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.

OUR WINE EXPERIENCES

With cloud-like ceilings, sleek interior design, and an ample 25-foot tasting bar (accessible on all sides), you will enjoy all the winery has to offer in BIG style.

Weather too nice to be inside? No problem. You can drink our wine anywhere: inside, outside on our patios, or even from the comfort of your own picnic blanket on our lawn. Our wraparound patios are heated for year-round use and we have a 70” flat-screen TV outside on our west patio—so you don’t have to miss out on those Sunday football games. Our entire west patio is also cigar friendly.

Bringing a group of 7 or more to the vineyard? Groups of 7 or more must call in advance.

Individual Tastings:

  • We offer tastings Thursday through Monday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Tastings are $15 per person and include a tasting of 6 wines.

Group Tastings:

  • We offer BIG group tastings for parties of 8 or more.
  • Thursday through Monday with a reservation.
  • Group tastings are $20 per person and include a tasting of 6 wines in a semi-private area.

The BIG Experience:

  • This special seated tasting is for groups up to 6 people.
  • Includes a tasting of 6 wines that are a combination of our special release and library wines, and barrel tastings.
  • A tour of our property.
  • Special cheese pairings to complement the wine that has been hand-selected for you.
  • We offer seatings on Saturday and Sunday at noon.
  • The price per person is $75.00 and includes gratuity.

Outside Alcohol Policy

When visiting Big Cork Vineyards, please note the only alcohol that is permitted on our property is Big Cork Vineyards wine. This is Maryland law. Please do not bring any other alcohol including but not limited to previously purchased Big Cork Vineyards wine, wine from another vineyard, beer, hard alcohol, champagne or wine coolers. Failure to abide by these laws subjects us to hefty fines and a loss of our license. Violators will be asked to leave the property immediately.

To make a reservation please use the form below or call 301-302-8032 to reserve your spot today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does your tasting cost?

Our tastings are $15 per 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?

Groups of 7 or more must make a reservation.

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. On Friday nights, you’ll find a food truck here from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

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.

We have a group of 10 can we just show up and do a tasting?

Groups of 7 or more must call in advance.

My group wants to come on a Thursday, Friday during the day or Monday. Do we need to bring tables and chairs?

Groups of 7 plus are welcome to enjoy the porches and patios on Thursday, Friday during the day and Mondays. We ask that larger groups up to 24 people may bring tables, chairs and enjoy our grassy areas on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Groups 25 or more must rent event space.

Do you offer private group tastings?

Yes, they cost $20 per person. Thursday, Friday and Monday we offer them at the time of your choosing. On Saturday and Sunday, we offer group tastings at 11:00 am. You must call, 301-302-8032, to make a reservation.

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 of twenty-five are required to rent space for their celebrations. Please call 301-302-8032 for more information.

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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