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.

Covid-19 update: We are open and selling bottles to go or to enjoy on the outdoor premises. We also have live music from 6-9pm on Fridays and from 2-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Can’t wait to see you all again!


Tue.-Sat. 10-6, Sunday 12-6.
Wine Down Friday 6-9pm ($5.00 cover)

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

Wine Down Friday 6-9pm

For customers’ safety, only working dogs are allowed on Elk Run’s 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.

Video courtesy of Elliott Visuals, LLC

Bob Elliott
Upcoming Events
  1. Wine Down Friday’s Presents: Ronn McFarlane

    August 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  2. Sipping Saturdays Presents: Casey Cleveland

    August 8 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  3. Sipping Sundays Presents: Patrick Smith

    August 9 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Wine Down Friday’s Presents: Darryl Brenzel Trio

    August 14 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  5. Sipping Saturdays Presents: Matthew Mills

    August 15 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

5 of 5 Stars
Really cute place, helpful staff. There was a wedding going on but they were still super attentive. Go to Groupon and use the flight/bottle for 2 coupon.. literally paid 22 dollars total.

Alexa J. 9/21/2019

5 of 5 Stars

The Elk Run staff has been super friendly every time we’ve gone. This time was no different. We had just come from Black Ankle where we didnt really like the wine much, but we liked all the wines at Elk Run. This place is so much more laid back and the wine is better. Today we got to listen to an acoustic artist… before there was someone reading Dickens… always something going on.

The hostess let us now about a great groupon coupon too.

James I. 7/28/2019