Monday, October 13, 2014

NEW! Sotterley Christmas Traditions by Candlelight!





December 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 & 20, 2014
Tours every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Celebrate the season at Sotterley Plantation, all within Sotterley’s 300 year-old Plantation House decorated in different historical periods for the holidays. Experience Sotterley’s 2014 interactive living history tour, Common Lives, Shared Sentiments. Visit family members from the past who called Sotterley their home. Share their lives and conversations to discover how each person’s life can transcend generations. Interact with the performers, enjoy light refreshments and live seasonal music at this unique Sotterley event.

Advance reservations required. No walk-ins. 
$15 per person. Purchase tickets online: sotterley.org.


Family Plantation Christmas 2014!




Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to kick-off your Christmas season at Sotterley’s Family Plantation Christmas on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Begin the day with Breakfast with Santa!  
We offer two seatings; 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. 

For the rest of the day’s magical festivities, you won’t need a reservation ~ just show up to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, to take a horse-drawn carriage ride, to sing along with carolers, to make holiday crafts, to buy unique holiday gifts at the Sotterley Museum Shop while the children are buying presents at Santa’s Secret Shop, and to purchase seasonal greens and hand-crafted items from Sotterley’s Garden Guild! Christmas trees will also available for purchase! Make this Christmas event part of your family tradition!  
The cost is $5 per person at the gate; children 2 and under FREE. 
The cost of Breakfast with Santa is $12 per person 
(which includes general admission for the day’s events) 
and requires advance reservations: 301-373-2280.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Shout OUT to All of the Friends of WineFest!




A SINCERE THANK YOU to ALL who made last weekend's 12th Annual Riverside WineFest at Sotterley such an incredibly successful event! 

The nine months of planning comes down to one weekend, always the first weekend in October. Each year, WineFest improves because of our generous sponsors, program advertisers, in-kind donations/services, volunteers, vendors, musicians, and artisans. As you shall see from the below list, WineFest is a tremendous undertaking and there is no way we could make it happen without the support of this generous community. 

WineGlass Sponsor - $7,500
Tidewater Dental

Major Event Sponsors - $3,000
BAE Systems
Bailey’s Party Rentals 
The Ganlee Fund 
St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism 
Metrocast 
Northrop Grumman
Old Line Bank 
United Site Services
van Daylen Industries 
Wildewood Group Real Estate Development & Management 
Zahniser’s Yachting Center

Event Supporters - $1,000
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.
Camber Corporation
Carroll’s Equipment
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
G. S. Proctor and Associates, Inc.
Heritage Printing & Graphics 
The McNelis Group, LLC
Personalized Therapy, LLC
Raley, Watts & O’Neill
Top Hat Party Designs
W.M. Davis Inc.

Event Patrons - $500
Aloft Solutions, LLC
Amit Khanna, DMD LLC
Attentive Property Management
Ausley Associates, Inc.
Breton Bay Golf and Country Club
Calvert Marine Museum
Hampton Inn Lexington Park
Hilltop Signs & Graphics
Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc. 
Printing Press, Inc.
Radnor Manufacturing
Red Inc.
Wyle

Corporate Circle Members:

Gold Circle Members
The Boeing Company
Buckler Electric, LLC
The Ganlee Fund

Silver Circle Members:
Jeff’s Tree Service
Petty Family Trust
Raley, Watts & O’Neill
Smartronix
Taylor Gas Company
Tri-County Abstract
Wentworth Nursery

WineFest Program Advertisers!

St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism 
Chesapeake Orchestra
 Heritage Printing & Graphics 
Tidewater Dental
The McNelis Group, LLC & Attentive Property Management
 W.M. Davis, Inc 
Patuxent Wine & Spirits
Dargan & Miller, DDS
Maryland Wineries Association
St. Mary’s River Watershed Association
The Dry Dock Restaurant at Zahniser’s Yatching Center
Café des Artistes
St. Mary’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Burch Oil
North End Gallery
Len Zuza
Sotterley Garden Guild
SMECO
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
PNC Bank
Caren’s Solomons Style
Halo Hair Care Studio
The Printing Press
The Ruddy Duck
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.
Personalized Therapy, LLC 
Hampton Inn Lexington Park 
Interlude - The Pet Resort & Spa
Imagine One Tech & Management, Ltd 
Your Journey Studios 
Cruise One Dream Vacations
Evolve Yoga & Wellness
The Tides Restaurant 
Bob Schaller

2014 Riverside WineFest Committee
Ellen Zahniser - Committee Chair 
Nancy Easterling, Executive Director
Joseph Goldsmith, Kim Husick, Sharon Mattingly, Eileen Miller, 
Ginger Newman-Askew, Jeanne Pirtle, Nate Ryon, Louise Snell, Ginni Stein, 
Arleen Strider, Stacey Svendgard, Mellanie Teed, and Bob Trible

Sotterley Garden Guild
Sotterley’s many loyal Volunteers

&

BAE Systems employees
Pete Butt - Communications Facilities Company
Chaney Enterprises
The College of Southern Maryland
Cathy Conlon of the
St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office 
Community Bank of the Chesapeake Employees
Wayne Copsey - Copsey’s Seafood & Ice
Jeanne Davis and Jan Christoffersen
Rebecca Decker of SAIC
Ming and Dawna Diaz
Debbie Dunlap
Hollywood Rescue Squad
Richard Knott
Carolyn Laray - St. Mary’s County Div. of Tourism 
Maryland Wineries Association
Old Line Bank employees
PNC Bank Employees 
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Rob Plant ~ Blue Wind Gourmet
Raley, Watts and O’Neill
St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
St. Mary’s County Parks and Recreation
St. Mary’s Landing 
Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship
Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative
St. Mary’s Public Works
T-Bone & Heather
Wentworth’s Nursery
Zahniser’s Yachting Center

Sotterley Volunteers!

Albert Northrop
Adam Carlisle
Alan Easterling
Alejandra McCord
Amanda Adams
Ana Herrera
Angela Alcain
Ann Lewis
Annette Harris
Anthony Couter
Ashley Brady
Ashtin Mason
Audrey McKnight
Ayana Owens
Becky Henderson
Betsy King
Betty Currie
Betty Jean Turner
Bill Schmalgemeyer
Bob Aldridge
Bob Taylor
Bob Trible
Butch Mattingly
Caleigh Brunstrom
Carla Tomaszewski
Carol Wilson
Carole Tucker
Charles Wallace
Chasity Allen
Cheri Kidd
Chris Ann Jordan
Chris Jeys
Chris Lowe
Christine Stanley
Chuck Stein
Cindy Gianacopolos
Craig Tyer
Daphne McGuire
Dave Brown
Dave Bryner
David Michel
Dawna Diaz
Debbie Gray
Dee Lloyd
Denean Bucklew
Doug Wesley
Ellen Zahniser
Emma Teed
Erna Brown
Evan Page
Fred Bloch
Ginni Stein
Gloria Koehler
Heather Bloch
Heather Shifflett
Jackie Gheen
Jan Briscoe
Jan Christoffersen
Janet Rowland
Jeanne Davis
Jeff Smith
Jenni McLellan
Jennifer Misner
Jessica Lacey
Joanna Woods
Julie Stone
Julie Woods
Juliet Hoey
Kali Gates
Karen Lowry
Karen Northrop
Karen Price
Karina Fontanez
Katie Gardiner
Keith McGuire
Kendrea Grove
Kim Curry
Kris Hills
Krista Whites
Kyle Easterling
Lanie Smith
LaShawnia McCaskill
Laura Robins
Laura Roland
Lauren Smith
Lee Siciliano
Leslie Burgess
Linda Colina
Louise Snell
Lynn Erwin
Marci Turner

Marie Dyson
Marizel Brewington
Mark Stone
Mary Ann Stamm
Mary Sothoron
Megan Ellis
Megan Timmens
Merideth Taylor
Mike Colina
Mike Stamm
Mike Whitson
Ming Diaz
Miriam Bonk
Nancy Walcutt
Nancy Warren
Nicole Gall
Paul Shippert
Phillip Scassero
Renee Gardiner
Renee Sossong
Rhea Smirlock
Rhett Jackson
Rich Noonan
Robert de Vos
Robert Miller
Robin Wyvill
Rose Monan
Ryan Casselman
Sam Baldwin
Sandy Kraft
Sarah Shurtleff
Scott Teed
Sharon Mattingly
Sherrie Bryant
Skip Zahniser
Slim Lee
Staci Filomena
Stephanie Glass
Steve Carroll
Steve Meizoso
Susan Brent
Susan Myrick
Tami Brunstrom
Tammy Parsons
Tammy Weiland
Taryn Myrick
Ted Schiller
Ted Turner
Tess Meizoso
Theresa Maroudas-Lewis
Tim Watts
Tom Russell
Tommy Myrick
Towanda Ganges
Tracey Luskey
Tyler Myrick
William Briscoe
Xavier Prines



The Musicians!
The Justin Myles Experience
GrooveSpan
HydraFX
The John Luskey Band

The Artisans!
A Dream of Chocolate 
Angels and Anchors
Back Barn Antiques
Bottle of Light
Ch’Naca Fiberworks
Color & Light Society (in the Historic Barn)
FBB Marketing
Flawless Metals
Frosted Trash
Fuzzy Farmer’s Market (in the Warehouse)
Glasssea Designs
GourmetSteve.com
Grace at Work
The Happy Turner in Owings
Janet's Jewels LLC
JKS Imagery
Le Chic Chapeau
MP Baskets
Moon River Studio
Natural Wood Workings
Old Spool Embroidery
Parfections, LLC
The Perfect Pour Candle Company, LLC
Plantation Peanuts
Rainbow's End
Wild Willow Soap
Wine Bottle Art
Yellow Dog Forge

The Food & Beer Vendors!
Sunshine’s Catering
Cameron’s Smoothies
Sir Pops a Lot
Myra’s New Orleans Food
Lexington Park Rotary Club – Oyster King
Hollywood Oysters
Mike’s BBQ & Catering
Lenny’s Restaurant
Sunshine Girl’s Lemonade
Ruddy Duck Brewery
Mully's Brewery

... and, of course ...
The Wineries!
 Basignani Winery
Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery
Cove Point Winery
Cygnus Wine Cellars
Dragonfly Vineyard & Winery
Elk Run Vineyards
Far Eastern Shore Winery
Fridays Creek Winery & Art Gallery
Great Shoals Winery
Knob Hall Winery
Linganore Wine Cellars
Old Westminster Winery
Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery
Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Romano Vineyard & Winery
Running Hare Vineyard
Slack Winery
Solomons Island Winery
St. Michael's Winery
The Winery at Olney 

Hope to see you ALL at WineFest 2015!