New county vineyard aims to be organic, biodynamic

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Posted: May 14, 2014

The Winchester Star

Paul and Loretta Briedé planted 1,450 grapevines on two acres over Easter weekend, with 15 acres for expansion. The couple, along with their children, plan to produce wine once the vines mature on the organic, biodynamic farm in Frederick County. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Loretta Briedé checks a young Arandell grape vine at her family's Frederick County farm. The two types of grapes the Briedés planted — Cayuga White and the red Arandell variety — were also chosen with the area’s climate and disease pressure in mind.
Loretta and Paul Briedé walk through their vineyard in Frederick County. The Briedés plan to produce grapes biodynamically and using a sustainable agriculture approach. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WHITE HALL — A Frederick County couple decided to give it a go and start a vineyard because they “have a big tractor and land” and the wife wanted to do something with them.

At least that’s the…



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