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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States

3014733568

Maryland's premier meadery and winery bringing the world's oldest alcohol into the 21st century. Specializing in complex honey wines as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, Internationally awarded.

Events

Events with Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery. 

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Year One: 365 days in the new tasting room
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Year One: 365 days in the new tasting room

Orchid Cellar Tasting Room

Year One:

365 days in a hand-built tasting room

Time to celebrate!

It's been one year since we had our Grand Opening for the new tasting room, so let's kick off the second year right. Coming back for an encore performance is Caroline Ferrante with the band in tow. 3-6pm for tunes! To keep bellies happy, Pizza Llama will be here from 2pm-6pm slinging fresh pies from a mobile brick oven.

Free admission, no tickets necessary. Come hungry!


Also making its debut is Juno, our Pinot Gris rosé mead. Yep. You read that right. Cold, refreshing, and lightly sweetened with honey. Sunshine in a bottle.

JUNO

Our Pinot Gris rosé mead makes is debut

Label Artwork

By Local Maven Emily Gude

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Maryland Winemaker Series: Anything But Grapes
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Maryland Winemaker Series: Anything But Grapes

You know cider is made of apples and mead of honey, but what ELSE are our local makers using to make their product unique?  Explore chili peppers, spices, berries, rhubarb & more! 

Frederick Honey for Mead

Our resident fermentation expert, Andrzej for an in-depth look and taste into our unique process. Joining him will be Curt from Millstone Cellars, Linda from Faulkner Branch Cidery, and James from Charm City Meadworks.

Tickets can be found here

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Happy hour with Chris Smaha
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Happy hour with Chris Smaha

From 3pm-8pm each Friday, we'll hold a happy hour to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of everyone's favorite: not the weekdays! (some may also refer to this as "the weekend")

On December 9th, Chris Smaha will be gracing us with his groovy jams.

Drinks and lite food will be available from 3-8pm as the sun sets. Chris will play from 5-7. Everyone is welcome to bring food if they'd like.

Help us get the word out via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266705003375124/

 

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Friday Happy Hour with D.T. Huber
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Friday Happy Hour with D.T. Huber

From 3pm-7pm each Friday until Christmas Eve, we'll hold a happy hour to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of everyone's favorite: not the weekdays! (some may also refer to this as "the weekend")

On December 2nd, D.T. Huber will be soothing your ears with his Americana Country Folk. Come watch the sunset, grab a drink

Drinks and lite food will be available from 3-8pm as the sun sets. D.T. will play from 5-7. Everyone is welcome to bring food if they'd like.

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Happy Hour with Caroline Ferrante
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Happy Hour with Caroline Ferrante

From 3pm-7pm each Friday until Christmas Eve, we'll hold a happy hour to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of everyone's favorite: not the weekdays! (some may also refer to this as "the weekend")

On December 9th, Caroline Ferrante will be soothing your ears with her Americana Folk. Many of you might remember her from our Grand Opening back in July.

Drinks and lite food will be available from 3-8pm as the sun sets. Caroline will play from 5-7. Everyone is welcome to bring food if they'd like.

Help us get the word out via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120520008062788/

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Friday Happy Hour!
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Friday Happy Hour!

You've had a long week...

So, we've decided to make your week better in the best way we know how: throwing a little shindig. Mead, wine, music, food, a fire pit, and one heck of a sunset.  Free admission for all!  Find the details below.

Food

We've teamed up with the one and only Pizza Llama to bring you choice pies made right in front of your eyes via their mobile fire oven. They'll be here from 4-8pm so get here early, grab a pie, grab a glass, and soak in the sunset. 

In addition, we're excited to announce that we've received a lite food license. Starting this Friday we'll serve some fine Cherry Glen goat cheese, water crackers, bruschetta crisps, gluten-free rice crackers, jellies and preserves, sundried tomato spread, artichoke tomato spread, chocolate truffles, cocoa dusted almonds, and an assortment of unique chocolate bars. Woo!

Music

Back for an encore is Panhandle Dan and his bassist, Mark Dorosh. From 5-7pm, they'll blend acoustic rock, blues, and folk. Perfect for a relaxing end of the week treat.

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Mother's Day Tastings with Caricatures of Mom

Join us for a unique Mother's Day experience

Because she deserves more than roses.

Our locally famed label artist, Goodloe Byron, will be taking over a portion of our tasting room from 1-5. He'll be offering caricatures of moms, dogs, or whoever else you'd like in a quick and fun painting.

  • 6x9 $20
  • 9x12 $30

Each painting purchased earns you a free tasting! 

No need to sign up, just stop by from 1-5pm on Mother's Day.

Checkout Goodloe's work below.

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Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wine Under the Lights

We'll be there pouring some hot mead to keep you warm!

Wine under the lights

Wine Under the Lights is back by popular demand and space is limited - purchase your ticket today! 

Visitors will enjoy a large, heated tent featuring scenic selfie stations with fun props. Immerse yourself in our winter wonderland of sparkling trees, illuminated arches, animated vignettes and colorful displays. Bring your blanket and cozy up for a 3 mile trolley ride, enjoy live music and wine-tasting under a heated tent with friends, family, or that special someone. Price includes wine-tasting, tasting glass, light snacks, live music, hot beverage, and trolley ride. Individual glasses of wine available for purchase- prices vary- CASH only. 

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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Mead Tasting at Firestone's Market on Market

Join us for a tasting at Firestone's Market in their new location... still on Market Street in downtown Frederick, just a few doors down!

We'll be pouring samples of hot Archer as well as a few other favorites from 4-7pm

Downtown Frederick will also be celebrating "First Saturday" with a holiday open house at each locally owned store, so you can make it a fun evening for everyone

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Carroll Creek Farmers' Market
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Carroll Creek Farmers' Market

  • Carroll Creek Linear Park Frederick, MD, 21701 United States (map)
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Stay Tuned - The festival may be rescheduled for October 10th due to incliment weather

Join us at Carroll Creek Linear Park in Downtown Frederick for a taste of all things local!

We'll be tasting a fresh batch of Lumberjack, Archer, and Hunter.


The Carroll Creek Farmers' Market in Downtown Frederick will have three markets this season.  June 13 (“It’s all about Berries”), August 8 (“Peaches”), and October 3(“Festival and Celebrating Autumn”).    Market goers will be able to stroll along Carroll Creek Linear Park and shop for anything and everything local that Frederick and surrounding communities have to offer.  The markets will run from 12-5pm and will feature various speakers and live local musical performances.

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"Last of the Summer Wine"
Sep
20
3:45 PM15:45

"Last of the Summer Wine"

Last of the Summer wine

A gravel road bike ride with Gravel & Grind of Frederick

From Gravel and Grind:

Medium sized dirt road ride and big sized deluxe wine tasting. Here’s the details:
Who: Gravel & Grind with Orchid Cellar Winery and Meadery
What: 30 mile hilly and dirty ride from our shop at 132 S. Carroll Street to the winery in Middletown. Ride is followed by a big wine tasting, full flight, barrel pours and experimental brews. Shuttle service back to Frederick
When: Sept 20th. Meet at the shop at 3.45, wheels down at 4.15. We’ll be home well after dark.
Where: Meet at the shop.
How: Paypal us $25 bucks or come into the shop. We’ll get your name on the list. Only 10 slots. 
21+ please. 
Bring: Lights, helmet, big snacks, water, roadish bike with dirt road abilities.
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Farm-to-Fork Frederick
Aug
28
to Sep 7

Farm-to-Fork Frederick

A dynamic 11-day culinary celebration of locally sourced foods. All participating restaurants will have a special Farm-to-Fork Frederick menu made using 60% Frederick County grown and raised farm foods. Savor the Local Flavors of Frederick County’s own farmers, and celebrate the chefs that bring them to you from these farms, to your fork!
— farmtoforkfrederick.com

Your local Frederick restaurants are going to have some great menu items along side our wines and meads. You can find our libations paired with local food ingredients at the following locations:

Beans in the Belfry - Brunswick, MD

Cafe Nola - Frederick, MD

Family Meal - Frederick, MD

The Carriage House Inn - Emmitsburg, MD

Fitzgerald's Shamrock Restaurant - Thurmont, MD

Firestone's Culinary Tavern - Frederick, MD

Lapaz Mexican Restaurant - Frederick, MD

Jojo's Restaurant and Taphouse - Frederick, MD

Roasthouse Pub - Frederick, MD

Nido's Little Italy Ristorante - Frederick, MD

Vintage - New Market, MD

The Wine Kitchen - Frederick, MD

 

Please support your local restaurants, farms, and wineries and checkout their farm to fork menus from August 28th through September 7th!

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Mother's Day Mead and Sweets Tasting
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

Mother's Day Mead and Sweets Tasting

Join us for a delectable flight of wine, mead, and custom-made sweets for Mother's Day. 

You don't have to be a mom to enjoy this, but you should probably think about inviting the first lady in your life ;)

We've joined up with Rebel's Kitchen of Frederick to offer you a one-of-a-kind tasting experience at our tasting room in Middletown, MD.

A ticket reserves one flight of wine, meads, and sweets for one person. The tasting can be performed at any time on Sunday May 10th from Noon-5pm. The menu is below.


The Menu


 

 

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Dawson's Farmer's Market
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Dawson's Farmer's Market

  • 225 N Washington St Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)
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We'll be there with bells on! Tastings and bottle sales

Every week the Farmer’s Market transforms itself as different fruits and vegetables become available throughout the season. Your pick of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. All items offered are picked fresh daily and available as supplies last.
— Dawson's Market
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South Mountain Spring Festival
Apr
25
to Apr 26

South Mountain Spring Festival

  • Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery (map)
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Get out–and join us along the South Mountain Trail for a fun-filled weekend! Many of our businesses will be hosting activities, providing tours and offering delicious refreshments.


We'll be offering a sneak peak of one of our favorite new products: Mazer Red. Made with luscious honey and rich estate petit verdot grapes, it's perfect for slowing down and enjoying life.

We'll be offering a sneak peak of one of our favorite new products: Mazer Red. Made with luscious honey and rich estate petit verdot grapes, it's perfect for slowing down and enjoying life.

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