15113 Liberty Road
ELK RUN WINERY WITH DELICIOUS WINES. Property conveys with established agribusiness earnings + annual revenue. Total acreage 42.06-acres. The tasting room and the wine making facility is located on 6.9-acres. Established winery for over 38 years. Beautiful stage is set for music, weekend wedding. One of top rated wineries in Frederick County with 38 years of business experience. Elk Run Vineyards is nestled in the rolling hills of Frederick County surrounded by dairy and horse farms and fields of wheat and corn. Elk Run is named one of the TOP 100 WINERIES on the EAST COAST, USA. The name ~Elk Run~ was chosen for a stream. The deed name to the property is the ~Resurvey of Cold Friday.~ It was a land grant from the King of England to Lord Baltimore. The winemaker~s home is circa 1756. (4 bedrooms main home, 2.5 baths, 3226 SF plus 1349 SF in the basement. Since 1983 Fred and Carol Wilson and Neill Bassford, along with associates, family and friends, have made Elk Run a shining star among American wine producers. Using new world research and technology while maintaining the traditions and values of old world practices, Elk Run~s focus is on producing high quality wine from high quality grapes. Soils of schist and shale allow for deep roots and good drainage. Seven to eight hundred feet elevations help keep the vineyard safe from frost danger. Warm days and cool nights preserve the fruity character in the wines. Practicing sustainable agriculture, close spacing and great attention to crop levels allow the wine maker to create wines of varietal character, structure, balance and good color. Elk Run Vineyards offers a friendly environment for guests to enjoy a conversation and a glass of wine! The owner is the head of the Frederick County Wine Trail which makes her a go to source when asking about local wine events and places to add to your travels. We were very excited upon entry due to the inclusion of two adorable dogs walking through the tasting bar requesting attention and pets from guests; dogs make everything better! Once we embarked on the tasting, our excitement turned to confusion. When completing a tasting at Elk Run Vineyards, guests are provided a long list of wines and are only able to select a few individual wines per tasting fee.My husband and I each paid for a tasting, selected different wines with no overlapping selections, and still we only managed to taste all of the dry red options. To try every wine Elk Run Vineyards has to offer, guests would need to buy multiple tastings, have food available, and predesignate a Designated Driver. With so many (almost too many) options, all the wines began to blend together making it difficult to select favorites. Without a winery provided rating or favorite selection system, guests do their best to find space next to the name for documenting comments, stars, ratings, smiley faces, etc. to remember tasting preferences. Using a rather detailed rating system requiring tiny writing, we selected the Marilyn from our tasting as the one bottle we had to take home. With so many wines available, Elk Run Vineyards is certain to have at least one wine for each individual.Family owned vineyard and winery! Delicious wine, friendly people, and a gorgeous location! Perfect for stopping by with friends, picking up some wine for a party, or hosting a wedding or event. They often have live music and host festivals a few times a year!