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 their wine while escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Children are absolutely 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. At this time we unfortunately cannot allow Balls of any kind or Frisbees on our property.


Do we need a reservation for the Tasting Room?

Reservations are not needed.  We can easily accommodate groups of 4 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 consider bringing a blanket and/or lawn chair as tables fill up quickly!


Can you accommodate large groups?

We welcome your small gathering to share a quiet outing at our winery and enjoy the beautiful countryside, but please no organized parties without prior arrangements. We can accommodate groups of 4 or less.  Please call if you have a larger group coming to visit us.


Can we tour the winery or the vineyard?

Tours of our winery facility are offered on weekends at 12:30 p.m. for $5/person, from February through August. 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!  The tour will be of the fermentation room and the barrel room.


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!  We are working on creating a larger tasting room for our patrons, but in the meantime our indoor space is relatively small and tables are reserved for 4 people or fewer.  Just something to keep in mind when joining us this winter!