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.

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Tue.-Sat. 10-6, Sunday 12-6. Wine Down Friday 6-9pm

October – April
Wednesday-Sat 10-5,
Sunday 12-5.

Wine Down Friday 6-9pm

For customers safety only working dogs are allowed of property.

Tasting Opportunities

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.
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Upcoming Events
  1. Wine Down Friday’s Presents: Paul Brosseau

    November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Champagne Realease

    November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Wine Down Friday’s Presents: Holiday Show

    December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Dickens Open House

    December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wine 101 Class

    January 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5 of 5 Stars Family owned vineyard and winery! Delicious wine, friendly people, and a gorgeous location! Perfect for stopping by with friends, picking up some wine for a party, or hosting a wedding or event. They often have live music and host festivals a few times a year!ck. Leigh Anne B. 12/31/17

5 of 5 Stars This is my favorite Winery in Frederick/Mt Airy area. We have been several times and always enjoyed the wine and the setting. We tend to go off hours when we can sit on the patio and simply enjoy the wine and looking out over the growing grapes and peaceful scenery in the distance. The wine servers couldn’t be more pleasant and helpful in explaining the various wines We enjoy red wines and the Cab Franc 2014 is outstanding as is the Pinot Noir 2015 (which we bought to hold a year or so). I know they do festivals and live music and we haven’t been for those events, but certainly plan to in the future Erin S., Land O' Lakes, FL 8/25/2017