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.
- Hours: Thursday, Saturday – Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. We are open on Fridays 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
- 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 6, including children, inside our Tasting Room and on our porches.
- We currently only offer wine tastings by appointment, as follows:
- Thursday – Monday : 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
- Each time slot accommodates up to 14 guests, the maximum group size for bookings is six guests.
- The cost is $16/person.
- A tasting reservation is for the tasting only, it does not include reserved seating following the tasting. Tasting reservations can be made here.
- Please check in with our greeter upon arrival for details and availability in our seating areas. Seating is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.
- Seating in our tasting room is limited. Groups of no more than 6 per table will be accepted. This includes children.
Private Wine Tastings
- We offer more private and intimate tasting experiences for groups within our stunning Production Room. Each guided tasting will include six award-winning wines and a complete background of Big Cork Vineyards from a knowledgeable wine associate. The cost is $26/person.
- Private wine tastings are available for a minimum of 6 guests, or up to 12 guests maximum.
- Private wine tastings will be available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm by reservation. Please contact Hospitality Manager, Tanya Kloos, at firstname.lastname@example.org to book yours today.
- The group tasting reservation is for the tasting only, it does not include seating for the group following the tasting.
- Please do not move the furniture or add personal furniture to the tables. Seating on the porches and patios is for groups of no more than 6 per table. Multiple tables are not available for groups of 6+. Groups of 7 or more must sit in our lawn by providing their own chairs, or rent event space. Maximum group size in our lawn is 18 guests, any group with 19+ guests must rent event space. Groups of 19+ will not be accepted without a reservation.
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 $75/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 email@example.com for more information.
- We’re BIG on kids and family, however, we do require that all children remain within an arm’s reach of their guardians while visiting our property.
- Children’s parties are not permitted at Big Cork Vineyards.
- All children are considered in our group policy as it pertains to number of guests permitted.
- Well-behaved dogs are welcome in our outdoor areas only, and must remain on a leash at all times.
- Decorations are not permitted unless renting space for an event.
- This includes balloons, tents, floral arrangements, glitter, streamers, banners, etc.
We hate saying no, but these are our BIG rules so that we can ensure all our guests enjoy their time at our vineyard.
- No grilling is permitted.
- No Crockpots, Instant Pots, or personal heaters.
- No outside music, including radios and musical instruments.
- Hired transportation must call in advance.
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.