Elk Run Vineyards is nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County, Maryland. It is a place of serenity, history, and fine wine. Using new world research and technology while retaining the traditions and values of the old world, Elk Run’s focus is on producing high quality wine from high quality grapes.
Each vintage has a story and a flavor of its own.
Tue.-Sat. 10-6, Sunday 12-6.
Wine Down Friday 6-9pm
Click on Tasting Opportunities below for details of activities at the winery. We require reservations for groups of 8 or more. If you are arriving by Limousine or bus we require you as well as the Limousine Company to notify us advance.
Elk Run Vineyards is nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County surrounded by dairy and horse farms and fields of wheat and corn. The name “Elk Run” was chosen for a stream. The deed name to the property is the “Resurvey of Cold Friday.” It was a land grant from the King of England to Lord Baltimore. The winemaker’s home is circa 1756. Since 1983 Fred and Carol Wilson and Neill Bassford, along with associates, family and friends, have made Elk Run a shining star among American wine producers. Using new world research and technology while maintaining the traditions and values of old world practices, Elk Run’s focus is on producing high quality wine from high quality grapes. Soils of schist and shale allow for deep roots and good drainage. Seven to eight hundred foot elevations help keep the vineyard safe from frost danger. Warm days and cool nights preserve the fruity character in the wines.Practicing sustainable agriculture, close spacing and great attention to crop levels allow the wine maker to create wines of varietal character, structure, balance and good color.
5 of 5 Stars
This was our first time at Elk Ridge Run. We arranged to have a tour and tasting with a small group of friends. We enjoyed both the tour and the tasting! Our guide was extremely accommodating and we tasted rare samples he suggested and what we wanted. I’ve been to many tastings and tours but I really learned a great deal about how to taste properly. We loved the wines and bought a case. They have several club choices to join too so you can contrive to enjoy throughout the year.
The grounds are beautiful, even in the bare winter. We’ll definitely be back.Alex R. York, PA 12/3/16
5 of 5 Stars
We attended this winery as part of my sister’s bachelorette party this past weekend in the heat! Lisa (I believe was her name) was our pourer and she was wonderful! Some people see a bachelorette party coming in and get annoyed. She was inviting, pleasant, and made our experience fun! The wines were delicious and the sangria went so well with the heat 🙂 We’ll be visiting again for sure!