Maryland’s distinct regions are home to more than 60 thriving wineries—sample some of them by traveling these wine trails.
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.
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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c/o Old Westminster Winery
Westminster, MD 21157
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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c/o Layton's Chance Vineyards
Vienna, MD 21869
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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c/o Elk Run Vineyards
Mount Airy, MD 21771
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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c/o Friday's Creek Winery
Owings, MD 20736
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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c/o Fiore Winery
Pylesville, MD 21132
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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14463 Black Ankle Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771