Winemakers know a wine has matured enough when it develops bold flavors and congratulates its former rivals for their role as the grape on the Fruit of the Loom label. Savor seasoned flavors with this Groupon to A Toast to Frederick Wine Festival on Sunday, April 22, presented by Frederick Wine Trail. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get two regular-admission tickets (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get two advantage tickets (a $60 value), which include admission and 14 wine samples.<p>
Frederick Wine Trail’s coalition of wineries craft and age delicate varietals from 120 combined acres of vineyards that produce more than half of Maryland’s wine. Between noon and 6 p.m., vendors from the Frederick Wine Trail will transport their bountiful harvests to the indoor e-ventplex, where festival-goers sip samplings from eight area wineries. Frederick Cellars, a city winery, turns its fruit into crisp sips with steel tanks, oak barrels, and bedtime stories about the differences between city and country mice. Elk Run Vineyards seals its creations in oak barrels to subtly bend flavors, and the winemakers from Linganore Winecellars follow Old-World techniques to delicately crush grapes for their dry and semi-sweet bottles. While indulging in libations and local bites of artisanal food, participants can toast to the tunes of the Jimi Cupino Project, Ted Garber, and Willie Barry & The Chaperones.
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.
797 E Patrick St.
Frederick, Maryland 21705Get Directions