Awards

FOURTY 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

Awards

Cabernet Franc

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2021 Silver 2020 Atlantic Seaboard
2021 Gold 2019 Govenors Cup
2020 Bronze 2017 San Fransisco International
2018 Silver 2015 San Fransisco Chronical
2018 Gold 90 2015 World Wine Championship
2018 Silver 87 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2018 88 2010 James Suckling
2017 Silver 2014 New World International Wine Competition
2017 Bronze 2015 Tasters Guild
2017 Bronze 2014 Atlantic Seaboard
2017 Bronze 2014 San Fransisco International
2016 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard
2015 Silver 2013 Tasters Guild
2015 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard
2015 90 2013 World Wine Championship
2015 Bronze 2013 Pacific Rim
2015 89 2013 World Wine Championship Regionals
2014 Silver 2012 Tasters Guild
2014 Silver 2012 Los Angeles County Fair
2014 Bronze 2012 Atlantic Seaboard
2014 Gold 2012 World Wine Championship
2012 Silver 2009 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2011 Gold 2008 Atlantic Seaboard
2011 Gold 2008 International Tasters Guild
2010 Double Gold Best of Class 2008 San Francisco Wine Competition
2010 Gold 2008 Beverage Testing Institute
2010 Double Gold 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2010 Gold & Best of the East 2007 World Wine Competition
2010 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2009 Gold 2007 World Wine Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Gold 2007 Wine Masters Choice Award
2009 Silver 2007 Dallas Morning News
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
2006 Best of the East 2002 Wineries Unlimited
2006 Bronze 2004 Long beach Grand Cru
2006 Bronze 2004 Indy International
2006 Bronze 2004 San Francisco International
2006 Bronze 2004 Eastern International
2006 Bronze 2004 International Taster's Guild
2005 Silver 2002 International Taster's Guild
2005 Silver 2002 Dallas Morning News
2005 Silver 2002 Grand Harvest Award
2005 Bronze 2002 Indy International
2005 Bronze 2002 Atlanta International Wine Summit
2005 Bronze 2002 New World International
2004 Bronze 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Best of the East 2001 Wineries Unlimited
2004 Silver 2001 Long Beach International
2004 Silver 2001 LA County Fair
2003 Silver 2001 New World International
2003 Silver 2001 Maryland Governor's Cup

Cabernet Sauvignon

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Bronze 2015 Tasters Guild
2018 Silver 85 2015 World Wine Championship
2017 Bronze 2015 Tasters Guild
2014 Silver 88 2012 World Wine Championship
2011 Gold 2008 International Tasters Guild
2011 Gold 2008 Atlantic Seaboard
2010 Silver 88pts 2008 Beverage Testing Institute
2010 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
2010 Gold & Best Maryland Red 2007 World Wine Competition
2009 Gold 2007 International Tasters Guild
2009 Gold 2007 Winemasters Choice
2009 Double Gold 2007 Governor's Cup
2007 Best Maryland Red 2005 Linden Green Wine Festival
2007 Bronze 2005 Atlantic Seaboard
2006 Gold 2004 International Tasters Guild
2006 Silver 2004 LA County Fair
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2005 Silver 2003 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Silver 2004 International Tasters Guild
2003 Bronze 2001 San Francisco International

Méthode Champenoise

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2015 89 20111 World Wine Championship
2007 Best Pick w/ Blue Crab 2000 Great Grapes
2003 Bronze 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup
2002 Bronze 1998 Old Ebbitt Grill National Oyster Competition

Cold Friday Chardonnay

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Gold 2016 San Fransisco Chronicle
2018 Silver 2016 New World International Wine Competition
2018 Silver 86 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2018 Silver 86 2016 World Wine Championship Regionals
2018 90 2015 James Suckling
2017 Gold Best of Class 2015 New World International Wine Competition
2017 Silver 2015 Los Angeles County Fair
2017 Bronze 2015 Atlantic Seaboard
2017 Silver 2012 San Fransisco International
2017 SILVER 2015 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMP
2016 Silver 2015 Governors Cup
2016 2015 New World International Wine
2016 2015 Mid Atlantic Seaboard Comp
2016 Silver 87 2015 World Wine Championship
2016 Silver 88 2015 Dessert Wine Competition
2015 Silver 2013 World Wine Championship
2014 SIlver 2012 San Francisco Chronicle
2014 Silver 88 2013 World Wine Championship
2011 Silver 2010 Best Buy International Tasters Guild
2010 Gold & Best Buy 2008 World Wine Competition
2010 Silver 2009 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Internationsl Competition
2009 90 pts 2008 International Taster's Guild
2009 87 pts 2007 World Wine Championship
2009 Silver 2007 World Wine Competition
2008 Silver 2006 World Wine Competition
2007 Bronze 2005 International Taster's Guild
2005 Bronze 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Silver 2002 New World International
2003 Bronze 2001 San Francisco International

Gewurztraminer

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2021 Bronze 2020 Governors Cup
2018 Bronze 2015 New World International Wine Competition
2018 Silver 88 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2018 88 2015 James Suckling
2017 Bronze 2015 New World International Wine Competition
2017 Bronze 2015 Los Angeles County Fair
2016 Double Gold 2015 Tasters Guild
2016 Bronze 2015 Los Angeles County Fair
2016 Bronze 2015 San Francisco International
2016 Silver 2015 Governors Cup
2016 2015 New World International Wine
2016 2015 Mid Atlantic Seaboard Comp
2015 Bronze 2014 Tasters Guild
2015 87 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2014 Bronze 2013 Tasters Guild
2014 Bronze 2013 Los Angeles County Fair
2014 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard
2014 Bronze 2013 San Francisco International
2014 Silver 2013 San Francisco Chronicle
2016 Double Gold 2015 International Taster's Guild
2014 Silver 2012 San Fran Chronicle Wine
2012 Bronze 2011 LA County Fair
2009 Gold 2008 Winemasters Choice
2009 Silver 2008 National Riverside Wine Comp
2009 Gold 2008 World Wine Competition
2009 Gold 2008 Mid Atlantic Seaboard
2009 Silver 2007 World Wine Competition
2007 Gold & Best of Class 2005 MD Gov Cup
2007 Gold 2005 National Grand Harvest
2007 Gold 2005 Eastern International
2007 Silver 2005 New World International
2006 Gold 2005 Grand Harvest Award
2006 Gold 2005 Maryland Governer's Cup

Liberty Tavern Chardonnay

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Silver 2015 San Fransisco Chronicle
2016 Silver 2015 Los Angeles County Fair
2016 Silver 2015 International Taster's Guild
2015 Silver 88 2013 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 88 2013 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2012 San Fran Chronicle Wine
2011 2010 Silver World Wine Competition
2009 89pts 2007 World Wine Championship
2008 Silver 2006 World Wine Competition
2007 Silver 2005 Pacific Rim International
2006 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Bronze 2004 International Taster's Guild
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Bronze 2004 San Francisco International
2004 82 pts. 2003 Wine Spectator
2004 Silver 2003 Maryland Governor's Cup

Liberty Tavern Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2013 Gold 2010 World Wine Competition
2012 Gold 2010 World Wine Competition
2011 Gold 2008 World Wine Competition
2010 Gold 2008 Beverage Testing Institute
2010 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2009 Gold 2007 International Tasters Guild
2006 Bronze 2002 International Taster's Guild
2005 Bronze 2002 Eastern International
2005 Bronze 2002 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera
2003 Silver 2001 Long beach Grand Cru

Lord Baltimore Port

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2016 Silver 2015 Govenors Cup
2009 Gold 2005 International Tasters Guild
2008 Silver 2002 World Wine Competition
2007 Gold 2002 Wine Masters Choice Comp.
2007 Silver 2005 World Wine Competition
2007 Silver 2002 International Taster's Guild
2006 Gold 2001 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Bronze 2001 International Taster's Guild
2005 Silver 2001 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Best In South 1999 Wine Spectator
2004 Gold 1999 Maryland Governor's Cup

Petit Verdot

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2021 Silver 2019 Govenors Cup

Maryland Merlot

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2017 Silver 2015 Tasters Guild
2017 Silver 2015 Atlantic Seaboard
2015 Bronze 2013 Tasters Guild
2015 89 2013 World Wine Championship
2015 84 2013 World Wine Championship Regionals
2012 91pts Gold 2010 World Wine Competition
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Alantic Seaboard Competition
2011 Silver 2007 Atlantic Seaboard Competition
2011 Silver 2007 International Tasters Guild
2009 Gold 2007 Mid Atlantic Seaboard
2009 Silver 2007 Tasters Guild International Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Winemasters Choice
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
2009 Silver 2007 International Tasters Guild
2008 Silver 2005 World Wine Championship
2007 Gold 2005 International Taster's Guild
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Silver 2004 Pacific Rim International
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2005 Gold 2004 Best of the East
2005 Gold 2002 International Taster's Guild
2005 Best of East 2002 Wineries Unlimited
2005 Bronze 2002 Eastern International
2005 Bronze 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Gold 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup
2004 Silver 2002 Riverside International Competition
2004 Silver 2002 International Taster's Guild
2004 Silver 2002 Indy International
2004 Bronze 2002 LA County Fair
2004 Bronze 2002 New World International Wine

Maryland Merlot, 10 Bunch Reserve

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2010 Silver 89pts Beverage Testing Institute
2009 88pts 2005 World Wine Competition
2009 Silver 2005 Pacific Rim Competition

Pinot Gris

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Bronze 2016 Tasters Guild
2018 Silver 86 World Wine Championship Regionals
2016 89 2015 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2013 Tasters Guild
2014 Silver 2012 World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2013 Eastern Regional Review
2012 Silver 2010 International Tasters Guild
2004 Bronze 2002 New World Wine
2004 Bronze 2002 Pacific Rim International

Riesling

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2012 Silver 2011 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2007 al Atlantic Seaboard Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Mid Atlantic Seaboard
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2005 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
2003 Silver 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup

The Red Door

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Silver 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Silver 2007 Wine Masters Choice

Syrah

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2019 Bronze 2016 Pacific Rim
2016 Silver 2015 Governors Cup
2015 Silver 2013 Tasters Guild
2015 Silver 85 2013 World Wine Championship
2013 Silver 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 International Tasters Guild
2012 Gold 2010 Mid Atlantic Seaboard Comp
2009 Gold 2007 Wine Master's Choice Award

Pinot Noir

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Bronze 84 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2017 Bronze 2015 Atlantic Seaboard
2016 Silver 2014 Tasters Guild
2016 Bronze 2014 Bronze
2016 Silver 2015 Governors Cup
2018 Bronze 84 2015 World Wine Championship Regionals
2017 Bronze 2015 Atlantic Seaboard
2016 Silver 2014 Tasters Guild
2016 Bronze 2014 Bronze
2016 Silver 2015 Governors Cup

Vin de Jus Glacé

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 Gold 2006/2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
2008 Silver, 88 pts 2005 World Wine Competition
2008 Silver  2005 World Wine Championship
2007 Silver, 88 Pts 2005 The Beverage Testing Institute
2007 Silver 2005 International Taster's Guild
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2006 Silver 2004 International Taster's Guild
2005 Silver 2003 International Taster's Guild
2005 Silver 1993 Maryland Governor's Cup
2003 Silver 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup

Gypsy Rose

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 Tasters Guild

Sweet Katherine

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 Silver 2009 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Grand Cru 2005 2005 Grand Cru Tasting Great Grapes Festival
2007 Best Summer Sipping Wine 2005 Best of Competition Great Grapes
2005 Bronze 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup

A little piece of heaven!

The scenery is absolutely breath taking. Brought my sister to her first winery and she didn’t want to leave. Our server was so kind and friendly. The seating was wonderful and a view like no other. On top of that we had delicious wine and got to play with the dogs on property. We left with 3 bottles and some awesome memories. Can’t wait to go back.

Brandy G.

Yelp Review

Had a great visit there and tried a dessert wine and a sangria. They had two awesome dogs there greeting people and keeping us company while drinking wine and playing board games. The sangria was amazing.
Ry L.

Yelp Review

Elk Run Vineyards is home to 25 acres of Vinifera grapes. They have won over 600 National and International Awards. They serve a wide variety of wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port, and Ice. You should follow their social media to stay updated about their events – wine release parties and Wine Down Fridays.

When we arrived, we were greeted by their golden retrievers. They offer discounts if you buy wine in bulk – 10% off when you purchase 6 bottles and 15% off when you purchase of 12 bottles. In addition to wine, they also sell Goot Essa Cheddar cheese (e.g., Sharp, Mild, Garlic, and Smoked) and Boar’s Head Bleu Cheese, meats (e.g., summer sausage), and Crackers (e.g., Spring Onion, Original, and Sesame).

Tori was friendly, polite, and knowledgeable about the menu. My colleagues and I enjoyed four flights of wine samples amongst ourselves. Among the wine flight of Riesling, Sangria, and Sweet Katherine, I enjoyed the latter two. The Sangria was so delicious I couldn’t leave without purchasing a bottle of it.

Samantha L.

Yelp Review