With dozens of wineries, breweries, and distilleries in a 20 mile radius, there is no shortage of craft beverage options in Frederick County, Maryland. Each and every venue offers it's own unique and special qualities, making it worthwhile to visit them all. Not sure where to start? Grab a wineries, breweries, distilleries guide and start your journey at these distinctive spots!


Wine Lovers


Man walking into the tasting area at Linganore Winery

Linganore Winecellars 

Fun Fact: This is the oldest family-owned Maryland winery.


Black Ankle Vineyards - 2024

Black Ankle Vineyard

Fun Fact: Everything on the property (including the tasting room) was built from materials found on the property. 


A couple at Catoctin Breeze

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

Fun Fact: These wines have won Maryland's Comptroller's Cup Best In Show award multiple years in a row. It's also home to its own Maryland Civil War Trails marker. 


Sunflower field outside of the Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery

Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

Fun Fact: This is Maryland's first meadery, featuring a delicious sweet beverage made from honey.

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Beer Drinkers


An image of beer from Attaboy Beer

Attaboy Beer

Fun Fact: This brewery just off Carroll Creek started a beer boom in this district of the City of Frederick. You can now find four breweries nearby -  Attaboy Barrel HouseIdiom, RAK Brewing, and Steinhardt.


Old truck painted mint green with Stillpoint Farm painted on the side at the Milkhouse Brewery

Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm

Fun Fact: Milkhouse became Maryland's first farm brewery when it opened in 2013. 


Inside of Smoketown Brewing Station

Smoketown Brewing Station

Fun Fact: The renovated historic building that houses this brewery was once both a fire station and a music venue where legendary musician Patsy Kline once played. They offer a beer in her memory called The Patsy. 

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Spirit Cravers


McClintock Distilling Company Back Bar photo shoot 2022

McClintock Distilling Company 

Fun Fact: Maryland's first organic distillery, this Downtown Frederick distillery now features a neighboring cocktail bar serving up craft cocktails with their award-winning spirits - Back Bar.


Exterior of the Springfield Manor Winery

Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, and Brewery 

Fun Fact: Their lavender gin, made from lavender grown right there on the farm, has won international awards and can only be found here in Frederick.


A female bartender making a drink at Tenth Ward Cocktail Lab

Tenth Ward Distilling Company 

Fun Fact: This woman-owned distillery pays tribute to Frederick's historic "Tenth Ward", the location of this distillery's first location. They have since expanded with their Cocktail Lab and are easier than ever to enjoy. 

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