Producer Profile

Old Westminster

Established in 1985, the Baker family's journey into winemaking wasn't always a foregone conclusion. Jay and Virginia, the family's founders, harbored dreams of involving their children in their farm's legacy. As their three children—Drew, Lisa, and Ashli—pursued higher education, leaving the family nest empty, Jay and Virginia faced a pivotal decision: either put their land to use or seek another path. Recognizing their land's suitability for grapevines—rocky soil, elevation, ample sunshine, and constant breeze—the family pondered the idea of establishing a vineyard and winery together.

Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine in Maryland reflects the diverse and dynamic terroir of the region, offering a taste of the state's rich agricultural heritage. With vineyards scattered across rolling hillsides and river valleys, Maryland's natural winemakers embrace a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. These wines are a true expression of the local landscape, showcasing the unique characteristics of Maryland's soils and microclimates. Expect a vibrant array of flavors, from crisp citrus notes to bold berry undertones, all underscored by a refreshing acidity. Embracing minimal intervention practices, Maryland's natural wines capture the essence of the land, inviting drinkers to savor the pure, unadulterated essence of the grape. Each bottle tells a story of innovation and tradition, rooted in the spirit of exploration that defines Maryland's burgeoning wine scene.