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Just outside of Baltimore, Boordy Vineyards 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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Black Ankle Vineyard
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Maryland’s distinct microclimates provide diversity and flavor to our wines; try them out along these wine trails. Search our comprehensive list of breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

1 Antietam Highlands Wine Trail

Meander through the mountains of Western Maryland and the heart of the Civil War while visiting eight stand-out vineyards. Don’t miss Cool Ridge Vineyards, winner of the 2017 Governor’s Cup, and Willow Oaks, where organic fruits become unique artisanal ciders.

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2 Capital Wine Trail

Caper down the Capital Trail to visit five premier wineries, including Great Shoals Winery, Olney Winery, Rocklands Farm, The Urban Winery and the scenic, award-winning Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, located at the base of its namesake mountain. Experience the beauty, the magic, and the flavor of the Capital Wine Trail.

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Carroll Wine Trail

3 Carroll Wine Trail

From yoga at Serpent Ridge Vineyard to Solstice celebrations at Cygnus Wines to the Maryland Food & Wine Festival at Old Westminster Winery, the five wineries on this trail will welcome you with open arms and open corks.

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Close-up of a Bottle of Cascia Wine with a Glass Photo By: Cascia Vineyards

4 Chesapeake Wine Trail

With 16 wineries, this trail is the perfect excuse to explore the treasures of the Eastern Shore. Don’t miss St. Michaels Winery’s Gollywobbler Sangrias, brimming with fresh local fruit.

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Photo of Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery tasting room

5 Frederick Wine Trail

With soil as dark and rich as fresh-ground coffee, the beauty of the Catoctin foothills fills every glass at these six wineries. The wineries on the trail are close enough to visit all six in one day but historic sites, fabulous shopping and renowned restaurants make for a great weekend getaway.

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red barn and vinyard Photo By: Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards

6 Legacy Wine Trail

Maryland's agricultural heritage meets the new legacy of fine wine. Maryland's newest wine trail, the Legacy Wine Trail promotes wineries in Prince George's County and Charles County, bringing together Southern Maryland agricultural heritage and the new legacy of its fine wines. 

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Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery Photo By: David W. Krankowski

7 Patuxent Wine Trail

The 10 wineries of the Patuxent Trail capitalize on Southern Maryland’s Old-World growing traditions to bring an exciting new vision to classic wine profiles. Port of Leonardtown has helped lead the charge, winning best in class and gold medals at the 2014 Maryland Wine Masters.

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Boordy Vineyards Photo By: Boordy Vineyards

8 Piedmont Wine Trail

The lush, forested Piedmont plateau is home to eight great wineries; it’s an ideal getaway from summer heat, or to take in the fall foliage. Boordy Vineyards is famous for their outdoor concerts and open-air festivals.

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A Honeycomb from Orchid Cellar Mead Photo By: Courtesy of Orchid Cellar Mead

9 Cider & Mead Trails

Two of the latest trails being developed are dedicated to Cider and Mead.  Faulkner Branch Cidery and Distilling Company is one such business.  Or, as the Blades Family puts it, "after nurturing the orchard, the call to produce a hard cider was developed.  Great Shoals Takoma Park also offer ciders along with their other products.  The Mead Trail includes specific Meaderies such as Charm City Meadworks in Baltimore was born out of a love of beekeeping and community. Maryland Meadworks in Hyattsville has created a friendly neighborhood hangout spot right off a bike trail. Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery is Maryland's one of a kind meadery and winery that takes the ancient  alcohol and makes it into a 21st Century experience (and they create unique red and white wines as well).

Gunpowder Falls State Park Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail Photo By: Maryland Department of Natural Resources/Dean Hughes

10 Gunpowder Wine Trail

The Gunpowder Wine Trail currently includes four wineries and puts an emphasis on great events for wine lovers set around the meandering Gunpowder River. Maryland Wineries include Harford Vineyard & Winery, Royal Rabbit Vineyards, Mount Felix Vineyard & Winery and Fiore Winery & Distillery

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