We are glad you have taken the time to stop in and say hello. Wine has always been one of our fondest enjoyments, so after 20 years of making wine for ourselves, we decided to finally take the plunge and open our own winery. With a lot of help and encouragement from our good buddy Chuck Park at Charis Winery, our dream has finally come to fruition. Our goal is to make a variety of wines from fun and fruity to big bold reds and hearty whites for everyone to enjoy.
What’s With The Name?
One evening as Kristan and I were sitting on the couch enjoying a bottle of Bully Hill Vineyards Love My Goat wine while watching The Five Year Engagement, a Bed & Breakfast called the Drunken Pig was featured. At that moment, Toasted Goat popped into my head and our name was born. The next day we ran the name by some of our friends and they loved it.
The Hotel Gunter features a large portion of Western Maryland's history throughout it. A few of the key attributes from the past that we still have today, include the subterranean jail, where prisoners being transported down Route 40 would spend the night. Another venture we have brought back to life is our speakeasy that during Prohibition, the cellar held a speakeasy where patrons could partake in a bit of illegal liquor and illicit entertainment.
The Hotel Gunter has a rich and colorful history that has been revamped. We have stuck to the hotel's roots by redeveloping many of the past historical businesses that were within the hotel originally. This includes our restaurant, Café, winery, speakeasy, hotel rooms, and more. The Hotel Gunter and all of the businesses within it, have been an attempt to bring more business to the town of Frostburg to display its beauty and all that it has to offer.
The downtown Frostburg area has recently begun to bustle with activity with nearly a dozen new businesses opening over the past few years. We hope you take time to enjoy all that Frostburg has to offer from the many restaurants to the small specialty shops. We are sure you will find something to enjoy and would love to tell you all about them.