Frederick County is home to 15 wineries, each with their own exquisite wines and one-of-a-kind backdrops. Our wineries combine their passions for farming and wine making 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 wine making.
Black Ankle Vineyards14463 Black Ankle Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-829-3338
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.
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard15010 Roddy Rd. Thurmont, MD 21778 240-449-0677
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard is 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
Celebration Cellars Winery9831 Fox Rd. Frederick, MD 21771 240-812-WINE
Celebration Cellars Winery is a private destination winery nestled high in the Catoctin Mountain of Frederick. Their wine are hand crafted in small batches using the same techniques that winemakers have used for centuries. Enjoy the sweeping views at their private by appointment only winery.
Distillery Lane Ciderworks5533 Gapland Rd. Jefferson, MD 21755 301-834-8920
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
Elk Run Vineyards15113 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 410-775-2513800-514-8735
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
Hidden Hills Farm & Vineyard7550 Green Valley Rd. Frederick, MD 21701 301-660-8735
Hidden Hills is one of Frederick County’s newest wineries. Grab a glass and take a tour of the vineyard, farm and horses or bring a picnic basket and take in the beautiful countryside.
Linganore Winecellars13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-5889800-514-8735
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 80+ 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 and Wedding Facilities, Wine Clubs/Special Buying, Private Label Wines Available.
Links Bridge Vineyards8830 Old Links Bridge Rd. Thurmont, MD 21778 301-466-2413
Frederick County’s newest winery features artistic, quality craftsmanship and meticulous viticulture.
Loew Vineyards14001 Liberty Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 301-831-5464
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
New Market Plains Vineyards11111 W. Baldwin Rd. Monrovia, MD 21770 240-674-2859
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.
Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery8546 Pete Wiles Rd. Middletown, MD 21769 301-473-3568
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
Springfield Manor Winery, Brewery & Distillery11836 Auburn Rd. Thurmont, MD 21778 301-271-0099
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.
Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine6219 Harley Rd. Middletown, MD 21769 301-371-4814
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.
Mazzaroth Vineyard – By Appointment Only8333 Myersville Rd. Middletown, MD 21769 301-639-0333
Mazzaroth Vineyard is passionate about crafting premium Maryland wines. To achieve this requires a relentless focus in the vineyard and winery as well as a profound respect for nature. We look forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with you.
Tastings, tours, Outdoor Seating. Refer to website to schedule a visit.
Dragon Fly Farms, Vineyard & Winery – By Appointment Only
Dragon Fly Farms Wines is a boutique winery and supplier only for Love Happiness Sangria. You can find their sangria at events around the region.