Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Royal Rabbit Vineyards - Roy pairs wine part 1

About

On one end of the spectrum, a winery experience can take you to a multi-acre parking lot with a half-mile trek to a million gallon facility akin to standing in line at a big box store, all the way to the other end of the spectrum where you may find yourself driving down a dirt road to a rustic barn so far off the beaten path you fear your GPS may never get you back on pavement! We, at Royal Rabbit Vineyards encourage you to Treat Yourself Royally and say no to these mediocre wine experiences and their corresponding mediocre wines! At our boutique winery we provide each guest with an intimate, leisurely wine experience. You will be served at a table by someone knowledgeable and passionate about each of our wines, and you will never be rushed. We feel that wine cannot be properly enjoyed if you are shuffled through a cafeteria-style line, or if you are left standing at a bar or barrel being dispensed shot-sized portions as quickly as possible with little or no explanations of what you’re tasting. We also strive to upgrade your experience by offering games to play while you sip our wines, special food pairings from time-to-time, and limited edition, sneak preview tastings! We hope you say YES to trying something different, treating yourself royally and joining us soon!

Location Description

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Parkton.

Features

  • Treat yourself royally.

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History

35 years ago, Roy Albin, started making fruit wines, honey wines, homemade sherries and madeiras as a personal hobby. Today he is the proud owner and winemaker of Royal Rabbit Vineyards in Parkton, MD, a true family-owned winery focused on growing and producing wine from grapes best suited to the region.

Linda Albin, Roy’s wife of 30 years, is an integral part of the family operation at Royal Rabbit Vineyards. Linda can often be found in the tasting room on weekends pouring for guests, manning the register at festivals, and organizing and promoting fun, often competitive activities (i.e. arm-wrestling, chili cook-offs, sword-battling, caroling contests) during their annual events, the summer Medieval Festival and the end-of-year Holiday Open House. Roy’s parents, known affectionately around the winery simply as Mom and Pop, help maintain the plants, and assist with bottling, filtering and blending. They also do the bulk of the harvesting each year.

Roy and Linda met in 1982 through their mutual participation in a medieval recreation organization. This affiliation not only sparked their relationship, but it also piqued Roy’s interest in the process of making wine. The primary focus of the organization is to discover and celebrate the arts, crafts, society and history of the medieval era. Members learn by cooking, fighting, building, brewing, and of course, cultivating wines using the same processes people used in that time period. Roy reveled in this historical perspective, embraced the nuances of early winemaking methods and, in turn, applied his years of practice to his own modern winemaking endeavors.

The years spent passionately experimenting, learning, tweaking and experiencing the joys of making and drinking wine naturally led Roy to want to share the fruits of his studies with a wider audience. His desire to delve into commercial winemaking led Roy and Linda to their Parkton, MD property in 2007. After a period of settling into the soils of the land and the space of their building, the Royal Rabbit tasting room was officially opened to the public in November of 2011.

Join Roy, Linda, Mom and Pop and treat yourself royally to a leisurely, sit-down tasting of award-winning dry and semi-sweet wines grown and bottled on site.

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Great Dry Whites And Reds

friendly and knowledgeable

May 2018

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Hours

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday from 11am to 5pm Tours are at 11am

Address

1090 Jordan Sawmill Rd
Parkton, Maryland 21120
United States

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