The Linganore AVA, one of three in the state of Maryland, is located in the northeastern reaches of the state, some 30 miles from Baltimore. The climate here is a bit warmer than other wine zones in the state; humidity can be very high in the summer. The gravel and loam soils are deep and well-drained. Varieties ranging from Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Traminette and Vignoles are planted here; there are also numerous fruit wines, made from raspberries, peaches, strawberries and blackberries among others. There are only a few producers making wine from Linganore fruit. (Wine/Appellations)