Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel

30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, Maryland 21787
Innkeeper(s): Richard & Dort Mollett

Giornata Cellars Wine Dinner Event 12 Feb 2016, 7:03 am

Giornata Cellars Wine Dinner Event


On February 11th, we were joined by Brian Terrizzi, winemaker of Giornata Cellars for a spectacular wine dinner event. Giornata started with the dream of creating wines from Italian grapes grown in California with the influence and technique of Italian winemaking. Through this style their wines favor balance and subtlety rather and intensity and extraction characteristic of Californian wines.

Brain's enthusiasm for winemaking is shown not only in his involvement in Giornata, but also in the creation of Broadside, a central coast Californian producer. 

Branzino con Fagioli | Cranberry Beans, Pancetta, Tomato and Garlic

Cocoa and Porcini Braised Short Rib | Risotto Nero, Bitter Greens, Crispy Artichokes

Branzino con Fagioli | Cranberry Beans, Pancetta, Tomato and Garlic

Creamy Polenta | Hot Venison Sausage, Shaved Fennel, Toasted Hazelnut

Cocoa and Porcini Braised Short Rib | Risotto Nero, Bitter Greens, Crispy Artichokes

Spiced Walnut & Date Cake

The Smokehouse Restaurant named in GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants 8 Feb 2016, 6:01 pm

The Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 named in GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Baltimore Area

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GAYOT is an internationally renowned and professional guide to dining, hotels, travel and lifestyle, including spas, movies and automobiles, for readers in search of the best across the world. With thousands and thousands of unbiased, informative, honest and witty reviews, all written by a worldwide team of discerning professionals, serves as a serious resource, providing timeless coverage while keeping pace with the latest trends. The publications began in France in 1969 with the award-winning GaultMillau guide books, during which André Gayot and his friends Henri Gault and Christian Millau coined and promoted the term Nouvelle Cuisine.

February Featured Wine | Antinori Guado al Tasso 2004 8 Feb 2016, 2:40 am

Antinori Guado al Tasso 2004

Featured wines are available for dinner guests by the glass or by outside purchase by the bottle. This month's featured wine, Antinori Guado al Tasso 2004 is available for $25/glass or $100/bottle while supplies last.

50% Cabernet | 40% Merlot | 10% Syrah 

Guado al Tasso, meaning literally "Badger's Ford", takes its name from a common sight at the estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Bolgheri, where it is produced. The vineyard is at an elevation between 44 and 58 metres (145 and 190 feet) above sea-level on stony, slightly calcareous soils. Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located 60 miles southwest of Florence, near the medieval village of Bolgheri, in an area known as the Maremma. The 900 hectares (2,223 acres) estate stretches up from the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the hills, and aside from extensive vineyards, also grows wheat, corn, sunflowers, tomatoes and olive trees. Guado al Tasso was first produced in 1990; the successive vintages are 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997. All the vintages have been produced in limited quantities.

Ruby red in color. Fruity, with hints of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely structured and complex; balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.


Critical Acclaim

Wine Spectator - "Intense aromas of black pepper, spices and ripe fruit. Slightly raisiny, but complex. Full-bodied, silky and rich. Stylish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and others. Best after 2010. 6,665 cases made. "

Wine Enthusiast - "Luscious, modern and concentrated, this wine delivers chocolate, exotic spice, succulent cherry, currant berry and lively buoyancy. It also has some notes that recall rubber or latex, but those don't distract. On the heels of that are thicker, more enticing notes of campfire, toasts and cedar that taste so good over the wine’s toned, well-built structure. "

North Valley Wine Tasting | Meet the Winemaker Event 3 Feb 2016, 7:10 pm

On Wednesday, February 3rd, Antrim 1844 was honored with a visit from James Cahill, the partner and winemaker for Soter's prestigious North Valley. 

This rare wine tasting featured a selection of North Valley wines best known for its locale in Oregon's most recognized appellation for cool climate varietals, Willamette Valley. It is in the Northern part of this region where the finest vineyards are found - an epicenter referred to as North Valley. From within this region of the rolling hillsides and diverse soils, the North Valley Vineyards Partners create three tiers of exceptional wines: "Classics," "Origins," and "Reserves." 

Guests began the evening gathered in the warmth of the Mansion's twin Drawing Rooms with a welcome and opening remarks from Richard and Cahill. 

Guests enjoyed a delightful array of hors d'oeuvres while tasting favorites of North Valley's reds and whites, all the while enjoying the captivating passion James shared for his love of winemaking. 

With a shared passion for wine, a visit to the wine cellar with Antrim's owner, Richard Mollett and James Cahill developed into tales of fascinating finds and unique wine experiences. 

Antrim 1844 Wins WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2016 10 Jan 2016, 2:29 pm

WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding Venue in Maryland!                    

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.                    

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.
Antrim 1844 is proud to be one of the top wedding venues in Maryland in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.  

2016 Pick of Weddings by The Knot 28 Dec 2015, 12:21 pm

Antrim 1844 is pleased to announce selection as a 2016 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on The Knot representing the top 2% of wedding vendors rated throughout 2015. 

The Knot Best of Weddings was created to provide couples with a guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. 

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Dinner 21 Dec 2015, 2:48 pm

On December 10th, 2015, we were joined by presenter Rich Buchanan whose extensive knowledge and charismatic approach created the perfect atmosphere for a delightful evening of exquisite culinary selections paired with choice selections of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. 

Raw Bar

Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Vanilla Scented Tapioca, Pearls of Melon and Lobster Veloute paired with NV Cuvee Brut Rose

Pumpkin Ravioli with toasted pepitas, mascarpone cream and black truffles paired with Vintage 2004 Brut Reserve

Event | Burgundy Wine Dinner on October 7th, 2015 8 Oct 2015, 5:06 pm

Sauteed Canadian Pike - Crayfish, Baby Spinach, Applewood Bacon and Sorrel Sauce paired with Louis Jadot , Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, France 2013

Boeuf Bourguignon - Onion, Carrot, Lardons paired with Louis Jadot, Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, France 2012

Red Wine Poached Forelle Pear - Tahitian Vanilla Gelato paired with Taylor Fladgate 10 year old Tawny Port, Portugal

Louis Jadot's Antoine Collet delighted us with stories of Burgundy wines and his experiences in this spectacular region of France.