Basignani Winery - Winery and Wine Tastings in Baltimore County Sparks, MD
Established in 1986, Basignani Winery uses traditional cellar methods and the wines, which are estate grown and bottled, are classically styled and produced.
Located in the heart of Sparks, Maryland.
- Producing classically styled wines.
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Following in their footsteps, Bert aspired to carry on the family tradition. In 1972, while still a student at Towson State University, Bert bought 10 acres of farmland in Butler, Maryland. In the back of his mind he envisioned someday planting a vineyard to make his own wine. In 1974, he married Lynne and together they planted 60 vines, 10 each of 6 different varieties.
Bert began making wine using his grandmother’s grape press. He read every book he could find on the subject, and picked every mind available to him as he began experimenting with winemaking.
By 1984, Bert had planted another six acres on adjoining land that he and Lynne had acquired. It was then that they started to grow the vinifera grapes that Bert felt would make the best wine. Federal regulations allowed Bert to make only 200 gallons of wine for home consumption, so the extra fruit was sold to vineyards in the area, while Bert perfected his winemaking techniques.
In November of 1986, after winning many amateur winemaking judgings, and at the urging of friends who had sampled and approved of their wine, Bert and Lynne decided to make the plunge and started Basignani Winery.
Today, they make 6500 gallons of wine a year, and have received many accolades from wine critics and faithful customers as well.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Gold Medal Basignani Chardonnay 2015
Silver Medal Basignani Sinistra 2015
Bronze Medal Basignani Seyval Montbray Vineyard 2015:
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016:
SILVER MEDAL Chardonnay, Maryland 2014
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2016:
Silver Medal Basignani Chardonnay 2014