Home of Maryland’s oldest wine festival and some of the finest wineries in the region, the Carroll Wine Trail marries amazing wineries to the traditions and cultures of Carroll County farm and horse country. People have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life.
Each winery along the trail will welcome you with charm, character, and delicious hand-crafted wines. Learn about both new and age-old-wine making traditions, walk through the vineyards and meet the wonderful people who craft these local and sustainable wines.
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This sprawling, 142-acre complex includes the famous Almshouse, a working blacksmith shop, and living historians who tell the story of farming in Maryland.
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Built in 1797 and now a museum, Union Mills has a remarkable history. It was a stopping point for Confederate forces on the march towards Gettysburg, then became headquarters for Union General James Barnes after the invaders retreated. The working grist mill offers a fascinating window into centuries-old technology.
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Combine your wine trail journey with a trip to Hollywood Casino Perryville. Its thrilling nightlife makes a great topper to a great day on the wine trail.
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Old Westminster Winery
Featuring wild yeast fermentations, Old Westminster’s focus on “natural wines” dovetails with this sibling-owned winery’s dedication to the artistry and creativity of the winemaker’s craft. Nestled into the rolling countryside of Carroll County, Old Westminster’s tasting room pairs their remarkable, Maryland-grown wines with local cheeses, charcuterie and other farm-fresh fare.
Specializing in small-lot, handmade wines, Serpent Ridge opened in 2009 and has quickly earned a reputation for exquisitely crafted wines. Try their famous Serpent Kiss, an elegant, after-dinner Seyval Blanc infused with white chocolate essence. The perfect finish to any romantic occasion.