Great music, like wine, gets better with age, is best when shared, and always benefits from saxophones filled with cheese. Let the earlobes be your snifter with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to the Song Writers Showcase Festival (a $20 value) at Elk Run Vineyards in Mount Airy, Maryland. Choose between the following dates:
- Saturday, June 4, from noon to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, June 5, from noon to 6 p.m.
Elk Run Vineyards’ blooming winery coronates the return of Maryland Wine Week with a celebration of the senses, showcasing harmonies of local singer-songwriters and seasonal red and white varietals. Sample batches of palate-pleasing vinos paired with neighborhood artisan cheeses while eardrums are massaged by the soulful acoustic stylings of artists such as the whimsical Doug Alan Wilcox, the swinging troubadour Scott Barrett, the silky-smooth Kirk Kadish and the engaging and insightful Todd C. Walker, whose soft strumming sounds like old friends with good oral hygiene. Nine distinct artists score this relaxed weekend with an easygoing soundtrack that suits hayrides through vine-laden thoroughfares, perusal of local crafts, or romantic waltzes fueled by euphonious fistfuls of pork sandwiches and chocolate.
Elk Run Vineyards
Underneath the same country sky which blankets Frederick County Dairy farms and horse stables, the Elk Run vineyard sits on the rolling hills of Mt Airy on an original land grant to Lord Baltimore in 1756. These ideal growing conditions have allowed consistent award winning wines by the same winemaker Fred Wilson for 35 years, producing National and International Gold Silver and Double Gold medals for such wines as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Gewurzrtraminer. Elk Run's winemaker crafts these libations using a blend of contemporary equipment and Old-World wine making techniques. They harvest grapes from plots planted in schist and shale soil designed to follow sustainable agricultural practices, a modus operandi that has helped the winery become one of the top 100 wineries on the East Coast, as well as one of the most acclaimed wineries in the state of Maryland.
15113 Liberty Rd.
Mount Airy, Maryland 21771