Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a wine tasting for two people at Elk Run Vineyards in Mount Airy (a $100 value).
Elk Run's blooming vineyards are nestled in the majestic hills of Frederick County, where visitors can learn about grapes, sip wines and sample snacks during scenic tastings for two. After exploring the grounds of the winery for an education in harvesting methods and how to make perfect crop circles, guests travel to the tasting room to test a selection of featured vinos. Burgeoning oenophiles will swirl, sniff, and sip six different wines, punctuated by seasonal fruits that complement flavors and aroma. Patrons are treated to two full glasses of their favored quaffable, and can take home a commemorative glass to add to their carefully constructed pyramid of wine goblets.
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.
Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771