Cygnus Wine Cellars
3130 Long Lane
PO Box 113
Manchester, MD 21102
Phone: 410-374-6395
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Cygnus Wine Cellars

Manchester, MD
Cygnus Wine Cellars was born in July 1996, emerging from the shell of an abandoned 1939-vintage slaughterhouse in downtown historic Manchester, Carroll County. Owner and winemaker Ray Brasfield focuses on producing dry table wines and methode champenoise sparkling wines (champagne) from only locally grown grapes. Depending upon the growing season, Brasfield also produces reserve wines in very small quantity, including late harvest dessert style wine, and a reserve dry red named Julian. Cygnus wines are ‘Vegan Friendly’, with no animal products used in their production. Table wines are sold under the ‘Cygnus’ label, while the sparkling wines say ‘Royele’ on the label.Wine education is the focus in the Cygnus Wine Cellars tasting room. Customers will find intelligent and informative answers to their wine questions, often from the winemaker himself. Cygnus Wine Cellars hosts several food-centered events throughout the year, and customers are encouraged to host their own private dinners, parties, or wine receptions at the winery, with the assistance of the winemaker and local caterers.

Activities Available:
Wine Tasting
Winery Tours
Wine Tasting-Fee
Groups Welcome
Picnics
Event Facilities

Wine Trail:
Carroll Wine Trail
Hours:
Sat and Sun 12-5 pm, Other times by appointment only. Wine tasting fee is $5.00 per person for up to 6 wines.

Featured Wine
Dry
Off-Dry
Semi-Sweet
Sweet


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Previous
Gold Medal
2010 Governor's Cup
Gold Medal
2011 Royele: Blanc de Blanc Brut
Bronze Medal
2010 Governor's Cup
Bronze Medal
2011 Late Harvest Vidal Blanc
Silver Medal
2012 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition
Silver Medal
2007 Cygnus Red
Silver Medal
2012 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition
Silver Medal
2010 Cygnus Port of Manchester
Bronze Medal
2012 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition
Bronze Medal
2011 Cygnus Chardonnay
Bronze Medal
2012 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition
Bronze Medal
2011 Cygnus Rose
Bronze Medal
2012 Maryland Governor's Cup Competition
Bronze Medal
2008 Cygnus Manchester Hall



April 19

Spring into the Cellar

Join us in the Cellar to taste new wines from the Barrel. Then proceed to the Tasting Room to sample the finished product.

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April 20

Easter Sunday

Cygnus Wine Cellars is closed for Easter Sunday. Come see us next week.

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