CassiRaye at Red Heifer Winery
Red Heifer Winery, Red Heifer Winery Ln, Smithsburg, MD 21783
Kevin Ford and his wife, Yvonne, dreamt of starting a vineyard on the sloping hillside of the former Naylor Peach Orchard where his grandparents had lived since 1945. The name of the winery originated from the initial purchase of the farm house and property. At that time Kevin's great-grandfather met with the owners to buy the farm. During the discussion of sale a lone red heifer stood grazing on the hillside. Always a negotiator Kevin's great-grandfather said, "throw in that heifer and you have yourself a deal!" The family farm was purchased that day and has been a working property since.