Blue Elk Vineyard

4.8
46 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Blue Elk Vineyard, just outside the quaint town of North East, MD is on the shore of the Elk River. The tasting room is cozy and rustic, built in the renovated stables of our original 1930s horse barn! Your own personal stall to enjoy our wines makes for a private experience. If weather allows, outdoor seating on the lawn overlooks the 140 acres of our estate and is pet friendly as well!
We offer wines by the flight, glass, and bottle. Patriot, our Bordeaux-style blend, is sure to impress. With a touch of Carmine Franc, Patriot is a deep full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot blend. Blushing Elk Rose is unique to our tasting room, made from ripe Chambourcin grapes, fruity and spicy. Our whites range from an Oaked 2017 Chardonnay to our Velvet, a Muscat Valvin/Riesling blend. Not a wine lover? We have a crisp craft hard cider, Prospector, named after the Gold Rush apple it is made from. Hungry? Charcuterie boards are sure to please!
Blue Elk Vineyard, worth the drive.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our twin daughters birthdays over the weekend. It was a beautiful venue with great service. The bugle wine is our favorite. Wonderful day!

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Sparky0168
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us in a booth, old horse stall, for two.
The food and wine were very good.
They had music but it was decent and not to loud.
Well worth the short drive through the country and it sits right on the water

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JimmyC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing but wine or water or sodas to drink. There were food items not on the menu which our server didn't tell us about, grrr! we got buffalo wing pizza that was very spicy, even for me!

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GlennM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The winery has good ambience indoors in the barn. The wine and food were great. Will be back.

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vipDebM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful winery with delicious wine and beautiful views. The bar area was uniquely decorated and we loved how they transformed the old horse stalls into individual table areas. Great experience.

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Stickyvoo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unexpected beautiful vineyard tucked away along the Chesapeake Bay water front. Everyone in our party enjoyed the surrounding as well as the cheese platter and flatbread. Set some time aside to walk around the property for views of the beach, the tree swings, and the vineyard. It won't be long before we return.

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Daniel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of food paired well with the wines offered and was well sized.

We had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous place! The barn stall design makes you feel like your having your own private wine tasting. The wines were all good and the flatbreads were delicious. Our server, Kelly, was friendly and solicitous. We had a great visit. I’ll be back!

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vipCathyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit on Saturday! Loved the wine, music, service and ambiance....it was our first visit but won’t be our last!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great afternoon. We tried the wine flights and all were good. Got the charcuterie tray. The server actually came back amd mentioned that she saw I was listed as gluten free on open table and offered some more Parmesan crisps on the plate instead of crackers. Had a great acoustic guitar player. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go again. Long drive but worth it.

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KarenB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice winery with beautiful scenery, friendly staff and good wine! Highly recommend!

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vipMililo
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another lovely visit at the vineyard!

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vipDennisR
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vista, wonderful food, and the local wines are exceptional. The staff was outstanding, providing a COVID safe environment and excellent client .

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davidg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard is a beautiful place on the scenic Elk River. The tasting room is a renovated old horse barn and there are several other buildings on the property. We enjoyed our wine in one of the stables. We had bottle of the Lakota, a Chambourcin/Merlot blend. It is a very good red wine. We would have liked to try some of their other wines, but thought the tastings were a little pricey. If you go, take the time to walk around the grounds and enjoy the scenery.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous day. Sat outside and it felt safe and socially distanced. Tables had flowers and the whole setup was very cute! cheese board was fantastic (as always). Got the white wine flight and it was mostly sweet, I definitely prefer dry whites so I should have opted for a glass of wine instead. Waitress was fantastic, service was quick! Took a walk down to the water for a beautiful view. Loved our time here

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TeriT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for tasting wine and lite fare! Will definitely go again!

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on March 14, 2021

Thank you Teri! We look forward to having you back and warmer weather.

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Kris
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time this weekend. Will definitely be back. 🍷

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on March 14, 2021

Kris, thank you very much. We can't wait to see you again!

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SabrinaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was great. Would have enjoyed more of a variety of food besides flatbreads.

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on March 14, 2021

Hello Sabrina, thank you for your comment. Please help us improve. What types of food were you. hoping to have at our winery? I look forward to your response. Sincerely, Denise

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ScottR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Blue Elk. It was a busy Sunday afternoon but they still were able to accommodate our group. Or three couples enjoyed delicious flatbreads, great live music and excellent local wine. We would highly recommend!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Spent a wonderful afternoon with some friends at the Blue Elk Vineyard. Our group was impressed with the establishment and plan to return.

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TanyaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been to Blue Elk yet, go! We has reservations in a very cool private area which use to be a horse stall. Service, food, and drinks were amazing.

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you Tanya! What a wonderful review! With warmer weather coming, we can't wait to have our outdoor seating as well! Hope to see you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful wine-tasting experience on a snowy day. Really enjoyed the live music!

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you back real soon! With out the snow:)

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JenM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard is a beautiful venue. Very friendly staff. Food was great.

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ChuckD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice array of wines; solid appetizers, and outstanding staff. Comfortable rural ambiance, surprisingly private, and quiet.

Nice near-Valentine surprise of roses for my fiancée.

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TomyK
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing gem! Great location awesome views. The homes that are on the property would be an amazing Airbnb. Especially the beach cottage! I would love to wake up to that view every morning drink some coffee walk-up to the stables have some wine and food and take a few bottles of the Patriot back down to the blue cottage and watch the sunset and listen to the water crashing. Love this place! My wife and I excited to see what they do for the summertime. Highly recommended! Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed visiting the tasting room in a converted horse stall. We each ordered a wine fight and a flatbread. It’s a beautiful venue and the service was great.

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vipSaphireS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our private area in the barn! Perfect place to enjoy wine, food and live music!

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The place is perfect for social distancing since you sit in your own stall with just your party. It was a tad pricey compared to other wineries we have visited. The tastings were all $20 or over....

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RiverRunner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Unique barn setting located on a beautiful farm overlooking the water. Food and wine were very good. Live music was great! Staff was very friendly, however, service was a bit slow. I felt they could use an additional server or two. Prices, especially for a flight, were a little high. Overall though, it was a good experience.

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lala
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful venue! The staff are very sweet and accommodating. The downside is this is not a place for those who do not know their wine. The prices for flights and even a glass are too high compared to just buying a bottle. Its better suited for groups of people to help with the cost. Food was great and it's definitely a different approach to a winery setting.

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Blue ELk Vineyard. Your comments are appreciated. Sincerely, BEV

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FoodLover
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was amazing. If you enjoy wines on a sweeter side this place would be perfect for you. However of all the wines we tasted the only one we really enjoyed was the Chardonnay Reserve, which had buttery notes. While not our place because of wines tastes, I’d suggest trying if you like sweeter wines

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Blue Elk Vineyard and the positeve comments. I am sorry you didn't enjoy our wines. If you do make it back, one of our tasting room assistants can help you pick wines on the dryer side from our menu. Sincerely, BEV

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic experience for my 2nd visit here. I had emailed ahead because I knew what we liked and I wanted some things set immediately so nobody would have to wait and they accommodated me. The stables converted into rooms are very warm and intimate. The staff of very accommodating and we didn’t realize they had closed but we weren’t even made aware of until I had noticed the time and kicked ourselves out.

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It is much appreciated! We hope to see you again. Sincerely, BEV

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a much more quiet and intimate environment. Great wine , great flat breads and an amazing guitarist created an calm and relaxed atmosphere which is perfect for deep conversations and “peace & quite ” from real life 😂. Definitely going back again. Also , staff was AMAZING all the way around .

Blue Elk Vineyard
Responded on January 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. It is very much appreciated! We hope to see you again! Sincerely, BEV

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Mike
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice winery. Worth a visit. Grounds are beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great winery! This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Sitting in a renovated horse stable was very cool. The wine was very good as was the flatbread. The only request would be to have more comfortable seating. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Highly recommend

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vipheatherP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful location and the wine was delicious. There was live music when we were there which was a very nice addition. Flatbreads and cheese boards were great as well.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard is such a perfect location, nicely designed tasting room with plenty of space and very family friendly. We went for the Sip & Shop event to donate to Toys for Tots and of course to see Santa! The staff was energetic, friendly and very accommodating. The wines & cheeses were delicious! We got lucky with a 60 degree December day and got to enjoy the property and gorgeous weather! This will be a regular wine stop for us <3

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Shaune
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I like the music and outside seating. Not sure about how I would enjoy the private inside seating. Two out of my three red blend tastings were very good, although $28 for a bottle of wine seems a bit high to me. I will be going back as long as there is music or an event there, but not just to sit to enjoy wine.

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Blue Elk Vineyard is rated 4.8 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.