Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thanks to Blue Wind Gourmet!

BIG Thanks to Rob Plant, owner of Blue Wind Gourmet, for hosting two fantastic Pre-Event Parties kicking-off the Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010 season! The scrumptious food of BWG and varieties of varietals from a select group of Maryland wineries will not soon be forgotten. Cheers!

Grand Finale of the 2010 Speaker Series!

“Vestiges of the War of 1812 Along the Patuxent”
Friday, October 22, 2010
7:00 p.m. in the Barn at Sotterley Plantation

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in presenting Dr. Ralph Eshelman, as part of the 2010 Speaker Series. Widely published, he lectures on military and maritime history, polar exploration, geology and paleontology. His lecture on The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay area, focusing specifically upon our area of Southern Maryland, will be based on research disclosed in his recently published book, The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The former Director of the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland, Dr. Eshelman worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He is active in several professional and civic organizations including past president of the Council of American Maritime Museums, American Association for Quaternary Environment, founding vice-president of the National Maritime Preservation Task Force of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, vice-president for Science and Stewardship of the Maryland-Washington D.C. Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Society for Historical Archaeology, Patuxent Riverkeeper, and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Research interests have taken Dr. Eshelman all over the globe. He is the owner of Eshelman & Associates, a cultural resource management consultancy firm and partner in a lighthouse preservation firm. He is a consultant to the National Park Service. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan with a major in geology and vertebrate paleontology and a minor in ecology.

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.

FREE to the public. Please call for reservations: 301-373-2280.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Party ON!

You're Invited!!!

WineFest Pre-Event Party at Blue Wind Gourmet
September 21, 2010 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tomorrow night, you are welcome to attend the second and last Pre-Event Party at Blue Wind Gourmet, kicking off the 2010 Riverside WineFest at Sotterley season! Come feast on the savory gastronomic delights offered by Blue Wind Gourmet Owner, Rob Plant and sip the wonderful varietals of two Maryland favorites: Solomons Island Winery and Basignani Winery.

Every wine produced by Solomons Island Winery, a local favorite, has won awards. Tastings of the popular Mist series, a smooth blending of varietal wine with another fruit, will be on hand. Basignani Winery, located north of Baltimore, has been producing world class wines since 1986. They gladly make the trip to Southern Maryland to share their highly reputed labors of love.

Blue Wind Gourmet is located at 22803 Gunston Drive in California, MD.

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010 will take place on October 2nd & 3rd from Noon-6 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation, so order your discounted tickets today:
or by phone: 301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Dead of Night - a Fright!

“The Civil War at Sotterley – the Nation will rise again … and so will the dead!”
Ghosts of Sotterley Tours

Sotterley Plantation
October 14, 15 & 16, 2009
Reservations Required! Tours run every ten minutes between 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The Nation is divided by the Civil War and the death toll is rising. Danger lurks at every turn … especially for Confederate sympathizers, as were the inhabitants of Sotterley during this era.
The “Friends of Sotterley” acting troupe promises even more thrills and chills than last year. For the second year, the incomparable James LePore has written script of intrigue, surpassing his prior stab at creative genius and the ultimately spooky! Under the direction of Dawna Diaz and featuring the technical wizardry of Ming Diaz, the entire creative team offers a seemingly real-to-life (and death) exposure to Sotterley Plantation during this most volatile time in history. This historic dramatization walking tour unfolds at various outdoor locations around the plantation, so dress appropriately for the weather. Guests are also invited to take the chill off by a roaring bonfire (weather permitting) and to enjoy treats available for purchase.

NEW THIS YEAR: “Save Time, Buy Online!” www.sotterley.org. The cost is $13 per person. Order online and receive a 10% off coupon for our Museum Shop!
May not be suitable for young children.
Phone orders: $14 per person, 301-373-2280.

Tonight's the Night!

Come One, Come ALL!
WineFest Pre-Event at Blue Wind Gourmet
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Stop by on your way home from work tonight - it's going to be FUN and DE-LISH! To kick off the Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010 event season, the public is invited to a Pre-Event Party hosted by Blue Wind Gourmet and owner Rob Plant, featuring savory gastronomic delights and wine tastings from two local wineries: Running Hare Vineyard and Port of Leonardtown Winery.

Blue Wind Gourmet is located at 22803 Gunston Drive in California, MD.

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010 will take place on October 2nd & 3rd from Noon-6 p.m. at Sotterley Plantation.

NEW: "BEAT the Line! Buy Online!" Discounted tickets are available through October 1st at www.sotterley.org.

Phone orders: 301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010 Sponsors


Corporate Circle Sponsors

WineFest Major Event Sponsors - $3,000
BAE Systems
The BayNet
G.S. Proctor
The Ganlee Fund
Heritage Printing and Graphics
SMC Tourism
WineFest Event Supporters - $1,000
Ausley Associates, Inc.
Best Buy
Calvert Marina
Community Bank of Tri-County
Maryland Bank & Trust
Northrop Grumman
Top Hat Party Design
United Site Services
W.M. Davis, Inc.

Winefest Event Patrons - $500
Aloft Solutions, LLC
Baldwin & Briscoe, LLC
Breton Bay
Carroll’s Equipment
Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc.
The McNelis Group, LLC
The Patuxent Partnership
Personalized Therapy, LLC
Radnor Manufacturing
Sabre Systems

Corporate Circle Members
BAE Systems, Inc.
Blazer’s Enterprises
Chaney Foundation
The Ganlee Fund
Petty Family Trust
PNC Bank
Raley, Watts & O’Neill
Tri-County Abstract
W.M. Davis, Inc.
Wentworth Nursery

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Celebrate the Best of Maryland!

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010!
October 2 & 3 ~ Noon until 6pm both days

Hollywood, MD - Come to the place where wine flows freely, music is jamming, kids are playing, artists are selling, food is scrumptious, and everyone is having a blast! Sotterley Plantation will “Celebrate the Best of Maryland in a Breathtaking Setting” at the Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2010. For two days, guests will have the chance to taste the offerings of 21 highly acclaimed Maryland wineries (with no tasting tickets). For those who have always wanted to learn about wine making and wine testing, you will enjoy the informative demonstrations and exhibits. Hungry? Dash over to the food vendors for delectable Maryland favorites. There is no such thing as a bored child here at Sotterley, as we offer free face painting, crafts, and colonial games. Ready to dance? Go for it! Move and groove to a spectrum of music – from Jazz to Rock & Roll. Let’s talk Art – not crafts, but ART. Artists from The Color & Light Society will be painting, displaying, and selling their treasures in the historic Barn, as well as raffling off a fabulous painting by the entire group. Down on the field, make a point of supporting other Maryland Artists, many of whom sell their creations nationally and internationally. As an added bonus, 98.3 Star FM celebs T-bone & Heather will be here with t-shirts and prizes for the crowd on Saturday. Since we aim to please, diehard football fans will be able to watch the Washington Redskins play (and beat) the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday down on the field on a big screen television.

NEW for 2010: BEAT the Line! BUY Online! www.sotterley.org
Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $17 prior to October 1st, and at the gate tickets will be $20. Designated drivers are $15, those between the ages of 6 – 20 years old are $5, and children under 6 are free of charge. To purchase tickets in advance or to find out more information, visit www.sotterley.org or call 301-373-2280 or 800-681-0850.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fine Dining!

It may have been another steamy day on the plantation, but this wonderful group joined us for a Group Tour with lunch! A light fare of sandwiches, salads, lemonade, and sweets was the perfect companion for the beautiful view. Thanks to Office Manager, Kim Husick and the mighty team of kitchen volunteers!
More proof that there is always something happening at Sotterley Plantation!