Knob Hall Winery Receives USDA Grant for Geothermal Energy

Knob Hall Winery Receives USDA Grant for Geothermal Energy

(Clear Spring, MD) - The Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, Maryland is Washington County's only winery. The company recently was awarded a significant grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for a geothermal project.
Owner Richard Seibert said, "We were very glad to receive official notification that we won a grant from the USDA towards installing geothermal energy in the barn as we renovate it in to our tasting room and an event center." Seibert said that the grant was worth $32,500, and was through the USDA Rural Development Office. "With this grant, our winery is making a commitment to the environment, and for us to have a sustainable winery." Seibert said that Knob Hall was taking several major steps to become a major environmental leader in Western Maryland.
According to the notification from the USDA, "Helping rural America develop sustainable communities and improve the quality of life is the goal of USDA Rural Development. We are pleased to be able to participate with you on this project to improve your local community." The letter was from John Tarburton, the State Director of the USDA Rural Development Office.
The Knob Hall Winery is located on St. Paul's Road in Clear Spring, Maryland. The winery recently began producing its first vintage, and expects to begin selling bottles of wine in the spring.
Knob Hall Winery is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, see: www.marylandmemories.com.