Blue Elk Vineyard

4.9
89 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.
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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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AllieS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool space, wine was great, food was good, will definitely be going again.

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SAILOR51
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a casual afternoon tasting good wine and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there!

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RiverM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting room was amazing! We had a private area, the wine and food was fantastic, and everyone was very accommodating. I definitely recommend spending an afternoon here!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice, the flatbread pizza and seasonal pretzel were delicious! The barn area was cute and I loved that each stall area had a different name like if it were for a horse. The outside would be a great area to sit for a girls days or really any nice day out. And of course the wine was amazing too!

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DebbieM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful venue inside and out. It was a lovely warm fall day so we sat outside. The drinks were delicious! Very inventive sangrias and mimosas not to mention their wines are wonderful! The food specials change each weekend but they have some tasty flatbreads, charcuterie boards and hummus. Everything we had was delicious. We were not rushed and spent several hours just chatting and enjoying the beautiful day. Thank you Blue Elk Winery. We will DEFINITELY be back!!

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Docker515
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t want to tell people how special this place is but it is amazing! You won’t be disappointed. The perfect place to sip wine, look at an amazing view and have a great time.

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Mammamia
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling through Maryland. This winery was outstanding. From the grounds, to the barn to the table service and breathtaking water views definitely worth a day trip.

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garyb
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, food and service was excellent

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kwalls
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard never ceases to please! They produce some of the smoothest wine I have ever tasted, and the flatbreads are to die for!! Kelly, one of the lovely staff members, has helped us every time we are there and she is great!! All of the staff is friendly from the moment you walk in the door, until you leave. I love the privacy of the horse stalls - it allows you to feel like you are in a private setting while still being able to hear the buzz of conversation around you. I would highly recommend Blue Elk to anyone looking for a fun afternoon with friends and good wine!

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PaulB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best experiences. The wine, the venue, service and food. We can't wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious wine and food! So happy I found this place! Beautiful vineyard and amazing staff! Our server Kelly went above and beyond! We enjoyed everything. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and wine choices. Barn setting was nice, but I wish we could have walked over the bay, had their not been weddings. We will definitely visit again, with the next time sitting inside.

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CearaH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Blue Elk was such a perfect girl’s day!! The food was AMAZING!!! So much more added to the menu. The seasonal mimosas and sangria were awesome as well as the my favorite wine here, Ivorie!

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BirthdayGirl
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found our first visit very enjoyable other that the spotted lantern flies. We will definitely return in the future. The property is beautiful and the music was enjoyable. Our afternoon was relaxing and our server, Allie, was excellent.

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Tracy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a girls weekend from NJ.. we had such a wonderful experience...the food was fab, the wine was great, the barn stalls were so cool and our server, Kelly was the best! We thoroughly enjoyed our outing and plan on making it a yearly event!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KadieD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location with friendly staff, plus a great selection of wine, sangria, cider and a delicious menu. Highly recommend.

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CaitlinD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and snacks in a beautiful location.

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HeatherK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous setting and the wine was amazing ! Our server was very attentive and personable. We will definitely be back!

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ChaddsCouple
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Nice time!! Great day .... The staff was very friendly & helpful, the view from the patio towards the river was very nice, and the cheese board & flatbread was great. And the wine flights we had were excellent. And our server was so friendly!! And we bought a bottle of the Pinot Grigio for take home. All nice ending to a nice day!!

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vipJack
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thought we’d check it out on a whim. Pleasantly surprised by the food and quality of the wine! A little tricky navigating there, but now that we know where to turn, we’ll be back.

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vipSherriC
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine, views and fantastic service!!! One of my absolute favorite wineries

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JimN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Wine was diverse and very good. Food was simple but also very good. Will definitely go back.

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EduardoH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we fell in love with the place. Everything about it was perfect!

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Jamie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful place! Enjoyed an afternoon outside with a flight of wine, sangria, Hummus and flatbread. Great views, beautiful atmosphere and nice waitstaff.

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AlyssaC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely nice and accommodating. The area was beautiful and the atmosphere relaxing. The flatbreads were delicious!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place with awesome wine and food!! I would go back again!!!!

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sampling of wines, from reds to whites, drys to sweets, light to full-bodied - everyone is sure to find one they like! Charming atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. The charcuterie is delightful and surprisingly filling, and the flatbreads are plentiful and refined.

A quaint and charming experience with beautiful views of the water, the vineyard, and the Manor house!

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PatriceB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved this place but wish there was a little more to choose from on the menu. Also would be nice to have an alternative drink for those who come with spouses that do not drink wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed their wines and the service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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GeorgeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food...good service. They could probably use some signage on Route 272 for directions.

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SarahB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very relaxing and nice for date night! We enjoyed our time together there! Took a bunch of pictures! Our server was great and we had the wine flights to try different ones! Food was ok. They got rid of our bbq chicken pizza! But overall great time!

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Kristyn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had a phenomenal date night. We were able to explore the property and enjoyed great wine and delicious flatbreads.
It was wonderful!

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GerriK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and wine is always outstanding!

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DarineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Elk Vineyard is a lovely little place. We were seated outside under an umbrella. We ordered two different flatbreads; a chicken/bacon/ranch and a sausage and pepper. Both were delicious. We both ordered the Blue Flight and loved the reserve Pinot Noir and purchased a bottle to take home. We walked the grounds after we were finished. Our service was outstanding. We will go back!!!

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AutumnM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Emily and great food. Loved the privacy of our "stall" as we were there for a work event.

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KateT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great visit to Blue Elk over July 4th weekend. They had live music and tables/chairs outside. Seating inside is in converted horse stalls. The barn was tastefully decorated and adorable. Service was wonderful as well. Can't wait to go back next time we are in the area.

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AmandaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This vineyard is beautiful. We had a great time in the tasting area outside on the patio. It was perfect for a girls outing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Really enjoyed the wine and flat bread pizzas. Service was excellent!

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Blue Elk Vineyard is rated 4.9 stars by 89 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.