Nestled in the Carroll County hills is a family farm, Galloping Goose. On the hillside above the meadows Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc have put down roots where sheep and horses had grazed years before. Corn, bean and alfalfa hay grown behind the old red barns have been replaced by Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Petite Verdot and Chambourcin rows that slide down the hill toward the wood line, with Seyval Blanc for good measure.
To think that this all began as an improbable quest. Ed and Diane Hale sat side by side, astride two bay horses, holding hands, only dreaming of owning land and raising a family. Some forty years have galloped by with amazing speed. And, now, vineyards grace a large part of the farm.
Sons Jason and John are an integral part of the enterprise. The farm, vineyards and winery operates with the full support of family. Together, we manage the vineyards while focusing our attention on our wines. Grape production far exceeds the demand at Galloping Goose, so a large portion of the grapes are sold to other Maryland wineries.
Galloping Goose opened its door to the public on June 25th, 2010.