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Elk Run Vineyards
Based on 10 traveler reviews
Friendly and Fun Wine Tasting
Mar 27, 2014 by: SheddVA from Arlington, Virginia
My girlfriend and I recently visited Elk Run Vineyards during the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail weekend. As part of the weekend's festivities, the vineyard was providing barrel samples as part of their tastings. The tastings were hosted by Elk Run co-owners Fred and Carol Wilson. The Wilsons were quite entertaining as they led the group thru the tasting that compared the vineyard's current releases to those wines still aging in the barrels. The Wilsons good natured ribbing of each other led some in the group to suggest the take their "act" on the road or to Las Vegas. And, the placement of an Elk Run bottle of wine in a recent episode of the TV show House of Cards led to more good natured fun. As for the wines, they were quite drinkable with the cabernet and merlots standing out. Although our tasting ended near the vineyard's closing time, we were allowed to enjoy a final glass of wine with no rush or worries by the staff. As opposed to the glossy tasting rooms you may encounter at wineries in Northern Virginia, Elk Run's facilities are quite rustic and down home. But, the tasting room fits perfectly with the laid back and friendly atmosphere. Elk Run is definitely worth a stop during your next visit to the area.
Wine and Yoga
Aug 11, 2013 by: Dayripgal from Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
Tried out recent event at Elk Run: Yoga and Wine. If you like yoga and you like wine -- try Yoga and Wine in the Vineyard, at Elk Run Vineyards and Winery. It combined an hour-long session of yoga followed by a wine-tasting. Yoga House owner Jennifer Topper has held two sessions so far, one at Serpent Ridge Winery and the one at Elk Run, with an additional one planned for September. The Elk Run event started at 7 p.m. with over an hour of outdoor yoga. It was overcast but not raining, but fortunately there was a tent so a little rain wouldn't have made much of a difference. Atlhough it's a cool idea for "girls night out," there were supportive boyfriends and husbands also participating -- so also an idea for date night. Following the yoga, we went in for wine tasting. We got to select 8 wines to taste from their list of 16. Only one - the sparkling wine - was unavailable for tasting. It was your typical wine tasting with plenty of good information on the wines and vineyards. The sommeliers were very nice, informative, and helpful, and made us feel comfortable. It's worth noting that Elk Run only uses its own grapes. Read more about wine and yoga at Elk Run at http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.blogspot.com/2013/08/yoga-and-wine-in-vineyard.html.
The wine is good, the people are wonderful
Jul 29, 2013 by: PennyNS from Mount Airy, Maryland
I love going to Elk Run. The wine is very good and reasonably priced. The music on Friday nights (Wine Down Friday) is sometimes good sometimes soso, but it's nice to have some music to accompany conversation. Sometimes it's hard to hear and you might want to situate yourself back aways from the stage.
Good Wine, but...
Jul 01, 2013 by: Billy R from Thurmont, Maryland
Recently visited Elk Run on a Sunday while out motorcycle riding. They have some very good wines to enjoy, my only issue is the overall appearance of the tasting room and grounds. They are very cluttered and could use some updating and cleanup. As I said earlier, the wines are very good, but it lacks curb appeal and that's part of the winery experience...enjoying your surroundings.
Apr 17, 2013 by: para522 from Forest HIll, MD
We had a wine day and travelled to four wineries in the Frederick/Sykesville area and Elk Run was one of them. We had a wine tasting a bought a bottle to bring home. I was so glad that we stopped here.
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