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Winery’s open house to double as Spies memorial
CORDOVA, Md. (July 21, 2015) — On Saturday, July 25 at 4 p.m. the family of Taylor and Margo Spies will hold an open house at the family’s Triple Creek Winery near Cordova in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
But it will be more than an open house celebration. It will also, for the Spies family, be the dedication of a memorial in honor of their son, S. Taylor Spies Jr.
“This was his dream,” said his father, S.Taylor Spies Sr. “It was his vision for the farm.”
A fan of good wine — emphasis on “good” — was responsible, his father said, for the selection of the grape varieties whose vines now occupy eight acres of the Spies farm.
Stanley Taylor Spies Jr., 36, died the morning of Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home in Wilmington, N.C. where he lived with his wife Jacquelyn Parkhill Spies and two sons Jude Xavier and Noah Isaac and was employed by Murphy Brown Grain of Rose Hill.
Taylor joined Murphy Brown in June of 2010. In Marchp for MB East.
In March of 2011, he assumed the leadership role as director of procurement for MB East.
Though his career pulled him away from the family farm, he remained involved and proud to have grown up on an Eastern Shore farm.
In 2009, Taylor and his brothers established Tidewater Vineyards and Triple Creek Winery on the home farm.
“That’s what kept us going on this project,” said he father. “This is a memorial to him.”