Rocklands Farm Winery & Market
14525 Montevideo Road
Poolesville, Maryland 20842
No time to travel to Napa Valley?…No worries!!
The next time your palate craves the taste of a new fine wine, just jump in your car and head to the Ag Reserve! In fact, when you visit Rocklands Farm on Montevideo Road – just outside of Poolesville – you can treat your taste buds to some excellent wines and, at the same time, enjoy a drive through one of the more scenic parts of Montgomery County. You can also shop at their on-farm market for grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture-raised pork, chicken and eggs, along with a variety of other farm products.
When you arrive at the farm, there’s a good chance you will meet the business owners – Greg and Anna Glenn. Greg and Anna are two of the most innovative farmers you will ever meet. Greg, who started farming in the Ag Reserve in 2010, has transformed the business into a diversified agricultural operation with a strong focus on environmentally sound approaches to working the land. They currently manage almost 100 acres, including 34 acres on their home farm along with other rented property. They produce their own wines on the farm from grapes grown in their 6.5-acre vineyard.
Greg, who studied Agriculture and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech University, is certainly putting his education to good use. Anna holds a degree in Education from California Polytechnic University, so it’s easy to understand why she and Greg share a passion for reaching out to our younger generation through several educational programs focused on agriculture. Greg said that he chose a career in farming because he “was inspired to know, and then provide to others, a connection with who, how and where food comes from.” Greg and Anna have three young sons – Fritz, Simeon and Charlie – who will, no doubt, receive plenty of on-the-job training in agriculture in the coming years.
The Rocklands Farm Winery and Market is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There you can visit their wine tasting room and shop for a wide range of farm products. They also feature local food trucks on Friday through Sunday and live music on “Fridays on the Farm.” You can learn more about other special events, cellar club and educational outreach programs by visiting their website at www.rocklandsfarmmd.com.