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.

COVID-19 Update

April 2, 2020

To our Big Cork Community:

We hope all of you in our BIG Cork Vineyards family are well and safe. Given Governor Hogan’s most recent order, we want to clarify BIG Cork Vineyards current operating status. BIG Cork Vineyards will be open EVERY DAY, 11 am – 5 pm, for wine to-go orders only (ordered online, on site or over the phone—301-302-8032). Please come support us, and local businesses, during this time.

3 WAYS CONSUMERS CAN SUPPORT BIG CORK VINEYARDS 

  • If you would like to purchase wine at our winery, you can order ahead by calling 301.302.8032 or order online and select the pick-up option. You are also welcome to place your to-go orders onsite when you arrive at the winery. BIG Cork Vineyards will be open EVERY DAY, 11 am – 5 pm, for wine pick-up.

We also will now provide FREE DELIVERY! And remember, orders of 6 bottles receive a 10% discount and case orders (12 bottles) receive a 15% discount. Delivery will be FREE to Washington or Frederick counties with orders of $75 or more. We will conduct deliveries on Thursdays and Fridays. When ordering online for delivery, please select “Pick Up” at checkout and include “Please deliver” along with your address and phone number in the NOTES section. You may also call us at 301.302.8032 to order delivery. It is required by law that someone 21 years or older be available to receive the wine.

  • Buy your favorite BIG Cork wines from our online shop and have it shipped to your home or business via UPS. We are offering $10 flat rate shipping for 1-5 bottles and free shipping with the purchase of six bottles or more. Wines will be shipped within 1-2 business days. 
  • Purchase our wine at local wine and liquor stores, including: 

DC

    • Glen’s Garden Market, Dupont Circle
    • Wagshal’s, New Mexico Avenue
    • Wagshal’s, Spring Valley

Maryland 

    • Antietam Spirits, Boonsboro
    • Apple Green Wine & Spirits, Dunkirk
    • Bin 604, Baltimore
    • Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits, Baltimore
    • Clarksburg Market, Clarksburg
    • Total Wine Corridor, Laurel
    • Dunkirk Wine & Spirits, Dunkirk
    • Halfway Liquors, Hagerstown
    • Hop & Vine, Frederick 
    • Long Meadow Wine and Liquors, Hagerstown
    • Riverside Liquors, Frederick
    • Spirits of Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
    • Wells Discount Liquors, Baltimore
    • Wine Bin, Ellicott City
    • Wine Harvest Park Potomac, Rockville
    • Wine Source, Baltimore
    • Wine Works, Baltimore
    • Wooden Keg Liquors, Hagerstown 

 BIG love, 

BIG Cork Vineyards Management Team

 

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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