Frederick County is home to 14 wineries, each with their own exquisite wines and one-of-a-kind backdrops. Our wineries combine their passions for farming and winemaking all together to create award-winning tastes and experiences. You’ll also find fun in exploration, relaxation and the beautiful countryside of Frederick County.
The County’s unique landscape makes it an excellent choice for grape growing. Our soils and climate create the perfect environment to turn grapes into fine wines. Home to the first cidery in Maryland, Distillery Lane Ciderworks and the first Meadery in Maryland, Orchid Cellars Meadery Winery, as well as numerous award-winning wines, our wineries are setting the standard for innovation in winemaking.
At Black Ankle Vineyards we believe that a prime vineyard site marked by rolling hillsides and rocky soils, combined with meticulous care of our vines and land will yield grapes that make wines of depth, nuance and character.
Wine Tastings, Tours (Saturday & Sunday @1pm, weather permitting), Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities. Refer to website for hours.
15010 Roddy Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
A boutique vineyard and winery operation producing small lots of fine quality Maryland wines. Offerings include a range of varietal wines, as well as a selection of award-winning honey wines, known as mead.
Wine Tastings, Winery and Vineyard Tours, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities, Wine Club/Special Buying
Mon -Thurs 11:30 am-3 pm, Fri 11:30 am-3 pm, Sat 12-6 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
5533 Gapland Rd., Jefferson, MD 21755
The first licensed cidery in MD is located on 95 acres in Jefferson on an historic farm dating back to the Civil War.
Tastings, Tours, Outdoor Seating/Picnic Area, Groups Welcome, Cider Club/Special Buying, Gift Shop
Sat 10am – 5pm & Sun 12-5pm
(January — July)
Sat & Sun 12-5pm
15113 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
410-775-2513 • 800-414-2513
Elk Run is a winner of over 600 medals and offers tasting of more than 10 varietals. The Vineyard sits on a portion of a land grant from the King of England to Lord Baltimore in the 1700s with 40 acre vistas overlooking the skyline of Frederick.
Wine Tastings, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities, Wine Club/Special Buying, Private Label Wines Available
Tue-Sat. 10am-6pm & Sun 12-6pm
Wine Down Friday 6-9pm
Wed-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 12-5pm
13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
301-831-5889 • 800-514-8735
Nestled amid the rolling hills of Frederick County on 230 acres of lush soil, the Aellen Family estate is home to Maryland’s first Viticultural Area. Its 65+ acre vineyard produces a wide variety of vinifera and hybrid grapes offering 30 varieties of wines.
Wine Tastings, Winery Tours, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities, Wine Clubs/Special Buying, Private Label Wines Available.
Frederick County’s newest winery features artistic, quality craftsmanship and meticulous viticulture.
14001 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
The Loew family tradition of winemaking began in the 1800’s, and now spans three centuries and five generations. The locations provides a hospitable setting for both Vinifera and French-American hybrid grapes.
Wine Tastings, Winery and Vineyard Tours, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Groups welcome, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Case Club
Fri 1-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, Mon Holidays 1-5pm
A new winery located on the former estate of Nicholas Hall, Sr., the co-founder of New Market, MD. The farm has remained in the family since the 1760's. Vineyards were replanted in 2012 with a first vintage of 2014. Planted varieties include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Muscat Blanc, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
Winter Hours: Friday 12-5, Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12-5 or by appointment.
8546 Pete Wiles Rd., Middletown, MD 21769
Maryland's premier meadery & winery specializing in complex honey wines, and unique red and white varietals. Its scenic tasting room in the Middletown Valley offers an intimate tasting experience and an introduction into the world of mead.
Wine Tastings, Winery and Vineyard Tours, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities, Wine Club/Special Buying
Fri by appointment. Sat & Sun 12-5pm
11836 Auburn Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
Springfield Manor Winery, Brewery & Distillery is named for the artisan springs and limestone terrain of the area. Picturesque mountains, woodlands and scenic vistas create gracefully refined and dignified wine and spirits only a historic estate can offer.
Wine Tastings, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities. Refer to website for hours
Our farmhouse-style cider is crafted from certified organic, American heirloom apples. Fabulous fruit and small batch fermentation let the flavors and aroma of the fruit shine through to a crisp, dry finish.
Tastings, tours, Outdoor Seating, Entertainment, Groups Welcome, and Private Event Facilities. Refer to website for hours
By Appointment Only:
Dragon Fly Farms Wines is a boutique winery and supplier only for Love Happiness Sangria. You can find their sangrias at events around the region.