The wine-curious and the wine aficionados alike will find themselves at home in Montgomery County, Maryland. There is no better way to explore everything the county has to offer than with an unhurried afternoon sampling award-winning wines in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve. Or immerse yourself in the county’s downtown energy and nightlife at one of several urban wineries.

Wineries Throughout the County

Rocklands Farm Winery & Market: Poolesville

As part of a local grower’s cooperative, Rocklands Farm Winery & Market produces wines in small lots and with minimal intervention during the fermentation and aging. The winery places high important on fruity quality and bringing out the color, complexity, and flavor of the grapes used in its wines.

Urban Winery: Silver Spring

The Urban Winery is the closest winery to the Nation’s Capital. Owner Georgia Callis began making wine at an early age, learning the trade from her father, a Greek immigrant who made wine in the 1970’s. Stop by for Greek mezze as well as their top wines stepped in family tradition.

Great Shoals Winery: Silver Spring

Great Shoals Winery focuses on using local fruits from Maryland farms to craft high-quality wines and ciders. Its Spencerville Red Hard Apple, earned Gold and Best in Class Hard Cider at the 2011 Maryland Governor’s Cup wine competition. Since then, the winery has produced more than 30 award-winning unique hard ciders and wines.

Olney Winery: Olney

Olney Winery sources grapes from suppliers and vineyards all over the world to ferment over 34 different award-winning wines locally. This includes high-quality grapes from California, Chile, South Africa, Germany, and Italy, bringing the world to Montgomery with each glass.