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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States


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 with Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery. 

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Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting
12:00 PM12:00

Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting

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A behind-the-scenes peek with the people that make your beloved beverages. $15 gets you a regular tasting as well as a special barrel tasting down in the cellar. See what we've been working on then relax by the firepit as the red and orange leaves fall to the ground.

No tickets necessary! Show up anytime from noon-6pm!

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Barrel Tasting: Nothing to Hide.
to Mar 26

Barrel Tasting: Nothing to Hide.

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We're opening up the cellar doors to let out all of our latest creations.

Sweet Mead // Dry Mead // Cyser

From bee to bottle, we've got nothing to hide. No flavorings. No adjuncts. Just honey, crisp South Mountain water, and the real ingredients in their natural state. 

Mead Barrels

It's always hard for us to let anyone taste any creation that's less than perfect but crafting quality mead is a long and painstaking process. For this barrel tasting, we're going to show off meads in all different points of the meadmaking process. Some need oak, some need steel, and others are just about ready for the bottle.  

The following meads will be making an appearance:

  • Juno - Pinot Gris Mead
  • Melusine - Dry Heirloom Cider Mead
  • Lumberjack - Sweet Heirloom Cider Mead (multiple vintages)
  • Duchess - Local Ginger Root Mead
  • Hunter - Lightly Spiced Mead

Our resident biochemist will guide guests through a full spectrum of flavors and leave your taste buds excited for our future fermented goodies. Join us!

Mead Barrel Tasting

Just $15/person

*No tickets needed, just show up anytime during open hours Sat & Sun*

*Club members receive half-off barrel tasting fee*

*All ages welcome. Must be 21+ to drink*

*High heels not recommended* 

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From Grapes to Wine and Honey to Mead: A Barrel Tasting
to Oct 9

From Grapes to Wine and Honey to Mead: A Barrel Tasting

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Fall is upon us which means a few things: harvest, deck sipping weather, and a bunch of new fermented goodies! We can't wait to share them with you, so we're hosting a barrel tasting to give everyone a preview. 

This tasting is for all wine lovers, mead fanatics, and craft beverage geeks. It's a great way to introduce friends and family to new beverages.

The event lasts all weekend, but we'll also have Panhandle Dan and his bassist playing some tunes from 3-5pm on Sunday. Bring a picnic, grab a glass, and soak in the scenery!

Tasting list will be posted soon.

$15 No tickets necessary, just show up!

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to Apr 3

Barrel Tasting and Sneak Peek of Things to Come

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French Oak Barrel

Join us for an intimate barrel tasting of some special projects we've been working hard to perfect.

$15 gets you a full tasting for one at the bar and and 3 extra tastings of unreleased goodies in the barrel room. The custom glass is yours to keep. Here's the list:

Bar Tasting

  • Jezebel - Dry Red Blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot
  • Blacksmith - Blackberry, Raspberry, Blueberry Mead
  • Highlander - Hallertauer Hop Mead
  • Archer - Cinnamon and Clove Mead
  • Castellan - Madagascar Vanilla Mead
  • Hunter - Chile Pepper Mead

Barrel Tasting

  • 2013 Petit Verdot
  • Mazer Rosa - Wine and Mead Hybrid in the Style of a Rosé
  • Mazer Red - Wine and Mead Hybrid with Petit Verdot Grapes

We only open up our cellar 2-3 times per year, so this is a rare sneak peek. We hope you can join us.

Pick a time slot below. The barrel tasting will start shortly after the beginning time to allow everyone to enough the bar tasting first. If you're running late, or you need to change your time please call us.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No age limit to enter, but must be 21+ to taste any alcohol

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Can I update my registration information?
Certainly! Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If the name on the ticket is the same as the name of one of the people attending, then no.
If the name on the ticket is different from the name on the ticket, then yes.

Glasses in front of barrel room
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