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Washington County Wineries Celebrate Maryland Wine Week

Good food, good wine, good time! Taste Washington County’s finest. 

Hagerstown, Md. (July 17, 2015) – Grab a glass, your family and friends and join the Washington County Office of Agricultural Business Development and the Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau in celebrating local wine and agri-tourism during Maryland Wine Week, July 18 - July 26.

Throughout the week, restaurants, wine shops and wineries across the County are set to host special events, tastings and promotions – showcasing Washington County wines along the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail.

We hope you’ll visit our wineries during Wine Week and sample for yourself, since roughly estimated, for every three dollars spent in wineries, tourists will add one dollar additional to the local economy:  

  • Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring, approximately 30-acre estate winery, producing high quality wines from grapes harvested from its own vineyards, maintaining a tradition of sustainable agriculture. Knob Hall accommodates groups of all types including, bus tours, corporate meetings and weddings.

Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 11am - 6pm and Sundays from 12pm - 6pm

  • Red Heifer Winery, 24606 Raven Rock Road, Smithsburg, represents 20 acres of the 100-acre family owned farm. The location and unique climate of the winery makes a perfect combination for growing grapes and making unforgettable taste of wine from them.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday – 11am - 7pm (year round)

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 1pm - 7pm (May-December)

  • Big Cork Vineyards, 4238 Main St., Rohrersville, 24 luscious acres with its idyllic microclimate and fertile soil yield smaller grapes with more concentrated fruits, resulting in more flavorful and aromatic wines.  Groups of all types are welcome at Big Cork. Dining is also available on premises.

Hours:  Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Thursday – 11am – 6pm

Friday 11am – 9pm with live music from 6 – 9pm

  • Distillery Lane Ciderworks, 5533 Gapland Road, Jefferson, sits on 95 acres in Jefferson, Maryland — just outside of the historic town of Burkittsville. The farm is protected by both historic and environmental conservation easements due to its history, dating back to the Civil War. The property is officially known as “The Encampment.”

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm

  • Orchid Cellar Winery, 8546 Pete Wiles Rd, Middletown,is located in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains in Middletown, Maryland just between Frederick and Hagerstown. With a few acres under vines, the view here is picturesque. Orchid Cellar is focused on bringing history and tradition together with innovative ideas and technologies to produce the finest quality wines, producing Maryland’s premier meads and traditional Merlots.

Hours: Friday by Appointment Only; Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm

The next time you’re out dining, ask for Washington County wine! Have a favorite wine shop, see if there’s a local section and support products, Grown In Washington County, Maryland. You won’t be disappointed.

If you are interested in seeing all the wineries, leave the driving to Road Runner Tours. Board a 14-passenger bus for the approximately 8-hour tour. Tours are available each weekend and can be booked by calling 301-573-1930, or visiting:

For those in the agriculture community interested in more information contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at: 301-432-4782 or

For those interested in receiving visitor information, contact the Visitor Welcome Center, Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, at: 301-791-3246, ext 10, or email  

100 W Washington St., Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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