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About the Trail
 
Historic Roads. Vintage Destinations.
 
     
 
Experience the Beauty, the Magic, and the Flavor of the Frederick Wine Trail

 

The Frederick Wine Trail is made up of a cluster of three wineries, Linganore, Loew and Elk Run Vineyards in the outskirts of Mt. Airy and Catoctin Breeze located in the beautiful foothills of the eastern Catoctin Mountains, just outside of Frederick. The Frederick Wine Trail, Invites you to discover some of Frederick County’s best agricultural bounty: The rolling hills cover about 90 acres of grapes and present unique a scenic vista.  Plantings as early as the mid 70’s to wineries only a few years old, the Wine trail offers individual presentations of wine styles and flavors and hold a myriad of Local, National and International Medals for their outstanding wines. You will find a wide selection of fine wines, warm hospitality and a glimpse of the ancient art of wine making.

Frederick County’s unique and varied landscape makes it an excellent site for grape growing. Vineyard site selection is the first critical step in the process of growing grapes for fine wines, and our county, in the heart of the Maryland piedmont, is a unique area where rocky soils and rolling hills create a perfect climate to ripen some of the finest wine grapes. As soils, sun, and climate change from place to place, a single variety will produce different flavors. The French refer to this phenomenon as terroir, or the taste of the soil and the growing environment as is manifests itself in the flavors of the finished wine. As you move from winery to winery, you will be able to taste the variety of flavors as diverse as the four wineries themselves.

Geographically, the trail is compact enough to allow visits to all the wineries in one day. However, with the many attractions that this historic area has to offer, ranging from Civil War battlefields to Revolutionary War era houses and fabulous antique shops, we encourage you to plan a few weekends to enjoy the offerings of each winery at a leisurely pace. Visit each winery’s events page for more details on how you can spend a day learning more about the tradition of growing grapes and making fine wine that has been a part of Frederick County for over thirty years.

 

 
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Maryland Wine Association Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. Frederick County Office of Economic Development Homegrown Here