older.

A VALID ID MUST BE PRESENTED in order to allow entry into the event (we must card everyone, please be sure to bring a valid ID).

Tasting tickets include sampling glass and samples of wine from attending vendors.

Wine will be available by the attending wineries for sample and sale by the glass, bottle and case.

Sorry, but: all tickets are non-refundable.
Event will take place rain or shine.
No coolers or picnics.
No pets allowed

$2 Parking Fee (cash only)
ATM's available on the field!

This historical site is not wheelchair friendly. Wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed on tours of the plantation house.

Every attempt will be made for the event to take place. In the case of having to reschedule or cancel the event, we will not issue any refunds. In this unlikely occurrence, you may use your verification of payment as a taxable donation receipt to Historic Sotterley.


Purchase Tickets

Tasting Tickets


  $25 - At the Gate

Designated Driver Tickets



Children ages 6 - 20
Children 5 & under


  $2 (cash only)
Sotterley Members
  $15 at the gate

* Important Information for WineFest Attendees

Many thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:

2016 WineFest Sponsors

2016 Wineglass Sponsor
~ $7500 ~

Patuxent Dental Patuxent Dental
Amit Khanna, DMD
2016 Wineglass Sponsor

2016 Music Sponsor
~ $5000 ~


2016 Major Event Sponsors
~ $3000 ~

Bailey Party Rentals

Lexington Park Ford Lincoln
Bailey's Party Rentals Lex Park Ford Lincoln

Old Line Bank

Tidewater Dental
Old Line Bank Tidewater Dental

Northrup Grumman

United Site Services
Northrup Grumman United Site Services
Van Dalen Industries Zahniser's Yachting Center
VanDalen Industries Zahniser's Yachting Cntr

... more to come!  


2016 Event Supporters
~ $1000 ~

    Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.
    Carroll's Equipment
  Community Bank of the Chesapeake
  G.S. Proctor and Associates, Inc
    Printing Press, Inc
    St. Mary's County
    Top Hat Party Design
  Toyota of Southern Maryland
  W.M. Davis, Inc.
  ... more to come!

2016 Event Patrons
~ $500 ~

    Aloft Solutions, LLC
  Ausley Associates, Inc.
    Breton Bay Golf & Country Club
    Calvert Marine Museum
    Hilltop Signs and Graphics
    Hugh C Gardiner, Inc.
  Imagine One
  The McNelis Group. LLC
    Personalized Therapy, LLC
    Radnor Corporation
... more to come!

Community Partners

  ●  Buckler Electric, LLC
  ●  The Ganlee Fund
  ●  The Chaney Foundation Fund for Hope
  ●  Jeff's Tree Service
  ●  Old Line Bank
  Petty Family Trust
  ●  Raley, Watts & O'Neill
  ●  Smartronix
  ●  Taylor Gas Company
  ●  Tri-County Abstract
  ●  Wentworth Nursery
  ●  Winslow Pump & Well

To become a 2016 Riverside WineFest sponsor or advertiser,
please call Anna Harrison,
Marketing Manager @ 301-373-2280

  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
  Become a Member
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Visit St. Mary's
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Junior Docent Academy
Spring Break at Sotterley
  About Sotterley Plantation
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
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Site Map
  Preservation Needs
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Sotterley Today
  Ticket Sales
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
  Barn Bash
Family Plantation Christmas
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Small Fry Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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