Blue Elk Vineyard

4.9
72 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.9
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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CaitlinD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and snacks in a beautiful location.

HK
HeatherK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 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
34 reviews
Dined on 10 September 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
45 reviews
Dined on 29 August 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 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JimN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 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 8 August 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 29 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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GeorgeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and wine is always outstanding!

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DarineS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 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 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KT
KateT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 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 3 July 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 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KB
KonnieB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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TamiM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 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 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

DM
vipDebM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 April 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 24 April 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 17 April 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 11 April 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 10 April 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 3 April 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 27 March 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 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another lovely visit at the vineyard!

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vipDennisR
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on 27 March 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
5 reviews
Dined on 21 March 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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Blue Elk Vineyard is rated 4.9 stars by 72 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 bookings at the moment.