Rob Deford continues to thrive at Boordy Vineyards. I drive by there regularly since my daughter Casey and her family live nearby. Check out the vineyard’s website for their engaging events — boordy.com. But the big news about Rob was the accolade he received last spring when he was honored at the 2020 Eastern Wine Exposition with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Citing his ongoing land stewardship and exemplary operation of a family winery on the East Coast, this award recognized Rob’s efforts and role at the helm of Maryland’s oldest winery. From everything I hear, Rob has not lost a step either, as evidenced in his star performance in M&T Bank’s television ad. Keep it up, Rob, you make us proud.
reported by Wally Pinkard '69