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Just outside of Baltimore, Boordy Vinyards is a fantastic stop along Maryland's wine trails featuring award-winning wines.
Boordy Vineyards' beautiful historic property is located 25 minutes from Inner Harbor, features award-winning wines and gift shop inside a 19th-century barn.
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Maryland’s distinct regions are home to more than 75 thriving wineries—sample some of them by traveling these wine trails. 

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

1 Antietam Highlands Wine Trail

Nestled among several Civil War sites, this trail includes five wineries. One is the Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, which offers a Sunday Brunch in addition to other regular events.

Carroll Wine Trail

2 Carroll Wine Trail

The four vineyards on this trail focus on small, handcrafted wine-making in rural Carroll County. Cygnus Wine Cellars in Manchester crafts red and white wines as well as sparkling and sweet dessert wines.


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Tour Services


Location:
c/o Old Westminster Winery
Westminster, MD 21157
410-252-9463


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Chesapeake Wine Trail Logo

3 Chesapeake Wine Trail

The Eastern Shore’s 13 wineries make for a perfect excursion when you're on your way to the beach. The largest among them is the St. Michaels Winery, located in a Historic Old Mill complex housing small boutiques and artists. Don't miss sampling the sinfully sweet Gollywobblers.


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Location:
c/o Layton's Chance Vineyards
Vienna, MD 21869
410-252-9463


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Linganore Winecellars Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

4 Frederick Wine Trail

Explore Frederick County’s agricultural bounty through the five wineries that this trail comprises. Linganore Winecellars crafts a wide selection of fruit, grape and honey wines and hosts year round events including food and wine pairings.


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Location:
c/o Elk Run Vineyards
Mount Airy, MD 21771
301-600-2888


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Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery

5 Paxtuxent Wine Trail

This trail traverses the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. A highlight: wines from Slack Winery in Ridge that are specially crafted to pair with local seafood.


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Location:
c/o Friday's Creek Winery
Owings, MD 20736
410-326-0949


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Boordy Vineyards Photo By: Boordy Vineyards

6 Piedmont Wine Trail

Encompassing Harford and Baltimore counties, this trail boasts nine wineries, including Maryland’s oldest, Boordy Vineyards, which holds outdoor concerts and open-air festivals during the warm months, and music in the 19th-century barn when the weather turns cooler.


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Location:
c/o Fiore Winery
Pylesville, MD 21132
410-472-0703


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Black Ankle Vineyards Photo By: Black Ankle Vineyards

7 Black Ankle Vineyards

Although Black Ankle Vineyards is not on an official wine trail, its excellent wines are chef favorites and appear on the wine lists of the region’s top restaurants.


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Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries


Location:
14463 Black Ankle Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
301-829-3338


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Featured Places
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Location:
c/o Old Westminster Winery
Westminster, MD 21157
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Location:
c/o Layton's Chance Vineyards
Vienna, MD 21869
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Location:
c/o Elk Run Vineyards
Mount Airy, MD 21771
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Location:
c/o Friday's Creek Winery
Owings, MD 20736
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Location:
c/o Fiore Winery
Pylesville, MD 21132
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Location:
14463 Black Ankle Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
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