Blue Elk Vineyard

4.9
64 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 64 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jamie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
2 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
1 review
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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KonnieB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful wines, beutiful view, awesome service. Couldn't ask for anything more!

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TamiM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a lovely little winery! This was our first time visiting. The service was wonderful, the wine was delicious, and the grounds and barn were beautiful! Only wish we were able to explore a bit more, but some areas were closed off due to a wedding. We will definitely be back for another visit!

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CristinaP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun, unique experience! Truly had a wonderful time. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 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
10 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
37 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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Blue Elk Vineyard is rated 4.9 stars by 64 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.