FAQs

Can we bring our dog?

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard’s outdoor spaces are dog-friendly. On weekends our tastings are conducted outdoors and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Per Maryland law, however, they must remain on a leash. All tastings and wine sales are conducted indoors on weekdays, so please keep that in mind before inviting your dog to come along!


Can we bring our kids?

We love children, but please keep in mind that this is an adult venue. We take such great pride in creating a calm, serene atmosphere for our guests to enjoy while escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Children are welcome but must remain supervised by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Please be considerate of our other patrons by ensuring that your children respect others’ space for picnicking and socializing.


Do we need a reservation for the Tasting Room?

Reservations are not required, but keep in mind that our indoor seating is currently limited to groups of four or less. All seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and outdoor seating is weather dependent. If you plan to arrive after 1 p.m. on weekends, please feel free to bring a blanket and/or lawn chair.


Can you accommodate large groups?

We welcome your group to share a quiet outing at our winery and enjoy the beautiful countryside, but please no organized parties without prior arrangements. Indoor seating is reserved for groups of four or less. If you are planning to have a group in attendance that exceeds 4 guests, you must contact our Managers, Susan and Jennifer in advance at 301-605-0130.  When arrangements have been made, larger parties will be allowed one picnic table in the grassy seating area, are permitted to bring a folding table for additional table room along with yard chairs and blankets,  and must take their picnic food trash with them.  We request that no balloons be brought to the winery.


Can we tour the winery or the vineyard?

Tours of our winery facility are offered on WEEKENDS ONLY at 12:30 p.m. for $5/person. Tours are open to the first 20 people who reserve spots or for walk-ins when spots are available. Please call in advance to make sure we can accommodate you. At this time we do not offer tours of the vineyard as it is considered private property.


Is smoking allowed, even outside?

To ensure the comfort of all guests, smoking is not allowed in any area of the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard property.


When are you open?

Most of the time! Visit us seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. (Tastings and open wine service end 1/2 hour before close.) We only close for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. In the event of severe inclement weather, power outages or issues where maximum capacity has been exceeded, we reserve the right to close and will do our best to announce this closing on social media as soon as possible.


Since you are open year-round, do you allow people outside even during chillier months?

On winter weekends, if the weather permits, we will light up a cozy fire pit to keep you warm!