Beer, Wine & Spirits in Columbia

Up to 53% off a Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton Township

$38 $20

Boutique Vinery offers tastings for 2, 3, or 8; customers choose from 4 small lot, and get a bottle of wine to take home

50% Off Wine Tasting at Basignani Winery

Basignani Winery

Sparks

$32 $17

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

50% Off Wine Tasting at Maryland Wineries Association

Maryland Wineries Association

Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture

$50 $25

Sample hard cider, mead, and fruit wines from around the state

Up to 52% Off at Dove Valley Wine

Dove Valley Wine

Rising Sun

$30 $15

Guests enjoy themed evenings of live music while sipping Dove Valley wine

60% Off Jazz Festival Admission with Sangria

Elk Run Vineyards

Mount Airy

$50 $20

Guests sip on sangria while listening to live jazz music and exploring a crafts fair

50% Off Wine Tastings at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

$20 $10

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

Half Off a Wine-Tasting Package

Kreutz Creek Vineyards

West Chester

$60 $30

Taste wines from a vineyard that started with a homemade winemaking kit more than two decades ago

50% Off Wine Tasting at Chaddsford Winery

Chaddsford Winery

Pennsbury

$28 $14

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See facilities and taste 6-8 wines, including dry whites, dry reds, and sweet wines

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The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$30 $17

(44)

Amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery and brewery, celebrate the release of a new merlot and Flash Gourd'n pumpkin beer

Up to 38% Off Up to 12 Bottles of Wine at Gitan Baltimore

Gitan Baltimore

Canton

$36 $24

(48)

Sommeliers imbue enophiles with knowledge and hard-to-find wines within a chef-helmed eatery

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The Greene Turtle

$15 $9

Revelers equipped with a free mug and adorned in their finest American apparel and free party beads hop from bar to bar in Baltimore

50% Off Winery-Tour Package at Auburn Road Vineyards

Auburn Road Vineyards

Pilesgrove

$30 $15

Guests tour secluded countryside vineyard before enjoying wine pressed from the vineyard's grapes

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The idyllic surroundings of The Vineyard at Hershey include acres of rolling vineyards and a natural, spring-fed pond. Inside a rustic farmhouse, guided tours take an in-depth look into the winemaking process, and end with tastings of small-batch Pennsylvania wines. Walk across the lawn to find the brewery, where brewmasters pour nearly 20 beers ranging from crisp hefeweizens to hop-heavy IPAs, with different brews crafted at different times of the year. Throughout the year, the Vineyard hosts events such as wine and beer release parties and concerts, including the summertime Decked-Out Live! Entertainment Series.

598 Schoolhouse Rd
Middletown,
PA
US

Perched on a hill overlooking northern Baltimore County's scenic valleys, Royal Rabbit Vineyards typically provides guests pleasing views throughout the year. It isn't until late spring and summer, however, that the landscape begins to change: heavy green and purple orbs crop up along 4 acres of climbing grapevines. By fall, the heavy, ripened grapes are ready for harvest—later on they’ll be turned into the winery’s award-winning wines or used as low-impact marbles. The small winery lies along the Piedmont Wine Trail and Mason-Dixie Wine Trail, which connects more than 20 small, family-owned wineries in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

In keeping with the Royal Rabbit Vineyards motto—"Treat yourself royally"—many of the wines have royal titles, including a cabernet franc blend dubbed “the duke.” Wine labels display a kingly rabbit holding a golden chalice.

1090 Jordan Sawmill Rd
Parkton,
MD
US

In 1983, "Beefalo" Bob DiMartino began a small-scale catering operation built around no-frills, classic recipes of pit-roasted barbecue, growing his business to include a carry-out joint, sports bar, and even an upscale banquet hall. Bob's process is simple: slow cooking beef, ham, turkey, slabs of ribs and morsels of pork and chicken over smoking hickory fires and not cutting corners with gas jets or heat vision. The sports bar garnishes these backyard-style feasts with plates of oysters, lump crab cakes, and strip steak, as well as sports games on 20 big-screen TVs and rivers of cold beer.

True to its roots as a catering outfit, Beefalo Bob's supplies parties of up to 10,000 with bull roasts, crab feasts, and roasted pigs, as well as rentals of tents, tables, and moon bounces. Fancy occasions find a home in the 250-person Reflections Hall, decked out with chandeliers, DJs, a fireplace, hints of sparkly gold, and a wide-open hardwood dance floor.

8015 Fort Smallwood Rd
Curtis Bay,
MD
US

Winner of four dining Awards for 2009 in Howard Magazine, including Best Bar Food and Best Late Night Dining, Victoria Gastro Pub puts a gourmet spin on traditional pub cuisine. Chef Joe Krywucki’s menu draws on fresh, seasonal ingredients—including herbs grown right outside the restaurant—to hit diners with a flavor tornado, providing a mix of comfort and creativity. Begin with the Duck-Fat Fries, which can be served by the bucket, alongside the Roasted Garlic Aioli ($7), or partnered with their duck confit, gruyere cheese, and duck gravy to make poutine ($8 small, $12 large). More substantial fare includes the official sandwich of Flemish royalty, Lobster Grilled Cheese ($16), a duo of beef that pairs braised beef short rib with a petite filet and cheddar potato gratin and broccolini ($19), as well as the "Mushroom & Swiss" Snake River Farms Kobe burger with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions, and served with smoked paprika fries ($13, $15 with truffle cheese).

8201 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
US

Armed with 20 years of experience, the brewmasters at Mr. Steve's Homebrew and Wine Supplies help amateur boozesmiths notch the proper equipment and wisdom to craft homemade beer and wine. Bring beer dreams to foamy fruition with the Brewer Best kit (a $75 value), which includes the containers, tubes, and other necessary gewgaws, but excludes bottles and patience. A variety of ingredient kits (a $40 value) can facilitate the production of about 50 bottles of beer in a wide range of flavors and species, including standbys such as irish stout and brown ale or seasonals such as Summer Delight. Alternately, find a way to fill up empty water balloons with a winemaking equipment kit (a $115 value) and ingredient kit (a $100 value). The kit enables budding vintners to produce about 30 bottles of riesling, pinot grigio, cabernet sauvignon, or myriad other varieties.

3043 Columbia Ave
Lancaster,
PA
US

Blue Mountain Vineyards owners, Joe and Vickie, are pinot pioneers. Beginning with a 5-acre experiment in 1986, they discovered that the soil of the Lehigh Valley does a fine impression of French terrain, making it suitable for growing the grapes of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and other European varietals. Since then, they've expanded to a 50-acre plot, where they now produce wines that have won awards from the Fingerlake International Wine Competition and Appellation America.

Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains overlook scenic terraces at the vineyards, where grapes spring from soil that soldiers roamed during the Revolutionary War. Tastings, concerts, and other events fill the winery's glass-flanked deck, spilling onto an outdoor patio surrounded by ponds as tranquil as a silent lullaby. Visitors admire the vines during tours, and they can also adopt their favorites to preserve the vines' flavorful histories.

277 Hershey Road
Hummelstown,
PA
US