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Elk Run Vineyards
Based on 13 traveler reviews
Fine wine and entertainment, but ....
Aug 03, 2014 by: bilbodad from Maryland
Just back from an afternoon at Elk Run. Did a tasting, bought some of the wine to take home along with some wine, very good cheese and bread to eat while listening to the Celtic entertainment. Peat & Barley, who are just wonderful. The desert wine "Sweet Catherine" is excellent, and the Sangria they made from it was perfect for a warm summer afternoon. They were 99% of the way to an "excellent" rating, but .... walking back to the car, my wife was called to by someone (owner?) who said we couldn't take the wine glasses from the tasting, nor the plastic plate we had the cheese & bread on, with us. Huh? We spent almost $200 and they were worried about loosing a plastic plate? I've been to a heck of a lot of wineries for tastings, and never, ever did they not include the glasses. Some even promise a free tasting if you bring their wine glass back the next time. Thanks for ruining an otherwise fine afternoon ....
Jul 09, 2014 by: Cindy M from Montville, Connecticut
Took some time in our trip to try some Maryland wine and choose this quaint little winery. Although the power was out, we were still accommodated by a very friendly young lady. The wine was very good.
A very good vineyard, although the wines are a tiny bit pricy.
May 22, 2014 by: Jeannie82649 from Ball Ground, Georgia
We have two or three favorite wines from this vineyard, and the rest of the wines are certainly worth trying. There is an outdoor area that can be used for events or just a quiet moment. The vineyard does not ship its own wines, it uses a distributor instead, so shipping wines to other states can be a bit problematic. Overall, this vineyard is worth a visit. Since there are quite a few vineyards in the general vicinity, one could certainly make a day of it.
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.
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