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Wine in Cans: ‘Bottling’ Reimagined

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

By William Layton Canning is something new to us. And, it’s not just a matter of offering our wines in a different size package. Cans makes wine more convenient in a few ways. Cans can go anywhere glass is not allowed; you don’t need to open a whole bottle if all you want is a [.. Read the full article ..]

National Wine and our Birthday, a Perfect Pairing!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

In 2019 the stars will align to make National Wine Day and our Ninth Birthday both end up on May 25th! While marked on calendars all over the Internet, there seems to be no known origin of National Wine Day. There is historical information that shows that America’s first wines were made from Muscadine grapes [.. Read the full article ..]

Out with the old…

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

”Jen”eral Perspective In with the new, growth that is. The burning of the vines is an annual tradition that has its roots in France. Each  year after the harvest is over and the vines  have gone dormant, winemakers prune the grapevines to make way for new growth – a critical step in the growing process. [.. Read the full article ..]

It’s Planting Season

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

As we embark on our planting season there are many things we do in preparation for the upcoming crop. We actually begin planning in the winter starting with determining what crops go in what fields. We use a three-year crop rotation.  Within three years, we actually plant 5 different crops.  This rotation helps us to [.. Read the full article ..]

Tanks A Lot!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Oh, what a night! The winery was bustling last Friday evening as nearly 200 Gold Leaf Club members and guests were hosted at one of the most anticipated events of the year: Tank Tasting. Even with the wind – the last of the heavy rain storms had miraculously just ended – when the doors opened [.. Read the full article ..]

To Filter or Unfilter, That is a Question

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

They say timing is everything, and that’s never truer than when we bottle wine. This March we have nine separate Layton’s Chance wines to bottle, the most we’ve ever done at once. It takes a lot of energy, organization and efficiency to bring nine wines to market at once. To offer some insight on how [.. Read the full article ..]


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 MARYLAND WINERIES KICK OFF THIRD-ANNUAL MARYLAND WINE MONTH March is Maryland Wine Month, a celebration of Maryland-made wine and the state’s growing wine industry.  (BALTIMORE, MD) – Members of the Maryland Wineries Association are preparing for a month-long celebration of the state’s flourishing wine industry. Maryland Wine Month [.. Read the full article ..]

Not Your Mother’s Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Looking for something unique to do in the cold winter months? Want to kick your winery visit up a notch? Gather your friends, (or family or even your knitting group) and try a VIP Wine Tasting. Designed to give you a more in-depth experience, a VIP Wine Tasting will often include a behind-the scenes look [.. Read the full article ..]

Celebrate Popcorn the Layton’s Chance Winery Way!

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

When I heard January 19 is National Popcorn Day, we just had to celebrate it at the Winery! You see Popcorn plays a significant role in the Layton household. Our 17-year-old son, Stephen, LOVES popcorn. I attribute this to adoration to William’s need to ALWAYS have popcorn at the movies. Going to the movies and [.. Read the full article ..]

In Praise of the Designated Driver

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

It’s the “Holidays” with a capital “H” – the time of year, more than any other, where cheery, popular people in perfect clothing toast each other with wine, champagne, mixed drinks or beer every second or third television commercial. Morning show hosts have wine on the podium; reality TV cooking shows showcase recipes with wine. [.. Read the full article ..]

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