Beer, Wine & Spirits in Parkville

Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

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

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

7

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

$40 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles and Wine Glasses at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 42%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton

Boutique Winery offers tastings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons; customers receive wine glasses and bottles to take home

$41.50 $24

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

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

$32 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle and Wine Tote at Loew Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Loew Vineyards

Frederick County

Family who traces its winemaking roots to the 19th century pours tastes from its catalog of more than a dozen wines

$28 $14

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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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

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

Herb & Soul chefs B. Taylor and David Thomas operate under a simple mantra with several implications. When they say their mission is to "feed the soul," they mean that their fried chicken, short ribs, and Georgia bread pudding are more than just items on the menu?they?re nourishing reminders of the home-cooked meals of childhood.

They also mean that they do their best to foster long-standing relationships with local farmers and stock their small, down-home establishment with organic produce, grass-fed meats, and sustainably sourced fish. Herb & Soul's support of sustainable agriculture benefits the environment as well, since the restaurant converts its waste into compost and recycles its oil on the kitchen?s slip 'n' slide.

1702 Yakona Rd.
Parkville,
MD
US

Sipping Pretty acts as a conduit to the world of wine, welcoming customers with wine tastings and educational classes. Its mobile tastings follow a curriculum centered on the four S's of wine tasting and succeeding as a talking police dog: see, sniff, sip, and summarize. Each tasting showcases critically acclaimed wines that tasters can pair with meat and cheese from included snack platters. Seminars offer an alternative way to explore wine, delving into not only the art of tasting but how wine is made and questions of etiquette surrounding its consumption, such as which vintages are best served with a curly straw.

7915 Harford Road
Parkville,
MD
US

Average class length: 60 minutes

Class location: Indoors only

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Amenities: Free on-site babysitting

5022 Campbell Blvd
Nottingham,
MD
US

For Denise and John Wilkerson, owning a vineyard had always been a shared dream, but not one they thought would ever be realized. Wandering through the French regions of Dijon and Bordeaux on their honeymoon, the two sampled myriad wines and mustards, refining their palates and developing an appreciation for wine-dipped mustard sandwiches. Back in the states, the two tried their hand at cattle farming before making a dramatic decision: they'd sell the cattle, work on beautifying their 20 acres of land, and find a sunny patch of earth to plant those first few rows of wine grapes.

Today, the two curate tastings of their award-winning wines in a renovated barn, where barrels have been re-purposed into tables, and grapes have been re-purposed as alcohol. Through open doors, the rustic tasting room looks out over the Wilkersons' 20 acres, which are populated by rows of grapes and the lush undergrowth of native plants.

5300 Hydes Rd
Hydes,
MD
US