Whether you want to indulge yourself in a glass of Sauvignon or Bordeaux tonight, the Baltimore area features great wineries and wine shops that will satisfy every taste, even if you’re a French wine connoisseur. And with so many wines and wineries to choose from, you’ll rediscover the Maryland wine as the perfect one for every palate and every pocket. Check out our top five wineries and schedule your next wine tasting today. – Roxana Bardan

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Boordy Vineyards

12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, Maryland 21082
(410) 592-5015

From the Maryland’s oldest family-run winery, come the award-winning wines of Boordy Vineyards. These include oak-aged cabernets, crisp chardonnays and seyval blancs, Maryland ports, and many other delicious specialties. The Boordy wines are given attentive, individual care from the fruit hand-harvesting, to fermentation, aging and bottling. For wine tasting, tours of the winery and dining options check out their website.

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The Wine Market

921 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 244-6166

Founded in 2004, The Wine Market is a unique coffee, wine bar and shop, “all under one roof,” which has been recognized locally as well as nationally for its great wine selections. The place features a beautiful courtyard patio, for the warmer months, and a great Soho loft dining area on the inside, where you can enjoy over 30 wines by the glass, and for a small corkage fee, any of the 900 wines from the shop. The Wine Market features happy hours Monday through Thursday when you can enjoy wines by the glass for just $3! Check their website for more.

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St. Michaels Winery

605 South Talbot St, #6
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-0808

Located in the historic Chesapeake Bay resort town, the St. Michaels Winery is a beautiful winery founded in 2005. The winery crafts its wines from grapes grown in their 28-year-old Wye Mills and Henderson vineyards. The St. Michaels’ tasting room is open year round, so you can enjoy a very unique and laidback wine tasting experience anytime you want. Check the website for details on the St. Michaels Case Club and much more.


Mills Fine Wine and Spirits

87 Main Street, Dockside
Annapolis, MD
(410) 263-2888

Mills Fine Wine and Spirits is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Annapolis, with a great reputation as one of the best wine shops in the country. The winery offers over 2000 wines, from some of the finest national and international vineyards. Some of the Mills’ featured wines are: Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau D Y’quem, Chateau Camarsac, Chateau Bouscaut, and Chateau Desmirail. Check their website for more information, including event planning, catalogue and delivery options.

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Wineries Association (MWA)

22 W. Padonia Road
Suite C-236
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 252-WINE

With a great generational experience and an ideal climate for ripening wine grapes, Maryland offers some of the tastiest world class wines. From the mountains of Western Maryland to the vast plains of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s wineries provide a delightful setting for a great country getaway. The Maryland Wineries Association provides great information about wine events and festivities, together with wine trails for the region’s most known and tastiest wines. They have a very informative list on all the Maryland wineries, grape varieties, together with shipping, alcohol law and much more. Stay local and ask for Maryland wine today!