The human palate can make very subtle distinctions, from finding floral notes in a pinot noir to determining the exact value of a rare stamp. Lick your thirst with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for one wine class with bread and cheese for two (a $70 value)
- $67 for two wine classes with bread and cheese for two (a $140 value)
- $94 for three wine classes with bread and cheese for two (a $210 value)
Oenophiles lead a varietal class on Sunday, February 3, and sippers explore vintages from a series of years by individual wine producers during the Barrel and Vertical tasting on Sunday, March 10. Sessions also include the playful April Fool's Day Blind Tasting on Saturday, April 6, and the Elk Run vs the World Varietal Tasting on Sunday, April 21. Classes and tastings typically convene from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; see the full event schedule.
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.