Maryland Wineries' Calendar of Promotional Events & Activities

Maryland's wineries offer hundreds of fun-filled events throughout the year. Whether you bring the whole family, a group of friends, or that special someone, events at Maryland's wineries can be both entertaining and educational. Events listed are those hosted by members of the Maryland Wineries Association.

Here you'll find the wineries' major events for the year.



Month:        Event Type:        Wine Trail:        Winery:  



February

MD Wine Passport Experience
February 20 - February 28

MD Wine Passport Experience

Traverse MD Wine Country though the Passport Experience
February 20-21 & February 27-28
**Snow dates: March 5-6

This is not your average wine tour! The Passport Experience is your personal guide through the wine trails of Maryland. It is a self-guided adventure that gives you the opportunity to experience the rich and unique culture that each region has to offer.

Take a weekend (or two) to get away and explore the local attractions, eat at some neighborhood hot-spots, and of course, indulge in great, locally-produced wine. It's easy to participate! Simply GRAB your friends, BUY your tickets,

PICK a trail, and CHOOSE from the various participating wineries and local attractions to EMBARK on your adventure through Maryland Wine Country.

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Cost:
$25

When:
12-5pm

410-252-9463

April 16

Decanter Wine Festival

New this year: We're following the horses to Laurel Park Race Course in Laurel, MD!

At Decanter, there truly is something for everyone! From live racing, betting, to seminars, to craft vendors and more, there isn’t much down-time at Laurel Park Race Course.

Join us for our 6th annual Decanter Wine Festival, set for April 16, where we will celebrate the tradition of the growing wine industry as well as the legacy of horse racing here in Maryland. This weekend of fine wine tasting is perfectly complemented by the presence of our partner, the Maryland Jockey Club.  And once again this year, we will be hosting a “best-dressed” contest for attendees with the best Preakness attire. So pull out that big fancy hat & seersucker suit from the back of your closet and head to the races!

For more information: Visit the event page

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Cost:
$30/$50 advance / $35/55 on-site

When:
12-6 p.m.

Where:
198 Laurel Race Track Rd
Laurel, MD 20724
Get Directions
410-252-9463


Wine in the Woods
May 21 - May 22

Wine in the Woods

Wine in the Woods is one of the premier events in the region and a source of pride for Howard County. The Festival has been voted Best Outdoor event by Columbia Magazine in 1997 and 1998 and awarded Best Annual Festival in Howard County by Howard Magazine for the past five years. 

In addition to the 35+ wineries that currently participate, the event attracts almost fifty artisans, musicians on two stages and over twenty food vendors. So join us for a weekend of Wine in the Symphony Woods of Columbia, Maryland.

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Cost:
Advance: $32 Sat & $27 Sun / Gate: $40 Sat & $35 Sun

When:
Sat: 11am-6pm / Sun: 11am-5pm

Where:
5950 Symphony Woods Road
Columbia, MD 21044
Get Directions
410-252-9463


Great Grapes
June 04 - June 05

Great Grapes

Great Grapes! has grown to be Baltimore’s premier casual Maryland wine festival with HUNDREDS of wines available for tasting. Hundreds of thousands of guests have enjoyed the Festival as an escape from the urban jungle.

Enjoy a weekend of rich flavors, simple pleasures, stylish tastes in the perfect setting of Oregon Ridge Park.
Join us for our 13th Annual Anniversary

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Cost:
One day pass: $28/$33 on-site (cash only), VIP: $56 (online only), Two-day VIP pass: $79 (online only)

When:
12 - 6pm

Where:
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Get Directions
410-252-9463