Our winery's "tasting room" (more like a warehouse than a "room") is also a Pintxo Bar conceived and run by the Pallares brothers. Enrique and Felipe grew up in Ecuador. They spent their teenage years and early twenties traveling the world as professional polo players, living in Argentina, Spain, California and many other places before they settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where they started Casa Carmen, a boutique winery producing small lot craft wines.
Our beautiful tasting room and wine bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of our exceptional wines and enjoy a small plate or two.
We curate local produce, premium Iberian tinned fish, and small-production charcuterie and cheeses to create our Spanish-inspired menu.
Inspired by both the ancient tradition of viticultural collaboration and by the daring innovation of modern garagistes, we make wine of exceptional quality.
Our Food Concept
The menu of our Pintxo Bar is primarily based on local produce, premium Iberian tinned fish from boutique canneries, and small production charcuterie and cheeses.
Inspired by the bars and bodegas of Spain and South America, the Pallares brothers have created a bar and menu that reflect a food-and-wine-obsessed culture with community at its center.
Similar to our winemaking philosophy, our approach to food is simple: be single-mindedly focused on quality. Our sources are small production farms that use responsible practices to bring a different level of product to the table. We forage the world of food and farms to find ingredients of uncompromising quality and put them together in the best way we can.
We hope that you like the results as much as we do.
Reserve Event Space
Make The Wine Collective the next venue for your event! We offer several dreamy event spaces, accommodating both intimate parties and large gatherings (as permitted by Maryland COVID-19 mandates).