Maryland’s Wine Country

In Maryland, eight wine trails highlight the state’s growing wine industry, now numbered at more than 80 wineries and vineyards.

Black Ankle Vineyard, Frederick, Maryland (Courtesy Visit Frederick)
Springfield Manor Winery Distillery, Frederick, MD
Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery, Frederick, Maryland
Boordy Vineyards in Maryland
Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, Maryland
Springfield Manor Winery Distillery, Frederick, MD
Boordy Vineyards in Maryland

In recent years, Maryland wineries have evolved from experiments in grape-growing to sophisticated producers of award-winning vintages.

The Maryland wine industry is spread out among four distinct regions: Eastern Shore, Southern Plain, Western Mountain and Piedmont Plateau, the last of which is home to the majority of the state’s vineyards.

The different climate and soil types of each region cater to a diversity of grape varietals, allowing for more than 400 different wines to be produced from more than 80 wineries. Although relatively young, the state’s wine industry is growing quickly, and more wineries are opening every year.

To explore a sampling of Maryland wineries, take advantage of the state's eight wine trails – Antietam Highlands, Capital, Carroll, Chesapeake, Frederick, Legacy, Patuxent and Piedmont – each highlighting a uniquely regional combination of local history and natural beauty with delicious vintages.

Or, explore wine and cuisine throughout the region.

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