Tasting Room

Walking into our state-of-the-art, tasting room is like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure experience. Go up the winding drive and through the glass entryway. You’ll be transported to another world.

General Information

  • Groups of no more than 6 are permitted at this time.
  • We do not accept reservations for seating. Everything is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Hours: Thursday – Monday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. We are open for to-go sales and curbside pickup on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Wine is available by the bottle only. Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own wine glasses. We will also have logo wine glasses for sale.
  • Wine, grab-and-go food, and merchandise are available to purchase. We also offer shipping and curbside pick-up.
  • We will only accommodate groups of up to 4 inside our Tasting Room, and groups of up to 6 on our porches during the winter season.

    Tasting Room

    • We currently only offer wine tastings by appointment on Fridays at 12:00pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. We will only allow 8 guests per tasting. You can schedule a wine tasting here.
    • Please check in with our greeter upon arrival for details and availability in our outdoor seating areas. Seating is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.
    • Our Tasting Room is open at 50% capacity. Seating in our tasting room is limited. Groups of no more than 4 per table will be accepted. This includes children.
    • Grab-and-go food and retail merchandise is available for purchase.

      Outdoor Areas

      • Tables and chairs are spaced outside for social distancing. Please do not move the furniture. Seating on the porches and patios is for groups of no more than 6 per table.
      • Our outdoor patios are heated.

      BIG Wine Experience 

      • Our BIG Wine Experience will be available by appointment only. This special seated tasting includes six different wines that are a combination of our special release and library wines, and barrel tastings. It also includes a tour of our property and special cheese pairing to complement the wine that has been hand-selected for you. This makes the perfect gift! The cost is $77/person and includes a gratuity for your wine server. We are accepting groups of up to 6, with a 4 person minimum booking requirement. Please email mriley@bigcorkvineyards.com for more information.

      Sanitation

      • We are committed to sanitizing all customer contact areas throughout the day to provide a safe and clean environment. Our staff will be wearing facemasks to serve you. Guests must wear a facemask when entering the Tasting Room.
      • A sanitizing station is located inside of the front door, and handwashing is available in our restrooms.
      • Outdoor seating areas will be sanitized between guests.
      • The entire tasting room will be sanitized nightly using ozone technology.
      • We encourage payment via credit card. We will clean all POS equipment after each customer.
      • If you have experienced symptoms related to COVID-19 or have had exposure to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please refrain from visiting.

       

      Frequently Asked Questions

      How much does your tasting cost?

      Our tastings are $24/person and include six tastes of wine.

      May I choose my own wine for the tasting?

      No. We pick the best wines for you and combine them in the best order so you have a BIG experience.

      What style of wines do you offer?

      We have a variety of styles for all tastes. The majority of our wines fall in the dry category, along with a few semi-dry wines.

      Do I need to make a reservation for a wine tasting?

      Yes, you can make them through our event calendar.

      Are children and pets welcome?

      Yes we love kids and dogs. We ask that children be supervised and that your four-legged friends remain on a leash and remain outside on our patio or grassy areas.

      I don’t drink wine; may I bring beer or alcohol to your venue?

      That’s a BIG no-no. We do not permit outside alcohol.

      Do you offer any food onsite?

      We have a robust Grab-and-Go Food Market with all types of cheeses, fresh-baked bread, crackers, charcuterie and other goodies.

      May I bring food with me?

      You are welcome to pack a picnic and enjoy it anywhere on the property except the Tasting Room Bar.

      What days are you offering tastings?

      Fridays, Saturday, and Sunday by appointment only.

      Are you offering tours?

      We will resume tours in the spring.

      Do we need to provide our own glassware for wine tastings?

      No. We've got your covered.

      Are you family friendly?

      Children are welcome at our vineyard. However, we are a working farm with inherent dangers. We ask that children remain under their parent's supervision at all times.

      May I bring my group of twenty-five to celebrate a birthday?

      Groups are required to rent space. Please call 301-302-8032 to discuss.

      Tasting Room Photo Gallery

      Want to see more pictures of our Tasting Room? Enjoy this photo gallery featuring a few of our favorite BIG memories.

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