Highlights

Thirty Years of Accomplishments

  • 2013 Elk Run won a Silver for their 2012 Lt Chardonnay and 2012 Reisling
  • 2013 Elk Run won a Gold for their 2013 Gewurztraminer from the World Wine Competetion
  • 2013 Built New 30x 40 case goods room
  • 2013 Elk Run is selected for product placement on Netflix’s “House of Cards”
  • 2012 Elk Run takes a Silver for their Cabernet Franc from the World Wine Competetion
  • 2012 Elk Run takes 4 Gold; Best of Class in Atlantic Seaboard for 2010 Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah
  • 2010 Elk Run takes a Gold & Best Buy in the World Wine Competition winning a total of 8 gold medals and 11 Silver
  • 2010 Elk Run Wins two Double Gold’s one for their 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon in the Maryland Wine Competition (first ever given) and one for 2008 Cabernet Franc in the International San Francisco Wine Competition
  • 2009-2010 Completion of inter planting and dense planting all 24 acres and surrounding the vineyard with an 8 foot deer Fence
  • 2009 & 2010 Elk Run is named the Best in Business in MT. Airy by the US Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009 Elk Run Cabernet Franc wins a Gold 90pts in the World Wine Competition one of 11 Gold medals and 13 silver medals
  • 2008 Elk Run is awarded the largest Agriculture Value added grant in the country
  • Elk Run takes 10 Silver and 6 Gold Medals and the 2007 Gewurtztraminer takes a Gold Medal and Best of Class – Wine Masters Choice Award
  • 2008 Liberty Tavern Chardonnay 2006 scores 89 at World Wine Competition
  • Nominated as one of three for the small business Entrepreneur of the Year for Frederick County
  • 2007 Major web site redesign and enhancement
  • 2007 First-time winner of Wine Master Choice Award and Best Wine of Maryland
  • 2007 Won six National and International Gold Medals and six Silver Medals
  • 2006 Named as Best Wine in Maryland in 2006 by “The Best in the East Magazine” for Gewurztraminer; only grower of Gewurztraminer in Maryland
  • Three-time winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup
  • 2006 Planted an additional 8 acres, winner of over 492 awards
  • 2005 Bob Cecil joins Neill Bassford in coordinating educational tastings
  • 2004 Began inter planting entire vineyard, increasing the number of vines per acre and reducing crop per vine to enhance quality
  • 2002 Produced a chardonnay for the Atlantis shuttle crew; label was taken into space
  • 2002 Gold Medal and Best of Class Award at the Los Angeles County Fair
  • 2002 Named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the East at Wineries Unlimited
  • Three-time winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup
  • 2001 Only winery to grow Pinot Noir, named Baltimore’s Best Red
  • 2001 First winery to grow Syrah
  • 2000 Produced a commemorative label for Earth Awareness Day for Goddard Space Flight Center
  • 1999 Received an 86 in the Wine Spectator for our Lord Baltimore Port, scoring the highest award in the Southern United States
  • 1999 Produced private-label wines for the Hubble Space Telescope Service Mission
  • 1998 Designed State Highway road signs
  • 1997 Built a stage for outdoor entertainment
  • 1996 Redesigned the tasting room; added landscaping to create a raised patio
  • 1995 Began planting an additional 12 acres
  • 1990/1992 First Maryland winery to participate in two International Trade Shows with the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Became the first winery to sell Internationally in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • 1989 Elk Run Chardonnay was selected to be the representative wine at the World White Water Rafting Championship
  • 1987 Liberty Tavern Chardonnay rated best Chardonnay east of the Rockies in the American Wine Competition, published in the Wine Enthusiast magazine
  • 1980 First all-vinifera vineyard in Maryland