Sunday Music: Drew Adams

join us for a relaxing sunday afternoon.

Acoustic guitarist Drew Adams joins us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Join us as we welcome back a BIG favorite artist. Pack a picnic, or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go Food Market to pair with your favorite Big Cork Vineyards wine.

Saturday Music: Ed Barney

the weekend’s here and we’ve got wine and music waiting for you.

It’s Saturday, and time for some wine and great music. Ed Barney blends blues, soul, and classic rock with folk and bluegrass to create a unique sound. Ed interprets songs familiar and not-so-familiar in his own creative style. Sing along to America’s “Ventura Highway,” to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Look at Little Sister,” Bob Dylan’s “One More Night” and the Monkees/Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer,” (among others!) Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go-Food Market.

Friday Night Music: The Prophets of the Abstract Truth

jazzy covers, blues and bossa nova fill the air tonight.

Prophets of the Abstract Truth conjure a mystical blend of blues, bossa nova and Latin-tinged modern jazz standards, as well as jazzy covers of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers and even the Beatles. Join Carl Disque, Arnie Helmick and Bob Courter as they transport you across musical genres and provide unique interpretations and spirited arrangements from a broad cross-section of the musical spectrum. The food truck this evening is Java Cruiser, serving mouth-watering gourmet grilled cheese. YUM!

Saturday Music: Jazz Connection

Join us for an afternoon of; standard jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz arrangements of popular tunes. The four members of Jazz Connection; Dr. Tim Wolfe – saxophone, Naoto Eguchi – guitar, Robert Cote -bass, and Michael Boyd – drums, are seasoned musicians who have been playing most of their lives in various venues. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go Market.

Friday Night Music: Jason Masi

Join us for a BIG Friday night.

Jason Masi is an American/DC based singer-songwriter.  He got his start with Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, “Two Tone Circles” 2004 and “Natural Mood” 2007, respectively.  The latter was named as a top DIY (Do-It-Yourself) release by Performing Songwriter Magazine (Issue 107 – January/February 2008).

He stepped out as a solo artist in 2010, trading in the band’s roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/r&b songwriter approach.  He has since released three solo albums, “Balance & Pull”, 2010, “Life Is Wonderful”, 2012 and “Power of a Woman”, 2014. His transition has led him to supporting slots for hit songwriters like Bleu and Darryl Worley, and has kept him busy on the road performing over 250 shows per year.    Masi’s freshman solo record was released to noteworthy reviews, as well as significant radio airplay, charting in the top 200 college radio charts and being included on radio host, George Graham’s, Best Albums of the Year list.  His follow up solo effort, “Life Is Wonderful”, gained additional support and was licensed for use on a number of TV networks (Discovery, MTV, Oxygen) and placed in online commercials, tutorials, E-books and game apps.

The food truck this evening is Holy Crepes.

Sunday Music: Karen Jonas

Country Perspective’s 2014 (Co) Female Artist of the Year winner Karen Jonas returns to the vineyard. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go-Food Market. Come hear this talented singer songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia, it’s sure to be a great show and one you won’t want to miss.

Saturday Music: Jon Zorn

join us for music and wine.

Jon Zorn grew up in the beautiful country side of Monkton in Baltimore County, MD. Some of his earliest musical influences consisted of James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne, Tracey Chapman, and Van Morrison.

At the age of 12, his Mom gifted him with his first acoustic guitar that inspired him to start a local band with friends. In high school, he joined the jazz band which had significant influence on him as a musician. Throughout college, he played as a solo acoustic act at wineries, bars, and while studying abroad in Australia.

Today Jon appears throughout the region, bringing his own style to each performance.

Friday Night Music: Jeff Cosgrove Trio

Let us help you get your weekend started

Growing up in the Washington, D.C. area, Jeff Cosgrove developed a wide range of musical interests that continue to inform his output. He has worked extensively with blues and rock bands and singer-songwriters, citing B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, The Grateful Dead, Wilco, Andrew Bird, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits and Phish as pivotal influences. His role models in jazz are Motian, Elvin Jones, Joe Chambers, Ben Riley and Roy Haynes. He’s also been fortunate to study with Andrew Cyrille, Matt Wilson, Joe Hunt (Bill Evans), Tony Martucci (Mose Allison/James Moody) and Mike Shepherd (Maynard Ferguson/U.S. Navy Commodores/Barney Kessel).

The food truck this evening is Box Car Burgers.

Sunday Music: Andrew O’Day

unwind and spend the afternoon with us.

Join us for an afternoon acoustic guitar sounds of Andrew O’Day. This young and talented singer/songwriter is a local favorite in the Northern Virginia area. We’re delighted to welcome him back to Big Cork Vineyards. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go Food Market.

Saturday Music: Lizzie West & Company

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of music and wine.

Appearing for the first time at Big Cork Vineyards, Lizzie West & Company sing familiar songs from many eras and genres that will have you singing along and tapping your feet. Join us for a great afternoon filled with music and wine.


Friday Night Music: Freddie Long Band

Friday Night Music is Back!

We’re starting the 2018 Friday Night Music Series with a regional favorite, the Freddie Long Band.

Over the past decade Freddie Long has cultivated local musical roots into an act recognized throughout the eastern US and beyond. The singer/songwriter that calls Frederick County, MD home has garnered numerous music awards, opened for many major national acts, had music licensed and aired internationally, and secured corporate promotional partnerships, all in addition to recording three full albums of original material and playing thousands of shows up and down the eastern half of the US.

The food truck this evening is Renzi Pizza.

Sunday Music: Todd Brooks

todd brooks brings a wide range of music styles to the vineyard!

Todd Brooks is a solo guitarist/singer/DJ from Harpers Ferry, WV. He performs a wide variety of covers from Elvis, Michael Jackson, Luke Bryan, Oasis, Eagles, and John Cougar, all the way to Bon Jovi and Shinedown, as well as the many artists in between. With a knack for getting the crowd involved, Todd Brooks makes every show one you’ll want to see again

{free} Saturday Music Performance: Nashville artist Erin James with special guest Adam Fisher

Nashville artists come to Washington County, Maryland

We’ve got BIG plans for your Saturday. Spend your day having fun, drinking award-winning wine and listening to the talented Nashville performing artist, Erin James. James, a Maryland native (and local girl) will bring her uniquely downtown Nashville vibe to the vineyard. She’s shared the stage with some of country music’s greatest artist; Brooks and Dunn, Rascall Flatts, Darius Rucker, and the late Merle Haggard to name just a few. Adam is a southern country outlaw who has graced the stage of The Grand Ole Opry and performed with Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Clay Walker!

There’s nothing better than a taste of Nashville in November and the great wines at Big Cork Vineyards! This is a don’t miss event, from 1:00  – 4:00 pm, and is free. We’re offering special savings on gift card purchases: for every $50 gift card you purchase, you’ll receive an additional $10 gift card.

The award-winning Big Cork Vineyard is just an hour from both Baltimore and Washington, DC. The venue offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with heated outdoor patios. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, relax and celebrate life’s little pleasures.



{free} Black Friday Music: Joshua Bayer

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz, wine and scenic views

Black Friday specials along with our award-winning Maryland wine are waiting for you.  Come and enjoy a glass on our heated porches. Drink in the BIG views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Let your taste buds enjoy something from our Grab-and-Go Market or pack up those Thanksgiving leftovers and bring your own picnic. Celebrate the start of the holiday season with us!

Join us for a special jazz performance by Joshua Bayer. Bayer is the Musician in Residence, from the Department of Performing Arts at American University. A guitarist, bassist, composer and director, Bayer has performed at venues such as: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Detroit Opera House, Blues Alley, The Harlem Renaissance Festival, The World Jazz Festival, The Phillips Collection, The Contemporary Theater Festival, The One Step Down, New York Museum Of Modern Art, National Public Radio, and Philadelphia’s Chris’s Jazz Café. This {free} performance, take place from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Black Friday one-day-only savings. Stop on by and take advantage of these great deals:

  • Exclusive Limited Library Release of 2013 Petit Verdot (ONLY 6 cases of our award-winning Petit Verdot will be made available for purchase)
  • Purchase a year-long club membership as a holiday present and receive: a $50 gift card for any BIG Membership, $75 for a BIGGER Membership, $100 for a BIGGEST Membership.
  • 15% off all retail merchandise



{free} Sunday Music: Mike Gellar and Anita Thomas

We’re appealing to your senses today. Join us for some tasty award-winning wine, enjoy the beautiful fall foliage views, and the sounds of free cool jazz with Mike Gellar and Anita Thomas, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.


{free} Sunday Music Series: Drew Adams

Join us on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for our Sunday Music Series. This week we welcome back the acoustic sounds of Drew Adams. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab and Go Market. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

{free} Sunday Music Series: Connie Guy

We welcome to the vineyard for the first time the cool jazz of Connie Guy and her husband Ted Jenkins. This talented duo has performed locally and regionally and provide the perfect backdrop to your Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go Market.

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{free} Sunday Music Series: The Coteries

The Coteries bring you folk rock music steeped in their travels on the back roads of the American countryside. Just two summers ago the female-fronted trio found their footing behind the wheel of their old VW Bus, Trusty Rusty. Aside from some freezing August nights in the mountains of Wyoming and Montana, it was the best decision of their lives. With over 150 shows in their inaugural year, they’re continuing their momentum into 2016. Donning acoustic guitars, a mandolin, harmonicas, and a stomp box, The Coteries have just released their first full-length album. Join us from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for a relaxing Sunday afternoon at the vineyard. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab-and-Go Food Market.

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Sunday Music Series: Drew Adams

Join us on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for our Sunday Summer Music Series. This week we welcome back the acoustic sounds of Drew Adams. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab and Go Market. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Music Series: The Glimpses

Our Sunday Music Series continues into the fall. Join us as we welcome, The Glimpses a folk rock/Americana duo based in Alexandria, Virginia. Drawing from traditional folk, blues, country, rock, and jazz, Mercedes Mill and Matthew Leonard create soulful tunes, steeped in haunting melodies and honeyed harmonies. Pick up something from our Grab and Go Food Market or pack a picnic and join us for free music from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

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Sunday Summer Music Series: Ebb & Nova

Ebb & Nova is a northern Maryland based indie band made up of Matthew Purpora, Steven Bainbridge, and Lauren Padgett. Their music has been described as transcendent, uplifting, thought provoking, and musically innovative. Guitar and cello melodies match with a sweet and soulful voice to bring a unique sound to the music scene.

Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon at the vineyard. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab and Go Food Market.

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Sunday Summer Music Series: Robert Sykes Jazz Ensemble

The Robert Sykes jazz ensemble has been performing in the Washington area for the past 30 years. With an emphasis on the classic American songbook along with jazz standards the group manages to be accessible while at the same time pushing the boundaries in just the right places. Featured in venues such as Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns and the Kennedy Center the ensemble never fails to please. In the past few years Robert has performed at events hosted by many Washington notables including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Dick Cheney.

Join us for an afternoon of free music, award-winning wine and relaxation. Pack a picnic or pick up something from our Grab and Go Food Market.

4th of July Weekend Celebration

We’ve got a full weekend of events planned to celebrate the 4th of July.

Today we have the East Coast Stroke Band from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, special vendors, and old-fashioned children’s games from 1:00 – 2:00 pm;

  • Sack races
  • Water balloon toss
  • Hula hoop contest
  • 3-legged race

The Big Field is open for games, picnics and of course sipping wine.

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{free} Friday Night Music: Veronneau

Join us from 6 pm – 9 pm for Veronneau. This International acoustic quartet has been captivating festival, concert hall and jazz club audiences across North America and Europe with their vocal and guitar based world-jazz. Their delicious blend of bossa nova, samba and swing is performed in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Pack a picnic or purchase something to enjoy from our Grab and Go Food Market or enjoy a tasty pizza from Riverhouse Pizza.

Open Thursday through Monday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Open Fridays until 9:00 pm.