Couple at Running Hare Vineyard

Wine Trails

By Jim Meyer
Couple at Running Hare Vineyard

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.

Antietam Highlands Wine Trail
Dog next to a wine glass

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.

Capital Wine Trail
People drinking wine

Caper down the Capital Trail to visit five premier wineries, including  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.

Carroll Wine Trail
Carroll Wine Trail

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

Chesapeake Wine Trail
Close-up of a Bottle of Cascia Wine with a Glass
Cascia Vineyards

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

Frederick Wine Trail
Photo of Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery tasting room

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.

Legacy Wine Trail
red barn and vinyard
Robin Hill Farm & Vineyards

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. 

Patuxent Wine Trail
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery
David W. Krankowski

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.

Piedmont Wine Trail
Boordy Vineyards
Boordy Vineyards

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.

Cider & Mead Trails
A Honeycomb from Orchid Cellar Mead
Courtesy of Orchid Cellar Mead

Two of the latest trails being developed are dedicated to Cider and Mead.  Branch Bender Cidery is one such business. Or, as the Blades Family puts it, "after nurturing the orchard, the call to produce a hard cider was developed. The Mead Trail includes specific Meaderies such as the Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery, a one of a kind that takes the ancient alcohol and makes it into a 21st Century experience (and they create unique red and white wines as well). 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.


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

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

First Landing Wine Trail
Generations Vineyards, Leonardtown Maryland
Generations Vineyards

The First Landing Wine Trail pays homage to Maryland's birthplace where settlers first came ashore on St. Clement’s Island in 1634 and established the first settlement in St. Mary’s City. Come out and visit our state's oldest and one of the most historic areas, and pair it with a new tradition of award winning wines.