From lively Downtown wineries to the Agricultural Reserve of Upcountry, Montgomery County, Maryland is the perfect place to spend an afternoon sampling award-winning wines just outside Washington, DC. Whether you consider yourself a wine aficionado or recently discovered a newfound interest in wine tasting, plan a visit to savor local artisanal wines.
Olney Winery: Olney
Sourcing high-quality grapes from California, Chile, South Africa, Germany, and Italy, Olney Winery gives you a taste of the world in every glass. With more than 34 different award-winning wines, the tasting room offers a sampling selection of any five wines for $8 and is open seven days a week.
Urban Winery: Silver Spring
Looking for unique nightlife plans? Urban Winery was the first winery in the region to be located in an urban environment. Winemaking is a family tradition for the owner of Greek-descent, so it’s no wonder that an array of flavorful Mezze is offered to accompany their $15, $13, and $10 five wine flights tastings.
Rocklands Farm Winery & Market: Poolesville
By utilizing low-impact, biological processes within their 9.5-acre vineyard, Rocklands Farm Winery & Market cultivates healthy vines and soil, resulting in high-quality fruit for their handcrafted, small-batch wines. Schedule a guided weekday tour to see their practices in action and be sure to try their $14 wine tasting featuring a selection of six wines.
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard: Dickerson
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard’s trained staff specializes in wine education. Whether on a weekend winery tour or enjoying a $10 sampling in the tasting room, Sugarloaf Mountain Winery guides you through every step of their award-winning wines. Afterwards, order a glass of your favorite to accompany a snack from their a la carte menu and cozy up next to a firepit.
Great Shoals Winery: Silver Spring
Great Shoals Winery sources fruits from local and regional farms to produce their high-quality craft wines and ciders. Showcasing a full range of flavors, sample any six wines and/or ciders from their selection of 30 award-winning products with their $10 tasting package.
Looking for other libations in Montgomery County, Maryland? Check out these local distilleries and breweries.