Below are a few of our favorite vineyards among the 300 plus wineries in the Maryland and Virginia area.
Barrel Oak Winery
Barrel Oak Winery is an inviting vineyard in Delaplane Virginia that is welcoming to everyone including parents, children, dogs and bikers. It’s been ranked by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the #1 Family Friendly Winery in the World.
Blue Valley Vineyard
Blue Valley Vineyard is an award winning vineyard with tasting tours and special events. Formally owned by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall, Blue Valley is a breathtaking property full of scenic views and marvelous wines.
Ankida Ridge Vineyards
Ankida Ridge Vineyards is located just south of Charlottesville in Virginia. You will experience amazing views as you enter this mountain top winery. Recognized by the Washington Post and Wine Business Monthly, Ankida is known for its Pinot Noir. The operation here is small but the tastes are full of flavor. Currently production is under 1000 cases and is distributed in Virginia, DC, Georgia and South Carolina.
Barboursville Vineyards is an 18th century estate with a beautiful historic cinematic feel. Owned by the Zonin family, this vineyard has rich history. They believed just as Thomas Jefferson did long ago, that this region could produce wine that could compete with the bests. They have amazing tasting tours, restaurant and lodging as well.
Glen Manor Vineyards
Glen Manor Vineyards is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between mountains ranging from 1400 to 3400 feet tall. The moment your enter the vineyards you will feel like you are in your own world. They produce Sauvignon Blanc, and four of the Bordeaux red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot wonderfully.
Big Cork Vineyards
Big Cork Vineyards produces award-winning wine from its vineyard in Rohrersville Maryland. This magical place has taken home the Best in Show award at the Maryland Governor’s Cup and Maryland Winemaster’s Cup as well as many other awards. They are known for a majority of dry wines with a few semi-dry wines for your tasting pleasure.
Boordy Vineyards is a historic and award winning winery in Hydes Maryland. They excel at making crisp white wines and complex handcrafted reds. Northeast of Baltimore, this vineyard trip is perfect for a day trip from spring to fall. Boordy has won a total of four Maryland Governor’s Cups and countless other awards.