The history of winemaking in the Loew family is a story that dates back to the mid-19th century in the part of Europe known as Galicia, in the Austro-Hungarian empire. At that time, the Loew family established a honey wine brewery in Bursztyn and later in Lemberg, exporting wines throughout Europe. A copy of one of the early bottle labels still persists. The family winery remained in business until World War II broke out.
Several years after Bill Loew arrived in the United States, he and Lois Hendrickson met, married, and established a home and family - with three beautiful and bright daughters. Bill, an engineer by profession, also decided to re-connect with his family roots, and began making wine.
We began the search for a suitable spot favorable to grape growing. With the help of consultants that helped, for instance, to help measure the depth and types of the soil, we settled on a 37-acre parcel on Liberty Road in Frederick County. This was in March, 1982. Eager to get started, we cleared the remains Read more »