If a pretty, clear-skies day inspires you to embark upon a back-roads weekend day trip with your favorite road companion, consider a jaunt that involves wine and chocolates.
Start with a trip to the Harford Vineyard & Winery, and pick up a bottle of Crimson Moon, a dry red that took a 2013 Silver Medal in the Maryland Winemasters Choice awards (may we recommend the Malbec, too?).
Then head another 34 miles up to Pennsylvania, and visit Neuchatel Chocolates’ factory store in Oxford. Whipped up by a fifth-generation Swiss chocolatier, choices include chocolate bars, gourmet snacks, hot chocolate and so much more. You’ll feel like, well, a kid in a candy store.
1311 W. Jarrettsville Road
Forest Hill, MD
461 Limestone Road