This is a heavier-style sauvignon blanc has a deep straw color with notes of pineapple, honey, and grapefruit aromas. It has a nice balance of fruit and tartness.
Reserve Chardonnay grapes are from the original acreage planted in 1980 in our Liberty Tavern vineyard. Deep roots bring mineral flavors to the surface. It is aged and fermented in classic French Allier oak sur lie. This wine is put though a secondary fermentation, which alters malic acid like that found in an apple to lactic acid found in milk. It gives it a rich butter character with soft vanilla overtones.
|2009||89pts||2006||World Wine Championship|
|2007||Silver||2005||Pacific Rim International|
|2006||Silver||2005||Maryland Governor's Cup|
Cold Friday Chardonnay grapes come from our vineyard planted in 1995 in Cold Friday vineyard on the opposite side of the road from the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in new French oak, this wine is delightfully refreshing. A blend of half normal and half malolatic fermentation, it is a nice choice to balance rich cream sauces.
|2014||Silver||2012||San Francisco Chronicle Competition|
|2013||Silver||2012 World Wine Competition|
|2011||Silver||2008||International Taster's Guild|
|2009||90pts||2008||International Taster's Guild|
|2009||Silver||2007||World Wine Competition|
|2008||87pts||2007||World Wine Championship|
|2007||Bronze||2005||International Taster's Guild|
A classic Alsatian style, this dry wine exhibits nice acidity with lemon-zest and mineral flavors abounding through the finish. It’s the perfect refreshing wine for a Wine Down Friday. These grapes are grown in our Cold Friday vineyard, planted in 1995 and found across the street from the winery.
|2014||Silver||2013||World Wine Competition|
Riesling is grown in our 1995 Cold Friday Vineyard and is blended with fine Riesling grapes from the Finger Lakes and our Cold Friday vineyard. This wine is a classic slightly sweet wine with peach and melon notes with a long finish.
One of our most popular restaurant wines and great for Thanksgiving.
Our Gewurztraminer vines are grown on the Cold Friday vineyard, established in 1995. Additional acres were planted in 2005. As the only Maryland-grown Gewurztraminer in the state, it continues to shine for us in competitions. A touch of sweetness accentuates this Alsatian-style wine with spicy character and enhances its grapefruit and lychee fruit flavors. Another perfect choice for Thanksgiving!
Annapolis Sunset is soft, subtle, and easy to drink with balanced sweetness. It exhibits lots of tropical fruit perfume in the nose and is a good selection for a picnic or brunch. A great house warming gift for a guest who likes fun, sweet wine!
By order of Gov. Hogan, Elk Run and other wineries are ordered to close for wine tastings. Please give us a call at 410.775.2513 to place an order and arrange for pick up at the tasting room. You can also order Elk Run wines for shipment from vinoshipper.com. Just go to their website and search for
We thank you for your support in the trying times,
Fred and the folks at Elk Run Vineyards