Allegany County's first winery! Charis Winery, Inc. has opened its doors. Our winery is located at 17 Howard Street at the Canal Place Shops in the downtown area of Cumberland, Maryland.
Charis Winery Inc. will produce a varity of grape wines such as Chancellor, Barbera, white wines, etc. and fruit wines like Peach, Cranberry, Blueberry, Strawberry and more. In 2015 Charis will be adding our Honey Mead Series to our selections. Charis Wines will be sold under the Charis and Crazy Monkey Wine brands at the winery and at wine shops throughout Maryland .
The Charis Winery Tasting room is open and is offering tastings Closed Mondays. Tues - Thurs. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fri 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sun. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Private tastings by appointment.
Tastings are $7.00 for a flight of seven wines of your choice. You receive your wine glass and a $5.00 discount with the purchase of two or more bottles of wine.
Catawba [Dry] 1%RS 12.5%ABV
Catawba with a slight blend of Sauvignon Blanc serves up rich crisp flavors with a hint of spice, earthiness and a slight tartness providing a clean finish. Pairs well with seafood, chicken, and heavy cream pastas. Serve at room temp, chilled or over frozen fruit.
Summer Breeze [Dry] 1%RS 12%ABV Out of stock till Spring 2014
Riesling is a dry complex white wine that ages very well. Flavor tends to be fruity and floral, as well as a hint of honey and green apple. Best served chilled.
Xavier Red [Off-Dry] 1.5%RS 11%ABV
The aroma and flavors of freshly-picked, ripe raspberries merge with the lush richness of berries and fruit that naturally burst from the Merlot grape.
Asher White [Dry] 1%RS 11%ABV
Pinot Gris is typically dry (not sweet) with light fruity cranberry and flowery aromas, and a mineral taste, tends to be rich in flavor. Often the finish offers a citrusy flavor.
Pinot Gris pairs well with light dishes that are still on the "thick" side, like chicken in a rich white sauce, or eggplant with heavy spices. Pinot Gris is a white wine, but it is able to hold its own against richer flavors. Best served chilled.
Ezra Red [Semi-Sweet] 2%RS 10.5%ABV
The tangy, sweet burst of blueberry combines with the light-medium body and cherry-spice flavors of the Pinot Noir to bring an intense, yet not over-powering, fruit flavor to your palate.
Sunset [Semi-Sweet] 2%RS 12.5%ABV
This Chardonnay is a smooth semi-sweet with fruity flavors like apple, tangerine, peach, and apricot. This wine goes best with poultry or seafood, like lobster or scallops. It can even go well with a light red meat dish. Good cheeses for Chardonnay include Gruyere, Provolone, and Brie. Chardonnay should be served chilled.
Black Cherry [Semi-Sweet] 3.5% RS 10%ABV
Black Cherry with a blend of Pinot Noir provide characteristics of fresh red berries and luscious black cherries. Pair this fruit forward wine with a salmon topped salad for a culinary delight!
Just Teasin [Sweet] 6.5%RS 12.5%ABV
The medium pink White Merlot lays the groundwork and the natural strawberry flavor weaves in a pleasant sweetness for a wonderful and delicious sensation. Just Teasin Blush offers a combination of aroma and taste reflecting the people and culture of the tri-state area where Charis winery is located. Enjoy chilled or over ice or even at room temp.
Taylin Red [Sweet] 6.5%RS 11%ABV
A special combination of wild field berries blended with the delicious, big red Shiraz to create a wonderfully fruity treat.
Chance of Chocolate [Sweet] 7%RS 13% ABV
A delicate blend of Chancellor red wine, Red Raspberry, with a light chocolate flavor. Tends to be a well-rounded, rich wine with plum, cherry and spice notes in addition to its vibrant aromas and flavor of chocolate that excite your taste buds!
Triple Berry [Sweet Fruit] 8%RS 12.5%ABV
A blend of 40% Blackberry, 30% Red Raspberry, 30% Blueberry makes for a notable berry aroma on the nose and provides bold berry flavors on the finish. Even though a sweet wine, it remains light and crisp!
Sweet Dreams [Sweet] 10%RS 12.5%ABV Out of Stock till Spring 2014
Moscato produces a very tasty sweet wine that often has peach and juicy tropical fruit flavors . Best served chilled or over frozen fruit. There's lots to love about Sweet Dreams Moscato.