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Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery

8546 Pete Wiles Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-8703
+1 301-473-3568
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Fantastic location, great Meads and Wine/Mead blends

After living in the surrounding Frederick area for over 10 years, my wife and I finally had an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John H
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Myersville, United States
Excellent experience

Great customer service. I don’t know enough about mead to know but they sure seemed to know their... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
sean b
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DC
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Maryland's premier meadery and winery specializing in complex honey wines, as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, internationally awarded. Fri 12-5pm Sat 12-6pm Sun 12-5pm. Mon-Thurs by appointment only. Our tasting room sits amongst 15 acres of land, 2 acres of grapevines, and a handful of beehives. Don't worry, the beehives are tucked away for safety. We welcome mead fanatics, wine lovers, and beer snobs to sample libations and engage us with their questions and thoughts. Picnics with outside food is always welcome, but outside alcohol is against the rules. Our vineyard lab, Carmen, loves making new friends, so feel free to bring your friendly pup. All ages are welcome, but visitors must be 21+ to drink. Cheers!
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8546 Pete Wiles Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-8703
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in the surrounding Frederick area for over 10 years, my wife and I finally had an opportunity to stop by Orchid Cellar a few weeks ago before heading out to dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised and what a cool look and feel...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Great customer service. I don’t know enough about mead to know but they sure seemed to know their stuff. Our taste server was Polish and knew interesting historic facts about their original and traditional Polish Meade recipes. He was co-brew master with his son. My...More

Thank sean b
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Try the meads that are infused with peppers. This is a unique & truly yummy artisanal mead experience! I HIGHLY recommend the pepper meads in the Fall & Winter. Try them after shoveling snow - they are a great & warming reward.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of Orchid Cellar -- the views, the people, the mead, EVERYTHING was amazing! I don't consider myself a mead person, but I might have been converted after visiting here! The woman who helped us was knowledgeable and very clearly passionate...More

Thank Christine U
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

When my husband said that he wanted to go and taste Mead, I was not enthused. I thought of it as very sweet and not so much taste. Well, I was pleasantly surprised at the variety and taste of the Mead here. Orchid Cellar has...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This has to be one of the fastest tastings I have had in a long time. I did not see the sign for this winery on my first drive past, but did once my GPS turned me around and I came from the other direction....More

Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My husband and I stopped in for a tasting and weren't disappointed. The tasting included one red wine, but was mostly sweeter mead. We usually prefer dryer mead but the flavors were really unique, including a spicy pepper one. The tasting room is large with...More

1  Thank jrkorzen
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We are members of their wine club. We placed an order and needed to pick it up. The wone/mead is excellent. Some have a spicy finish Very relaxed atmosphere. Bring a picnic or buy some cheese here and enjoy If you think you will not...More

1  Thank ltsjdad
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had been here before but not since they opened the new tasting room, which is a beautiful log structure. If you've never tried a mess, this is the place to try it. First, their staff is not only friendly and knowledgeable, but the owner...More

1  Thank travelbugrlf
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I love the rustic feel of this place -- The knight Meade was timeless. Overall an incredible experience, I definitely would return to try more Meade's. Tasting Service was well-timed and friendly, I definitely recommend this as a place for tasting good Meade

2  Thank Mrbmist
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