Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, & to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource. Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Riverside WineFest at Sotterley

November 7 & 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Noon - 5:00 pm

The 13th Annual
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley!
November 7 & 8 ~ Beginning at Noon both days

The 13th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th, 2015, celebrating the very best of over 20 Maryland wineries in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark! This event is all good things rolled into one weekend ~ the wine flows freely, live music is jamming, demonstrations are educational and entertaining, artists are selling their exquisite creations, food is scrumptious, and the 1703 Plantation House Mini Tours and the Colonial Revival Garden Tours are FREE.


$25 -

General Admission at the gate

$20 -

Designated Drivers

$5 -

Children ages 6 – 20; free for children under six years old


$15 -

All Sotterley Members pay only $15!


Individual Level (Limit 1 ticket)
Family Level (Limit 2 tickets)
Patron Level (Limit 4 tickets)
Sponsor Level (Limit 6 tickets)
Preserver Level and above (Limit 8 tickets)
Not a Sotterley Member? Become a Sotterley Member Today!


2015 Program of Events

Saturday, 12:00 – 2:30 pm  


Time and time again this band has satisfied an enormous demographic of very satisfied audiences. Their very eclectic performing styles is complimented by an even more diverse set list , slinging everything from Guns N’ Roses, The Killers, The Jackson 5 and Bel Biv Devoe. Winners of the annual Southern Maryland Phoenix Awards for "Best Performance" out of state audiences are rapidly finding out why.


The Piranhas
Saturday, 2:45 – 5:00  pm  

Come Back Iris is a high energy party band, made up of 5 guys with years of experience and varying musical backgrounds. They've harnessed the wide range of influences and turned it into a High-Energy, Modern Country Rock, Party band with a twist!!


Come Back Iris
Sunday, 12:00 – 2:30 pm  

The John Luskey Band's straight-ahead, good-time music has become a staple in the DC, MD, and VA music scene and the trio has performed with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, just to name a few. And John and his band were the first unsigned band to ever play WMZQ Fest.


The John Luskey Band
Sunday, 2:45 – 5:00 pm  

Reggae, rock with a little bit of funk and metal... This is Hydrafx: a sound from S. Maryland. 


HYDRAFX: Reggae, rock with a little bit of funk and metal... This is Hydrafx: a sound from Southern Maryland

Participating Wineries


  Basignani Winery, Ltd
  Bordeleau Vinyards & Winery
  Cove Point Winery
  Cygnus Wine Cellars
  Elk Run Vineyard and Winery
  Far Eastern Shore Winery
  Fridays Creek Winery
  Great Shoals Winery
  Knob Hall Winery
  Linganore Winecellars
  Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery
  Port of Leonardtown Winery
  Romano Vineyard & Winery
  Running Hare Vineyard
  Slack Winery & Vineyard
  Solomons Island Winery
  St. Michaels Winery
  The Winery at Olney


If you wish to know more about becoming a sponsor, advertiser, vendor, or artisan at the Riverside Winefest, please call the office @ 301-373-2280.



  The Art of Belle
  The Art of David P. Zippi
  Backyard Kitchen
  Bottle of Light
  Busy Bee Hive Jewelry
  Ch'Naca Fiberworks
  A Dream of Chocolate
  Elf Sea Glass
  Flawless Metals
  Free Thinkers Brewing
  Frosted Trash Beach Glass Jewelry
  Fuzzy Farmers Market
  Glass Sea Designs
  Gourmet Steve
  Grace at Work
  Graham Harris Graham Fine Art
  The Happy Turner
  Le Chic Chapeau
  A Mermaid's Harvest
  Parfections, LLC
  Plantation Peanuts
  RC Vintage Soul
  Teachers with Cameras
  Unwined Candles
  Wine Bottle Art
  Yankee Dyer Yarns
... and more to come!


If you wish to know more about becoming a sponsor, advertiser, vendor, or artisan at the Riverside Winefest, please call the office @ 301-373-2280.

Food & Concession Vendors

  Hollywood Oyster
  Lexington Park Rotary Club’s Oysters
  Mike's BBQ & Catering, LLC
  Mrs. Moo’s Corner
  Myra's New Orleans Cuisine
  Sir Pops-a-lot
  Sunshine's Catering
  Sunshine Girls’ Lemonade
... and more to come!

If you wish to know more about becoming a sponsor, advertiser, vendor, or artisan at the Riverside Winefest, please call the office @ 301-373-2280.


GPS address
    44300 Sotterley Lane
    Hollywood, Maryland  20636

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* Important Information for WineFest Attendees

Purchasers of Tasting and Designated Driver or Non-Drinker ticket(s) must be 21 or older.

A VALID ID MUST BE PRESENTED in order to allow entry into the event (we must card everyone, please be sure to bring a valid ID).

Purchase of Tasting and Designated Driver or Non-Drinker ticket(s) include a wine glass.
(Designated Driver or Non-Drinker receive their glass upon exiting the event).

All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
Event will take place RAIN OR SHINE
No coolers or picnics
No PETS allowed

This historical site in not wheelchair friendly & the Plantation House is not handicap accessible. No wheelchairs, walkers or strollers are allowed on tours of the Plantation House.  


Tasting Tickets

  $25 - At the Gate

Designated Driver Tickets


Ask for Maryland Wine

Children ages 6 - 20
Children 5 & under


  * There will be no Children's Play Area available this year.
Sotterley Members
  $15 at the gate

* Important Information for WineFest Attendees

WineFest Sponsors

2015 Wineglass Sponsor
~ $7500 ~

Patuxent Dental Patuxent Dental
Amit Khanna, DMD
2015 Wineglass Sponsor

2015 Music Sponsor
~ $5000 ~

Lexington Park Lincoln Lexington Park Lincoln
2015 Music Sponsor

2015 Major Event Sponsors
~ $3000 ~

BAE Systems Bailey's Party Rentals
BAE Systems Bailey's Party Rental
MetroCast Communications Tidewater Dental
MetroCast Tidewater Dental
United Site Services van Dalen Industries
United Site Services van Dalen Industries
Zahniser's Yachting Center  
Zahniser's Yachting Cntr

... more to come! 

2015 Event Supporters
~ $1000 ~

  Baldwin and Briscoe, LLC
  ●  Carroll's Equipment
  Community Bank of the Chesapeake
  ●  G.S. Proctor and Associates, Inc
  Heritage Printing & Graphics
  ●  Jefa Tech
  ●  McNelis Group
  ●  Northrop Grumman
  ●  Personalized Therapy
  ●  SMECO
  ●  St. Mary's County Tourism
  ●  W.M. Davis, Inc

2015 Event Patrons
~ $500 ~

  Aloft Solutions
  ●  Ausley Associates, Inc
  ●  Breton Bay Golf and Country Club
  ●  Calvert Marine Museum
  ●  Hampton Inn Lexington Park
  ●  Hilltop Signs and Graphics
  ●  Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc
  ●  Imagine One Technology & Management
  ●  Printing Press, Inc
  ●  Radnor Manufacturing

Community Partners

  ●  Buckler Electric, LLC
  ●  The Ganlee Fund
  ●  The Chaney Foundation Fund for Hope
  ●  Jeff's Tree Service
Ask for Maryland Wine  ●  Old Line Bank
  Petty Family Trust
  ●  Raley, Watts & O'Neill
  ●  Smartronix
  ●  Taylor Gas Company
  ●  Tri-County Abstract
  ●  Wentworth Nursery

To become a 2015 Riverside WineFest sponsor, please call Nate Ryon,
Development Manager @ 301-373-2280.

To become a 2015 Riverside WineFest advertiser, please call Anna Harrison,
Marketing Manager @ 301-373-2280.



  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
  Become a Member
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Corporate Circle Membership
Job Opportunities
Visit St. Mary's
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Junior Docent Academy
Spring Break at Sotterley
  About Sotterley Plantation
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
  Preservation Needs
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Sotterley Today
  Ticket Sales
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
  Barn Bash
Family Plantation Christmas
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Small Fry Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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