Capital Wine Trail

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Capital Region
There’s truly something for every wine lover along the Capital Wine Trail.

Places along the way

Just outside of Washington D.C, the Capital Wine Trail offers stunningly complex reds, vibrant whites, unique meads, ciders and fruit wines nestled into a bucolic countryside that feels like stepping back in time, and carved from the urbane city center of Silver Spring. There’s truly something for every wine lover along the Capital Wine Trail.
 

Get outdoors and ride the C&O Canal towpath, a perfect side trip on your wine lover’s adventure. Catch great music and theater in downtown Silver Spring at the AFI Silver Theater and The Fillmore. Explore our nation’s history and, of course, treat the would-be sommelier in you to an unforgettable good time. 

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Olney Winery

With a mission statement that boils down to “Good Wine Made Fun,” it’s tough to go wrong with Olney Winery. Non-pretentious and welcoming, Olney produces more than 50 international and national award winning wines. As excellent as their sophisticated traditional reds and whites are, that sense of fun really comes to the fore with their desert wines. Olney’s Sweet Nothings Moscato is a take on an Italian classic that simply must be sampled. (Though we doubt you’ll stop with just a sample….)

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Rocklands Farm Winery & Market

With a truly spectacular location centered on their historic barn with  rustic charm to spare, and the stately 19th-century manor house, it’s no wonder Rockland Farm is a beloved wedding destination. As beautiful as this winery surely is, however, it’s the wines that set Rockland Farm apart. The 2017 Monocacy, taking its name from the legendary nearby battlefield, is a magnificent Vinho Verde style with aromas of cut flowers and bear that is sure to tickle the palet of the most discerning aficianados.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Grown in the unique micro-climate at the foot of 1,283 foot namesake mountain, Sugarloaf marries precision and passion to create truly world-class wines. Using hand-picked, cold soaked, and cold-fermented grapes selected by world-renowned viticulturist Lucie Morton, Sugarloaf is rightfully famous for their Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, but don’t sleep on their three Bordeaux-style blends. The EVOE! is a personal favorite.

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The Urban Winery

A fixture in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, The Urban Winery was created with the understanding that drinking wine is a social experience. With a fantastic selection of wines, meads, and local craft beers accompanied by a fantastic menu with sublime charcuterie, The Urban Winery is the closest winery to the heart of the nation’s capital. 

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Great Shoals Winery

With its tasting room just a few miles from the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring, in the market at Heyser Farms, join their Great Shoals Wine & Cider Club and expand your understanding of wines and ciders. Sample local fruits, veggies, dairy and meats alongside the bold ciders of Great Shoals. 

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Maryland Lore

Silver Spring takes its name from a fresh water spring discovered here in  1840. The original spring is believed to have been located in Acorn Park, home of a beautiful 1842 gazebo, and a stone grotto built on the spring’s location in 1894.

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Trails in this Region

Legacy Wine Trail
Frederick Wine Trail